Environmental Protection

Waste Handling


Safer Siting Could Have Lessened Damage at Veolia Facility

The Chemical Safety Board completed its report on the 2009 explosion at Veolia ES Technical Solutions' plant in Ohio and recommended the Center for Chemical Process Safety revise control room siting guidelines.

Ukraine Milk Company Powered by 4,000 Cows and Biogas Engine

A green tariff will allow the company to sell its power to the grid.

Oil Decontamination System Ready to Clean Watercraft, Vehicles

Hydro Engineering's portable, modular wash rack collects wastewater and oil.

EPA Region 5 Awards Education Grants

The $190,000 in grants will be used to further education and training for sustainable gardening, hazardous household waste disposal, carbon sequestration, and watershed protection.

Turman Commercial Painters Use Water Purification to Filter Wash Water

The painting company has invested in a system that turns sludgy, paint-wash residue into clear water and harmless solids.

The Lifecycle of Hazardous Waste

How one environmental cleanup firm managed a sodium chlorate spill in an active rail yard from cradle-to-grave.

Portage Inc. Wins DOE Technical Assistance Contract

The company will support the agency's Carlsbad Field Office and the Waste Isolation Pilot Project.

Manchester Authority Buys Odor Control System for Waste Disposal

MEGTEC and HAASE Energietechnik AG provide VOCSIDIZER technology to help the Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority meet low odor control limits.



Agency Offers Guidance on Implementing CAFO Rule

The revised regulation requires CAFOs that discharge to seek coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

Tampa Electric Completes 10-Year, $1.2 B Air Quality Investment

Big Bend Power Station installs new equipment on all four units to lower nitrogen oxide emissions.

New Brunswick Landfill Executes GHG Reduction Credits

Fredericton Region Solid Waste Commission has registered VER+ offset credits, which allows the organization to sell verified greenhouse gas emission credits.

Clean Harbors to Pay $150,000 for Hazardous Waste Issues

Inspectors found open, unlabeled and leaking hazardous waste containers, among other things, at the Kimball, Neb., facility.

Selective Structures Pleads Guilty to Hazardous Waste Charges

Justice department orders the company to pay an $80,000 fine, nearly $180,000 in penalties and serve more than 3 years of probation for trying to dispose of paint waste and spent solvents in a large pile of sawdust.

Idaho Lab Looks at Lasers for Cleaning Up after Chemical Attacks

In recent testing at the Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground, INL researchers have been using ultraviolet-wavelength lasers to scrub surfaces clean of sulfur mustard gas and VX, a nerve agent.

Electronics Conference Names ecoATM Innovative Product of the Year

The kiosk system can capture, track, and recycle mobile devices.

Kansas City, Mo., to Spend $2.5 B over 25 Years to Stop Overflows

After four years of public input, Kansas City has a plan that is expected to eliminate unauthorized sewage overflows.

TVA's Kingston Coal Ash Will be Stored Onsite

EPA OKs a plan that includes removing ash from Swan Pond Embayment, building a protective perimeter dike, and covering it.

Northeastern Students Build Waste Plastic-to-Fuel Combustor

Pyrolysis converts the solid, non-biodegradable plastic into a gas, which is then burned with oxidants to generate heat and steam.

FWS Awards $12.8 M to 31 States for Sewage Pumpout Facilities

Clean Vessel Act grants help marinas manage wastes and protect recreational waterways.

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