The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investing $650,000 in the project, which pairs agency expertise on contaminated sites with NREL's renewable energy know-how.
Going fluorescent is a no-brainer, much like using lamp crushers to recycle and safely dispose of the small amount of mercury in each bulb.
- By Aaron Griffith
- Feb 17, 2010
Trash disposal isn't the answer to keeping drugs out of the water supply after all.
EPA says many of the electric utilities the agency has assessed are already implementing recommended measures to make their impoundments safer.
Researchers pretreated polycarbonate with ultraviolet light and heat and exposed it to fungi, which broke down the plastic without releasing bisphenol A.
EPA's engineering evaluation addresses cleanup, stabilization, and closure of the Swan Pond embayment area.
Agency will assess environmental impacts related to a revised petition from Hawaiian Waste Systems LLC to move garbage destined for a landfill in Washington.
Recognized methane capture projects include the largest liquefied natural gas facility in Livermore, Calif.
Twenty of 49 potentially responsible parties will now have to contribute funds for the cleanup of the Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site.
GE's landfill gas engines generate renewable electricity for Duke Energy's grid.
Southington, Conn., GenCorp., Kraft Foods, Shell Oil Co., and United Technologies Corp. will pay millions to ensure protections from contaminated groundwater at the Superfund site; 86 other parties also will contribute.
The TRI database contains information on chemical releases into the air, land and water, as well as waste management and pollution prevention activities.
Botanist makes "green" case for buying living trees instead of artificial ones.
The New Mexico Environment Department in 2005 selected an evapotranspirative cover with a biointrusion rock barrier as the remedy for the low-level radioactive waste landfill, which was constructed this fall.
As a precaution, EPA alerted West Virginia and Ohio officials of its concerns related to the Philip Sporn facility.
The University of New Hampshire plans to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2020, and it has begun by investing in co-generation and landfill-gas-to-energy projects.
- By Mike Nicoloro
- Sep 09, 2009
The agency shares data on coal ash sites, including ownership, location, hazard potential, and dates of last regulatory or company assessment.