Energy-saving fluorescent lamps pose mercury vapor risks when broken and require special packaging for their transport to recycling facilities.
- By Brad Buscher, chair and CEO of VaporLok Products LLC
Andra signed a commercial contract with Lithuania in the framework of a consortium led by Areva TA.
Florida Petroleum Marketers Association says that more than $200 million from a cleanup trust was swept into the general fund for other programs.
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.
Leftover paint is the largest component of local household hazardous waste collection programs, and now in Oregon, manufacturers will be managing it.
EPA plans to propose rule to ensure that owners and operators of hardrock mines pay for cleanup.
EPA is using stimulus funds to help states address underground storage tank leaks, which can contaminate groundwater.
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.
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.
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.
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.