Environmental Protection

Wastes


N.J. Waste Facility Pleads Guilty to Dumping in Upstate New York

The Justice Department says Eagle Recycling defrauded the United States and violated clean water and wire fraud laws.

Northeast Utilities Chooses Enviance Software for Managing Emissions

New England’s largest utility to implement Environmental ERP solution to comply with regulations and corporate sustainability programs.

EPA Funds Reduced 16% in Budget Compromise

Lawmakers have delineated cuts in environmental and energy initiatives across the board in their latest budget proposal.

Government Files Antitrust Suit against Stericycle

The merging of Stericycle and Healthcare Waste Solutions would reduce competition and increase customer cost, according to the New York attorney general.

U.S. Navy photo of USS Forrestal

BAN: Aircraft Carrier Won't Be Buried at Sea After All

The Basel Action Network reported that the U.S. Navy will recycle the USS Forrestal and three other retired aircraft carriers.

Cashman Dredging & Marine to Work on Upper Hudson River Project

GE is selecting additional contractors to operate its sediment processing facility and railyard, conduct bathymetric surveys, perform monitoring activities, and habitat reconstruction work.

CareFusion Acquires Pharmaceutical Waste Sorting System

The company says Pyxis EcoStation can help hospitals reduce cost and improve environmental compliance.

Arkansas Sets Workshops for Auto Salvage Yard Operators

The workshops are designed to assist anyone owning an automotive salvage yard on obtaining all required permits for such operations, complying with applicable environmental measures, and reporting and sampling requirements.



South Dakota Awards $22.3M for Environmental Projects

The funds will go toward improving water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as well as watershed, landfill, and recycling projects.

Burning trash in the backyard is illegal in many states.

Wisconsin DNR Reminds Residents of Trash Burning Rules

The state agency says that burning trash and landfilling or burning recyclable materials are prohibited by state law.

DOE Issues Draft RFP Seeking WIPP Contractor

The successful bidder will manage and operate the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M.

Alliance Launches Traumatic Event Clean-up Division

The California-based company is specializing in helping victims reclaim their properties after exposure to bio, toxic, crime scene, or hazardous waste.

Waste Facility Employees Get Probation, Fines for CWA Felonies

One vice president, an operations manager, and a lab manager at Ecological Systems were sentenced recently for intentionally discharging untreated wastewater and stormwater into the Indianapolis sewer system.

GE White Paper Claims 5% of World's Natural Gas Is Wasted

The company's study suggests that technologies, such as re-injection or pipeline development, exist to capture and use the gas instead of flaring it into the atmosphere.

Casmalia Resources Superfund site

EPA Reaches $1.2M Settlement with 49 on Casmalia Resources Site

The Santa Barbara County toxic dump site and facility collected more than 5 billion pounds of waste during its 16-year service life.

Kurion Offers Ion Specific Media for Fukushima Plant Cleanup

The product, based on materials used to clean up Three Mile Island's nuclear disaster, reportedly removes radioactive isotopes from aqueous solutions.

New York No Longer Tolerates Lead Wheel Weights

Those who violate the ban can face stiff penalties, including fines up to $1,000 per violation and an additional $1,000 per day the violation occurs.

Oil skimmers can help facilities meet wastewater discharge regulations.

Case Study: Tank Washing Facility Installs Oil Recovery System

Food Express cleans up its wastewater with an oil skimmer attached to a separation tank designed by the company's president.

DOE Contractors Assume GDP Clean-up Operations

Fluor-B&W Portsmouth and Babcock & Wilcox Conversion Services will continue work at gaseous diffusion plants in Ohio and Kentucky.

A worker collects samples using a push core sampler.

EPA Plans Confined Aquatic Disposal Cell for New Bedford Harbor Cleanup

The agency expects this strategy will save money and speed up PCB remediation effort that has been going on for 29 years.

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