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Massachusetts Real Estate Developer Will Pay $48,000 for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

EPA alleged that Farfard Real Estate and Development Corporation did not follow its Clean Water Act permit in Ledgemere Country Residential Development, Maplebrooke Commons Condominiums and Lakeview Estates.

Pennsylvania Nature Preserve Recognized by EPA for Excellent Reuse of Superfund Site

The agency is celebrating the 20th anniversary of an initiative encouraging the redevelopment of Superfund sites for sustainable and productive use.

$1.5 Million Project Aimed at Improving Florida River Quality

The project aims to reduce and treat runoff from a residential neighborhood that discharges to the St. Johns River in Palatka, Fla.

Wisconsin DNR Requests Wastewater Treatment Plants to Test for "Forever" Chemicals

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources asked wastewater treatment systems to test for contaminants known as "forever" chemicals.

EPA Administrator Announces Trash-Free Great Lakes Grant Program

EPA Administrator Announces Trash-Free Great Lakes Grant Program

For the first time, EPA will be requesting competitive applications for GLRI funding for trash-free water project grants in the Great Lakes

Boundary Monitoring: Reduce Disturbance, Improve Environmental Risks

Boundary Monitoring: Reduce Disturbance, Improve Environmental Risks

Monitoring for noise, dust, vibration and harmful emissions makes it possible to manage the impact of the construction site.

Choosing the Right Connectivity Solution for Your Agricultural Technology

Choosing the Right Connectivity Solution for Your Agricultural Technology

Ultimately the right connectivity option depends on the technology and its deployment, but to help make your decision here are my top seven things to consider.

NRC Board to Hold Hearings on Texas Storage Proposal

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will hear oral arguments on petitions for an adjudicatory hearing on Interim Storage Partners' license application for an interim facility to store spent nuclear fuel in Andrews County, Texas.



First Female Director Appointed to Head Iowa DNR

Kayla Lyon has been appointed director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, effective July 8. She will replace Bruce Trautman, who has served as the agency's acting director since May 2018, and is DNR's first female director.

Dyno Nobel Settles EPA Case Over Oregon Facility's Releases

The $939,852 being paid by the company as part of the settlement will purchase emergency response equipment for authorities in Columbia County, Ore. Dyno Nobel also will file revised estimates of its total ammonia releases and will update its Risk Management Plan.

Maryland's Governor Signs Energy Efficiency Measure

The "Maryland Leads by Example" executive order directs the Maryland Department of General Services and the Maryland Energy Administration to develop and manage an energy savings initiative in state-owned buildings.

Tennessee Settles Lawsuit Over TVA Coal Ash Ponds

The settlement requires the Tennessee Valley Authority to remove approximately 12 million cubic yards of coal combustion residuals from its active coal ash ponds at the Gallatin Fossil Plant, closing the coal ash pond complex and remediating the area in accordance with state law.

NC DEQ Sets Hearings on Log Fumigation Rule

The division has proposed regulating methyl bromide by establishing an Acceptable Ambient Level because the lack of specific federal or state regulatory measures for the use of methyl bromide, a hazardous air pollutant, creates a potential public health risk.

DOE Proposes to Redefine High-Level Radioactive Waste

According to DOE, the revised interpretation, "if implemented through subsequent actions," could provide a range of benefits to both DOE and the public.

Carnival Cruise Lines Paying $20 Million Criminal Penalty for Probation Violations

"A corporation is responsible to its shareholders and board of directors to be profitable, but not by breaking the law and destroying the very environment in which it navigates for profit," said Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida. "Carnival's failure to comply with the terms of its probation and, later, its attempt to drown its deceit goes against the fiber of corporate compliance.

Two methods to help contain treatment costs are to field-manage the water quality and to supervise the concentrations of the downhole chem used.

Four Steps to Quickly Evaluate Produced Water Reuse Option Viability

After it has been determined what waste water reuse options are physically possible and affordable, the viability determination isn't over until the regulatory, environmental, and social impacts have been determined.

Preventing Petroleum Pollution in New Jersey

Rutgers and NJDEP team up to train more than 2,000 on proper Underground Storage Tank (UST) operations.

DEQ reported that its water quality crews responded on June 6, 2018, to a report of an algal bloom in Provo Bay and collected five samples at various locations at and around the Swede Sportsman Access. (Utah DEQ photo)

New Method Developed for Tracking Water Pollution Sources

"Isotope tools are very powerful to measure nutrients in water, but historically their use has been very difficult, hampered by cost and accessibility. The new technique allows scientists to run more samples and much more cheaply for large-scale studies. I think it is a game changer," said Leonard Wassenaar, hear of the IAEA Isotope Hydrology Section.

FY2019 NRC Fees Increased for Operating Reactors

The FY2019 annual fees are increasing for operating reactors, research and test reactors, and some materials users. Annual fees will decrease for spent fuel storage/reactor decommissioning, fuel facilities, select materials users, U.S. Department of Energy transportation activities, and the DOE Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act Program.

Pennsylvania DEP Issues Draft Denial of Waste Permit

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced May 15 it has issued a Notice of Intent to Deny to Elcon Recycling Services, LLC for its Phase II Part B commercial hazardous waste treatment and storage facility application, based on a number of outstanding deficiencies that remain unaddressed to its satisfaction.