Environmental Protection

Landfills


Live Holiday Trees Make Mulch, Not Landfill Clutter

Botanist makes "green" case for buying living trees instead of artificial ones.

vegetation

Sandia Labs Covers Mixed Waste Landfill

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.

AEP to Test Stability of Ash Impoundment

As a precaution, EPA alerted West Virginia and Ohio officials of its concerns related to the Philip Sporn facility.

UNH Stands for Sustainability

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.

EPA Data Show U.S. Has 584 Coal Ash Impoundments

The agency shares data on coal ash sites, including ownership, location, hazard potential, and dates of last regulatory or company assessment.



SWANA: Monthly Reporting, Phase-in Needed for Proposed GHG Rule

The Solid Waste Association of North America submitted comments to EPA on mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases.

Commentary

A Thought for World Environment Day

Engineer asks why consumer waste is not treated onsite.

SWANA, NSWMA Address Proposed EPA Landfill Emission Factors

The solid waste associations submitted joint comments to EPA on proposed revisions to estimating landfill emissions.

Ecology Rule Targets Transport, Handling of Recyclables

The state of Washington has a new rule that requires those that transport recyclable materials to register with the Department of Ecology.

NDA, CSDA Become Information Allies

Demolition and concrete groups set up an agreement to promote safety and professionalism in their industries.

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