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EPA Updates Air Standards for Landfills

EPA Updates Air Standards for Landfills

The EPA is proposing updates be made to air standards for new municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, which would reduce methane emissions and overall pollution.

Trichloroethylene, a solvent and a volatile organic chemical, can contaminate groundwater and become an indoor air hazard.

A Perfect Storm Batters Risk Management Decisions for TCE

This new interim policy means that a chronic toxic effect could occur across a 24 hour period of time and any average 24-hour exposure measurement above the RfC is cause for prompt action. This is unprecedented and scientifically indefensible.

Russian Refinery Chooses GE Technology

Strict discharge regulations and the need to reuse the treated water led Bashneft to choose GE's technology for its new wastewater treatment plant.

Coyote Land Company Cleanup Completed

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced nearly 20,000 cubic yards of solid waste at the Panama City site has been cleaned up, and it is no longer an environmental hazard.

China Gets Plasma Thermal Waste Destruction System

PEAT International has successfully commissioned a Plasma Thermal Destruction and Recovery (PTDR) systems in Shanghai, China. The system was designed to deconstruct medical waste and oil refinery sludge.

Can 2013 Phoenix Open Top 2012's Waste Diversion?

The Zero Waste Challenge's goal is to divert 100 percent of the 2013 tournament's waste away from landfills and into recycling and compost facilities –- not easy for an event that claims to attract the largest galleries of any golf tournament anywhere.

New Environmental Head at Los Alamos National Lab

Jeffrey Mousseau, currently a senior project manager for the lab's transuranic waste disposal program, is the new associate director for Environmental Programs.



DOE Completes Legacy Cleanup at New York, California Sites

Last month, the DoE completed the cleanup of Cold War legacy waste at the Nuclear Radiation Development LLC site near Grand Island, N.Y. and at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif.

Blue Goo Sucks up Toxic Waste (With Video)

CBI Polymers LLC, the innovator of DeconGel® nuclear decontaminant, will join the broad-based philanthropic effort to help with the crisis in Japan by making a donation of $250,000 in radiological decontamination products and technical services at the request of the Japanese Medical Association.

Tennessee Air Now Meets Smog Standards, but Needs to Clean Up Toxic Waste

The Chattanooga area has made significant progress in improving air quality and has reached an important clean air milestone, but the state was put on notice to lean up toxic waste from TVA coal plant.

EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Contaminated Soil from Nepera Chemical Superfund Site in N.Y.

EPA has developed three options to address contaminated soil at the former lagoons and has selected excavation and off-site disposal of the contaminated soil as its preferred alternative.

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.

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.

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.

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.

EPA Takes Soil Samples at Barstow Residence

The agency is working with the city and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board to determine the amount of perchlorate at the site.

DTSC Calls for Comments on Univar Facility, PG&E Site

The Univar workplan addresses cleanup of groundwater contaminated with volatile organic compounds in Commerce while the PG&E remedial action plan deals with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, total petroleum hydrocarbons, metals, and polychlorinated biphenyls in the soil in Colusa.

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