Environmental Protection

Waste Transportation


Fewer Worker Deaths in Solid Waste Industry, DOL Says

The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries reports that 19 solid waste collection workers died on the job in 2009, down from 31 fatalities in 2008.

AMEC and Dakota Technologies Work on Groundwater Contaminant Detection

A laser-induced fluorescence tool may help map denser than water contaminants such as trichloroethylene and perchloroethylene.

Maxima Technologies & Systems Settles Alleged EPCRA Violations

EPA alleges that during 2007 and 2008, the facility processed lead in quantities that exceeded the reporting thresholds for lead and failed to file the required Toxic Release Inventory reports.

APWA, SWANA Co-locate Annual Conferences in Boston

American Public Works Association and Solid Waste Association of North America cooperate by holding conferences in same city.

New Stormwater Management Guide to Benefit Chesapeake Bay

According to EPA, many municipalities’ stormwater management plans are out of date and have not been fully implemented, and permits don’t always contain clear milestones to ensure that water quality standards would be met.

Allied Waste to pick up and recycle trash from Boy Scout Jamboree

Allied Prepares to Collect Estimated 900 Tons of Boy Scouts' Trash

Boy Scouts are gathered in Fort A.P. Hill, Va., for their annual Jamboree, where Allied Waste has placed 450 trash and recycling bins to manage the cleanup.

Agency Offers Guidance on Implementing CAFO Rule

The revised regulation requires CAFOs that discharge to seek coverage under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit.

WERF Study Uses Dogs to Find Fecal Contamination in Storm Drains

Low-cost canine method could replace DNA-based technique.



DOE Completes Vallecitos Nuclear Center Cleanup

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds helped to speed DOE's project to remove about 2,300 cubic feet of radioactive waste from California.

Kansas City, Mo., to Spend $2.5 B over 25 Years to Stop Overflows

After four years of public input, Kansas City has a plan that is expected to eliminate unauthorized sewage overflows.

Superior Court Judge Upholds Limits on Solano County Landfill Use

Ruling forces the California county to limit landfill use by municipalities outside of the county.

Wastequip Showcases Latest Trends in Handling, Recycling

Annual Waste Expo provides venue for the latest technologies and applications

UPS to Pay $53,931 in RCRA Settlement

EPA says United Parcel Service agreed to pay the civil penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste management rules at a Lenexa, Kan., freight facility.

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 Confirms Permit for Hobet 45 Mine; Halts Work on Spruce No. 1

Agency works with mountaintop mining companies to ensure compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

Transboundary Hazwaste Shipment Rules Getting Stronger

EPA aligns U.S. hazardous waste shipment rules with OECD regulations.

Nebraska Suit Seeks to Halt Infectious Waste Companies' Merger

The Nebraska lawsuit proposes that Stericycle and MedServe must divest all of MedServe's assets used to collect and treat infectious waste in four states before the merger can go through.

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