Environmental Protection

Waste Handling


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Experiment Shows Cigarette Butts May Prevent Corrosion of N80 Steel

Extracts of cigarette butts in water protected steel that is widely used in the oil industry from rusting, even under harsh conditions.

Algal Turf Scrubber Removes Nutrients from Manure Runoff

Microbiologist Walter Mulbry's scrubber raceways collected 60 to 90 percent of the nitrogen and 70 to 100 percent of phosphorus from manure effluents.

HDR Recognized for Work on Gills Onions Project

The American Council of Engineering Companies presents the Grand Conceptor Award to HDR for waste-to-energy project.

Wastequip Showcases Latest Trends in Handling, Recycling

Annual Waste Expo provides venue for the latest technologies and applications

NYC Bill Won't Encourage More Composting, NSWMA Says

The National Solid Wastes Management Association's local chapter commented that reducing the rate cap will not have the desired effect.

Grand Jury Indicts Ship Management Company, 2 Employees

The Department of Justice said the charges include environmental crimes, obstruction, false statements, and conspiracy related to pollution control records.

EPA Offers Two Alternatives in Coal Ash Regulation

One would treat it as non-hazardous, the other as a "special waste" -- a definition selected to encourage continued reuse.

Green IT Recycling

Retiring IT Assets for Green Reasons

Disposing of outdated IT not only helps mitigate environmental risks but also delivers energy cost and productivity benefits.



DOE to Decommission, Clean Up West Valley Demo Project

Phase 1 of process includes the removal of several facilities, lagoon areas, and contaminated soils.

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Army Destroys Recovered Chemical Warfare Material

Over nearly four years, the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency destroyed 1,200 munitions, the largest inventory to date.

Compactors to Help Improve East Russia City's Waste Disposal

Khabarovsk, Russia looked to sister-city, Portland, Ore., for better waste collection and disposal methods and plans to incorporate pre-load compactors into its waste transfer system.

It is estimated more than 3 billion syringes generated outside of health care are discarded in regular trash annually.

Assessing the Hidden Problem of Medical Waste Disposal

Throwing sharps containers, red bags, and spill cleanup materials into the trash sends up a red flag to commercial or municipal trash collectors because they are not allowed to take this waste.

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Case Study: Pulse Technology Breaks Up FOG Cap at Lift Station

The Arizona State Prison in Pima County installed a system that uses compressed air to break down fats, oils, and grease in a sewage lift station.

DOJ Feds Will Remove 52 Obsolete Ships from Suisun Bay

The Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration will clean the hulls and remove flaking paint on 20 of the ships to be recycled before September, 2012.

Honeywell to Clean Up, Contain Former Tar Plant at Ohio Superfund Site

Honeywell International Inc. also will pay for all of the United States’ response costs relating to the tar plant area, including oversight costs.

NSWMA: Tritium-containing Exit Signs Don't Belong in Landfills

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering a rulemaking for the disposal of tritium exit signs, which contain a radioactive form of hydrogen.

Agency Orders Fresh and Clean Restrooms to Correctly Apply Sludge

A December 2009 inspection of Desloge Mine Tailings Site revealed that the company had not reduced pathogens nor minimized vector attraction.

Video Town Hall Focuses on Efficient Land Use

EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response wants to know what you think about its role in land reuse.

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