Environmental Protection

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Study Findings Boost Support for Using Oysters to Clean Chesapeake Bay

Biologists at Virginia Commonwealth University found that an additional 2.5 centimeters of growth allowed a farm oyster to remove 2.2 times the nutrients of a regular oyster.

Emissions Standards for Boilers, Certain Incinerators Still Under Review

EPA says comments shed new light on key areas and that the agency plans to propose significantly different standards from what was proposed last year.

Recycling managers should lend a hand to streamline office printing systems.

Case Study: Greening the Print Infrastructure for a Large, Regional Bank

BMI+ImageNet helped the bank adopt a reduce, reuse, and recycle attitude in its print environment.

Texas Recycling Facility Cited for Bloodborne Pathogens Hazards

OSHA's San Antonio Area Office initiated a safety and health inspection on July 28, 2010, at the company's facility following a complaint that employees were being stuck by hypodermic needles while sorting trash that was to be recycled.

Montrealers are Feeding Fish Prozac

Approximately one in four Montrealers take some kind of anti-depressant, and according to new research, the drugs are passing into the waterways and affecting fish.

food waste recycling

Waste Management Is Adding Organics Composting near Florida Landfill

The facility will process clean demolition wood, food and yard waste from South Florida residents and businesses to create organic compost products.

Mace Personal Defense Signs Plea Agreement on Hazardous Waste Storage

The Mace Security subsidiary pleaded guilty to a felony charge of storing the waste at its Vermont factory without a permit.

EPA Halts Mining Waste Disposal in Appalachian Waters at Proposed Mine

EPA will use its authority under the Clean Water Act to halt the proposed disposal of mining waste in streams at the Mingo-Logan Coal Company’s Spruce No. 1 coal mine.



$7M in STAR Grants Target Effects of Exposures, Social Stressors

EPA is asking universities to gather comprehensive community-wide data on human health impacts,

Evansville, Ind., to Fix Sewage Overflows, Pay $490,000 in Fines in Clean Water Act Settlement

The agreement would resolve allegations in a lawsuit the United States and Indiana filed in September 2009, alleging violations of its Clean Water Act discharge permits.

EPA Proposes $17M Settlement with 275 Parties to Clean L.A.-Area Landfill

The landfill is a 190-acre facility located in Monterey Park, Calif., about 10 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

"Poo-Gloos" Eat Sewage

Inexpensive igloo-shaped, pollution-eating devices nicknamed "Poo-Gloos" can clean up sewage just as effectively as multimillion-dollar treatment facilities for towns outgrowing their waste-treatment lagoons, according to a new study.

DEP Fines Minuteman for Operating Transfer Facilities without Approval

Inspectors found roll-off containers filed with natural gas well drill cutting waste and plastic liners.

Household Sewage, a Viable New Energy Resource

Scientists are reporting that household sewage has far more potential as an alternative energy source than previously thought.

Hanford River Corridor

DOE Notes Work Progressing at Hanford

The River Corridor is about halfway to its 2015 cleanup goal, the Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office reports.

Clinical Waste Management Needs Specialized Regulation

A study carried out by the University of Granada warns of the need to unify existing plans for clinical waste management in the different autonomous communities to improve recycling and waste disposal.

Iowa City Agrees to Address Sewage Discharge into Miss. River

As part of the plan, the city will improve its combined sewer system over the next 20 years, reducing discharges of hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage to the Mississippi River and its tributaries.

Vermont Law School Spotlights 10 Critical Issues

Professors examine significant legal responses to such topics as climate change, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and greenhouse gas rules.

Amiad's Filtration for Underground Storage Project Moves to Next Stage

The company is providing an advanced industrial self-cleaning solution to a liquid hydrocarbon storage facility in France.

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