Managers at a petroleum refinery in Kenai, Alaska, wanted to recycle over 36,000 tons of sulfur but a depressed sulfur market ($100 a ton) made the recovery effort unfeasible. When the price increased to $500 a ton at the end of 2007, the refinery contacted AIMM Technologies, Inc., a Texas-based petroleum service company.
More than two dozen men and women were honored for their service to the field at a ceremony sponsored by the Environmental Industry Associations (EIA), the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA), and the Waste Equipment Technology Association (WASTEC).
The owner of a storage facility in Bangor, Maine, will pay a fine of $17,121 to settle EPA claims that it violated chemical reporting requirements.
Personal protective suits, multi-gas meters, and related hazmat response equipment for Cuidad Juárez first responders were transferred to Mexico's Dirección de Protección Civil.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency extended the deadline to comment on a proposal to slash mercury emissions from Portland cement kilns.
Clean Harbors' new service center will serve West Virginia, southeastern Ohio, and northeastern Kentucky.
Residents may not be aware of bans on fluorescent lamp disposal in nine states.
A Chicago grand jury found that managers of an Illinois company conspired and schemed to defraud the city on a refuse cart repair contract.
Many landfills and retention ponds used to store fly ash are aging, having been designed and constructed as far back as the 1950s using unsophisticated and less rigorous methods than those used today.
- By Robert M. Cords, P.E., Prasad S. Rege, P.E.
EPA's mid-Atlantic office will answer questions about PCB regulatory issues in a one-day conference meeting.
Ashland Distribution, a company that distributes chemicals, plastics, and composite raw materials, will offer hazardous waste management training.
The Jackson Laboratory will pay $161,680 to settle claims it violated hazardous waste storage and handling regulations.
The Navajo Nation EPA will inspect underground storage tanks for the U.S. EPA in a two-year pilot program.
Industrial research labs often manage chemical and hazardous waste storage and removal separately, using different contractors at various points in the handling process.
DOE's Argonne National Laboratory has developed an RFID technology to monitor containers of nuclear materials.