Waste Handling

NRC to Webcast Meeting on LowLevel Waste Disposal Problems

The Oct. 7 public meeting will explore how hospitals, universities, and others who use radioactive materials in conducting research are affected by having limited access to low-level waste disposal facilities.

Oregon Passes Paint Producer Responsibility Law

Leftover paint is the largest component of local household hazardous waste collection programs, and now in Oregon, manufacturers will be managing it.

Financial Assurance Rule to Target Hardrock Mining

EPA plans to propose rule to ensure that owners and operators of hardrock mines pay for cleanup.

13 States to Get $45 M in Stimulus for UST Cleanup

EPA is using stimulus funds to help states address underground storage tank leaks, which can contaminate groundwater.

Case Study: Recycling Sulfur Material

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.

U.S. Sends HazMat Equipment to Mexico to Build Border Response Capability

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.

Associations Honor 28 Solid Waste Industry Professionals

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).

Maine Storage Owner Pays for Chemical Reporting Violations

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.

Sept. 4 New Deadline for Proposed Cement Rule Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency extended the deadline to comment on a proposal to slash mercury emissions from Portland cement kilns.

Clean Harbors Opens Service Center in Cross Lanes, W.V.

Clean Harbors' new service center will serve West Virginia, southeastern Ohio, and northeastern Kentucky.

States, EPA Enforce Fluorescent Recycling Laws

Residents may not be aware of bans on fluorescent lamp disposal in nine states.

Grand Jury Indicts Refuse Container Repair Company Executives

A Chicago grand jury found that managers of an Illinois company conspired and schemed to defraud the city on a refuse cart repair contract.

Storing Ash Safely

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.

Ashland Offers Hazwaste Management Training

Ashland Distribution, a company that distributes chemicals, plastics, and composite raw materials, will offer hazardous waste management training.

Regional Office Hosts PCB Challenge Conference

EPA's mid-Atlantic office will answer questions about PCB regulatory issues in a one-day conference meeting.

Bar Harbor Lab Settles over RCRA, EPCRA Violations

The Jackson Laboratory will pay $161,680 to settle claims it violated hazardous waste storage and handling regulations.

Navajo Nation to Inspect Underground Storage Tanks

The Navajo Nation EPA will inspect underground storage tanks for the U.S. EPA in a two-year pilot program.