Environmental Protection

Environmental Health and Safety


Paste Technology's Environmentally Friendly Way to Manage Mining Industry Disposal

Using paste technology means that instead of pumping untreated tailings from the concentrator into tailing ponds, the sand is dewatered to a point when it does not segregate as deposit, which is a far more environmentally friendly process.

Legacy AT&T Wireless Sites’ Violations Sting New Cingular Wireless

The EPA has reached an administrative settlement with New Cingular Wireless, which will require the company to pay a civil penalty of $750,000 and spend $625,000 on environmental projects to resolve the alleged reporting, planning, and permitting violations at 332 legacy AT&T Wireless (AWS) sites now owned by NCW.

The Impact of Mercury Pollution in Europe

According to a new study published in Environmental Health, cleaning up mercury pollution could save the European Union millions of dollars each year.

Transocean Paying $1.4 Billion Deepwater Horizon Settlement

The company announced Jan. 3 it has reached agreement with the Justice Department to resolve civil and potential criminal claims.

Maine DEP to Hold Public Hearing on Mountain Wind Project

The Maine DEP will be holding a public hearing within the next few months, regarding the proposal on a wind project by Champlain Wind. The department will also be accepting petitions for the intervener’s status in that hearing process through Jan. 7, 2013.

Water Technology Competition Winner Announced

TACount has been named the winner of the Water Export Technology Competition. This honor has deemed the company as the most prepared organization for export markets.

USDA Accepting Applications to Fund Rural Rental Housing

Effective today, funding is now available from the USDA in order to preserve and revitalize rural rental housing.

Commercial Operations Begin at Palouse Wind Project

First Wind and Avista have begun commercial operations at the Palouse Wind Project in Eastern Washington. First Wind will also complete $50 million tax equity financing with Cook Inlet Region, Inc. for the 105 MW wind project.



Entries Now Open for Second Annual Environmental March Madness Tournament

America’s second Annual Environmental March Madness Tournament is now open for entries and will evaluate environmental academic programs and sustainability practices used by colleges and universities across the nation.

2013 Governor's Environmental Excellence Awards Now Accepting Applications

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the 2013 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards.

Lakeland Electric Projected to Save Significantly on Coal Supply Costs

With GE’s Chemical Treatment Technologies, Lakeland Electric is expected to save 15 to 20 percent on annual coal purchases.

New Clean Air Standards to Reduce Soot Pollution

The EPA has updated its national air quality standards in regards to harmful fine particle pollution, which now includes regulations on soot pollution.

Scientists Urge White House to Halt Shale Gas Fracking for Export

More than 100 medical and scientific exports have signed a petition, asking to stop expanded shale gas fracking for export purposes because of the potential harm it could cause Americans.

Thousands Protest Against Coal Export in Seattle

Waterkeepers attend a public hearing about a proposed coal export terminal in Seattle, which would be constructed in an area next to an aquatic reserve.

New Dust Control Solutions for Coal Handling Operations in North America

The new PowerTreat product series address material handling needs at coal power plant and increases safety by lowering the risk of spontaneous combustion.

Environmental Education Grant Awarded to Utah Society

The EPA has provided a $25,000 grant to the Utah Society, which will help enhance the environmental justice program at the University of Utah.

Citation Technologies Announces New Leadership Team for Environmental, Health and Safety Regulatory Compliance Solutions

IT industry veteran and new Citation President & CEO David Carlson will be making cloud-based EHS regulatory compliance ubiquitous with Citation Compliance Suite.

Applications Open for 2013 Cohort of Kinship Conservation Fellows

Applications are now being accepted for the Kinship Conservation program until Jan. 26. The event will run from June 29 – July 26, 2013.

Food Allergies May be Caused from Pesticides in Tap Water

According to a new study, pesticides currently used in treatment processes for tap water could be to blame for food allergies that afflict 15 million Americans.

EPA Temporarily Suspends BP from New Contracts

The EPA announced today that it has temporarily suspended BP Exploration and Production, Inc., BP PLC and named affiliated companies (BP) from new contracts with the federal government.

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