Environmental Protection

Landfills


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.

Aluminum Wind Turbine Makes Finals' Cut in Recycling Contest

Wind Simplicity is a finalist in the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' Design for Recycling Award.

Barcelona Study Measures Stability of Organic Waste

Respiration indices can be used as a measure of the biodegradable organic matter content and stability of organic materials and have defined the most suitable form of expression for those indices.

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.

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.



NV Energy, Waste Management Complete Agreement

The companies signed a power purchase agreement for the sale of renewable energy from a 3 MW landfill gas-powered project near Reno, Nev.

Team Completions Requests Waste Injection Well Permit

EPA seeks comment on the company's request to dispose of leachate in a Michigan underground injection well.

EPA, NREL May Use Brownfields for Renewable Energy Plants

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.

A Bulb Crushing Victory

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.

Maine DEP Finds Pharmaceuticals in Landfill Leachate

Trash disposal isn't the answer to keeping drugs out of the water supply after all.

Tennessee Emory River

22 Electric Utilities Develop Coal Ash Impoundment Action Plans

EPA says many of the electric utilities the agency has assessed are already implementing recommended measures to make their impoundments safer.

Researchers Use Fungus to Decompose Plastic Containing BPA

Researchers pretreated polycarbonate with ultraviolet light and heat and exposed it to fungi, which broke down the plastic without releasing bisphenol A.

TVA Fly Ash Spill Evaluation, Cost Analysis Ready for Comment

EPA's engineering evaluation addresses cleanup, stabilization, and closure of the Swan Pond embayment area.

USDA Seeks Comment on Transport of Garbage from Hawaii

Agency will assess environmental impacts related to a revised petition from Hawaiian Waste Systems LLC to move garbage destined for a landfill in Washington.

EPA Applauds 8 Landfills for Lower GHG Emissions, New Power

Recognized methane capture projects include the largest liquefied natural gas facility in Livermore, Calif.

Agency Reaches Settlement for Sutton Brook Disposal Area

Twenty of 49 potentially responsible parties will now have to contribute funds for the cleanup of the Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site.

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