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CF Industries Will Pay $12 M to Manage Fertilizer Plant Wastes

In the first enforcement case concluded against the mining and mineral processing industry, EPA is requiring the company to implement comprehensive waste containment and spill prevention measures, reconfigure scrubbers and construct a treatment system for hazardous wastes generated in fertilizer operations.

Conversation on Chemical Exposure Has Busy Fall Agenda

More than 50 public meetings are scheduled for this CDC-ASTDR project about chemical exposures and public health. An action agenda is scheduled for release in December.

Agency Opens 'Climate Ready' Water Utilities Toolbox

The searchable database will help water utilities identify relevant impacts and help them target their responses.

ISO Sees Need for Natural Gas Fuel Station Standards

A project committee is developing standards for compressed natural gas and for liquefied natural gas stations.

EPA Proposes 1 Year's Grace for Some on Amended SPCC Rule

Exempt from the extension would be facilities involved in drilling, production or workover offshore, or onshore facilities that must submit facility response plans.

Two Texas Cities Make Top 10 in Green Power

The cities of Houston and Dallas purchase more than 12 billion kilowatt-hours of green power annually, according to EPA's Green Power Partnership.

EPA Solicits Ideas for Enbridge Oil Spill

The agency has a website to answer questions about what technical solutions would be most useful to reviewing officials.

ISASecure Certification Accepted as ANSI Pilot Accreditation Program

The program establishes a baseline level of security for automation controls bearing the ISASecure certification and should help companies with procurement.

New Jersey Asbestos Dump Removed from Superfund List

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Fish and Wildlife Service are responsible for the ongoing monitoring and maintenance activities at the Morris County site.

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Case Study: Aquatic Adopts RTO for Compliance and Power

Aquatic, which makes plastic composite bath products, invested in Dürr air emissions control technology that also provides energy from the collection and incineration of styrene.

UN scientists speak out on global warming

Commentary: Little Objectivity on Climate Change

Environmental professional calls for Environmental Protection newsletter and EPA to take the blinders off.

Black & Veatch Customer Rates Survey Sees 5% Increase

Survey correlates with findings of the American Society of Civil Engineers' "Report Card for America."

EPA Testing Says Corexit No More Toxic than Other Dispersants

The agency's second round of testing confirms that dispersants available for spill management have similar toxicities.

Milford, N.H., Gas Station to Pay for Oil Spill Claims

Draper Energy and Energy North did not have a spill prevention plan and illegally discharged diesel fuel last year, according to EPA.

Former, Current Owners to Pay for Cleanup at Walpole Superfund Site

The Justice Department has settled with W.R. Grace, Tyco Healthcare Group, BIM Investment and Shaffer Reality Nominee Trust for $13 million that will pay for past and future cleanup costs related to asbestos and caustic solution use on the site.


A Re-think on Fly Ash Ponds in India

Bioremediation of ash ponds has the potential to reclaim the contaminated environment and return it to a more natural condition.

Calgon Carbon Plans Appeal of ADA-ES Case

District court jury awarded ADA-ES $12 million for damages related to unpaid commissions and a memorandum of understanding that Calgon Carbon says was terminated nearly a year earlier.

Gulf Tech Expo Looks for Best Cleanup Invention

Show sponsors are offering a $20,000 technology development grant at the expo, which is scheduled for Aug. 13-15 at the Mobile Convention Center.

CH2M Hill Adds Jeyanayagam to Team, Contracts with Huron East

Wastewater treatment expert Samuel Jeyanayagam joins the company while the firm picks up a water and wastewater services contract with Huron East in Ontario.

EPA Rejects 10 Endangerment Challenge Petitions

Following review, the agency said it found no evidence to support claims that climate science cannot be trusted.

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