Linked to earthquakes, water contamination, and general pollution, fracking becomes more controversial by the day. Meanwhile, 13,000 new wells are being drilled every year. There have been over a thousand documented cases of water contamination next to areas of gas drilling—cases of sensory, respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological damage. From the water we drink to the ground beneath our feet, is it too late to ask, “What gives?”
By understanding the scope of the RCRA exclusion for the oil and gas industry, EHS managers and engineers can be confident they are managing waste in line with the latest federal standards and avoid RCRA civil penalties as high as $37,500 per day per violation.
"The grants will help transform brownfield sites, such as former manufacturing and mill sites, into productive end uses which directly benefit community residents and create opportunities, including increased housing options, recreational spaces, and jobs," said Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator of EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Duke Energy, the nation's largest electrical utility, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act for polluting four major rivers for several years with toxic coal ash from five power plants in North Carolina.
Residents of nearby Lake St. Croix Beach and St. Mary's Point fear the project would cause more environmental problems than it solves. Among other concerns, they fear that Valley Creek -- a protected trout stream -- could be harmed and groundwater near drinking water wells could be contaminated.
Through incineration, hazardous wastes can be safely and efficiently discarded.
Karmenu Vella, the European Union's Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries commissioner, has announced the winners of the European Business Awards for the Environment 2014-15.
"Most industries that currently flare their waste gases will soon be able to use these waste gases productively while also significantly reducing their emissions of waste gases into the atmosphere. This is great news for our world's air quality and great news for the financial bottom lines of the industries that currently emit these greenhouse gases into the atmosphere," said Alain Castro, CEO of Ener-Core.
Aspic? Turducken? Fruitcake? Jello salad? All are possibilities in the Seattle Public Utilities contest to pick the "worst Thanksgiving dish in Seattle."
More than 150 new recycling bins in Lower Manhattan are increasing waste collection efficiency, BigBelly Solar reports.
Duke University geochemist Avner Vengosh, who co-led the research, said the research "gives us new forensic tools to detect if frack fluids are escaping into our water supply and what risks, if any, they might pose."
The Veterans Canteen Service operates the retail, food, and vending for these facilities and will be using the company's technology to eliminate about 45,000 tons of food waste per year, if utilized across all of VA's facilities.
How the 2014 midterm U.S. elections go may well determine whether the nuclear waste storage project in Nevada goes forward, four years after the Obama administration halted it.
Final inspections of WIPP's primary waste hoist began Oct. 7, and a town hall meeting has been scheduled for Oct. 16 to update residents about the recovery process.
With the iconic Paris tower's first floor renovation completed, most of the coverage and commentary has focused on its new glass floor.
Though many states are making headway in the realm of waste reduction, there are many cities that have decided to take matters into their own hands.
A new technology recycling service, offered by a partnership between Staples Advantage and Electronic Recyclers International, Inc., will allow businesses to recycle large amounts of electronics.
The agency's staff will develop an updated strategic assessment of the Low Level Radioactive Waste Regulatory Program, revising the alternative future disposal scenarios specified in the prior, 2007 strategic assessment.
The EPA is proposing updates be made to air standards for new municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, which would reduce methane emissions and overall pollution.
This is the first e-learning module to help law enforcement officers identify and prevent this illicit trade, according to the agency.