EPA plans to propose rule to ensure that owners and operators of hardrock mines pay for cleanup.
Organizations white paper assesses remediation and whether it is or can be sustainable.
In a recent Science article, Ewing and von Hippel say federal agencies should set standards, but local communities should exercise final approve of nuclear waste repositories.
As the result of a settlement agreement, G-I Holdings must secure Vermont Asbestos Group Mine Site, reimburse clean-up costs, and address hazardous waste issues at nine other Superfund sites.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified 44 sites that contain coal ash waste using information supplied by electric utilities. The agency will now determine if those sites require any action to ensure that those impoundments do not fail.
EPA, DOI, and the Corps of Engineers will work together to minimize adverse environmental consequences of mountaintop coal mining.