To date, 1,627 sites have been listed on the NPL. There have been 346 sites deleted from the NPL with 1,281 sites remaining. With the proposal of nine new sites and one site being withdrawn from proposal, there are 62 proposed sites awaiting final agency action: 57 in the general Superfund section and five in the federal facilities section.
New York-based Riverkeeper filed a petition to force the creation of federal standards for the disposal of cement kiln dust, which can be harmful to water quality.
The 24-acre New York site was used for scrap metal operations for 40 years, and the soil contains semi-volatile organic compounds and various metals.
Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the law would add a new category of "restricted electronic waste" that cannot be exported from the United States to developing nations, such as Ghana.
New disposal regulations may prevent pharmaceuticals from reaching drinking water sources.
One company minimizes odors from the start by quickly processing organic materials into the composting cell and employing covered aerated static pile technology.
Before the Motors Liquidation Company can demolish several buildings at the Massena, N.Y., site, it must decontaminate the buildings and their contents and sample and remove contaminated soil.
EPA's enforcement of mining and minerals processing "leaked" over to chemical manufacturing because the company shipped spent acid to a facility not authorized to accept it.
The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports that 19 solid waste collection workers died on the job in 2009, down from 31 fatalities in 2008.
Agricultural Research Service scientists have linked arsenic levels in stormwater runoff on Delmarva Peninsula to chicken litter storage and use.
EPA alleges that during 2007 and 2008, the facility processed lead in quantities that exceeded the reporting thresholds for lead and failed to file the required Toxic Release Inventory reports.
After the independent panel issues its final report, GE and EPA will be discussing possible modification of Phase 2 dredging of PCBs in the river.
The agreement has set a 1-million home goal for increasing curbside recycling levels.
American Public Works Association and Solid Waste Association of North America cooperate by holding conferences in same city.
Boy Scouts are gathered in Fort A.P. Hill, Va., for their annual Jamboree, where Allied Waste has placed 450 trash and recycling bins to manage the cleanup.
The agency has a website to answer questions about what technical solutions would be most useful to reviewing officials.
North Wind Services and TerranearPMC received recovery funding in the amounts of $14 million and $2 million, respectively, to manage construction and cleanup at Idaho National Laboratory.
The company will pay $2.1 million in penalties for discharging oily wastewater from the bilge tank of the R/V Laurence M. Gould in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships.