Water


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The Benefits of Supplemental Environmental Projects

Two case studies illustrate how companies found in violation of environmental law can offset some of the costs associated with financial penalties.

South Shore Estuary Now a No-Discharge Zone

Effective immediately, all boat sewage will have to be discharged at equipped pump-out facilities, not into the South Shore Estuary.

Iowa Feedlot Operation Settles Discharge Allegations with $25 K

Schuiteman Feedlots will no longer hold its cattle in open feedlots, which should prevent the discharge of manure or wastewater into the West Branch of the Floyd River in Sioux City, Iowa.



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The Proper Package for Fluorescent Lamps

Energy-saving fluorescent lamps pose mercury vapor risks when broken and require special packaging for their transport to recycling facilities.

Sustainable Construction Waste Management Most Important Green Building Practice

According to a new report from McGraw-Hill Construction, customer demands and regulatory pressures are driving green building construction.

MIT: Carbon in Pond Soil Mobilizes Arsenic in Bangladesh Study

Researchers also found that rice fields irrigated with water containing arsenic filtered out much of the poison from the water system.

YSI Grant to Further Estuary Nutrient Load Studies

Jane Caffrey of the University of West Florida says the $25,000 grant will fund a graduate student project to help analyze nutrient and continuous dissolve oxygen data from research reserves.

EPA Wants to Interview Past Santa Susana Field Lab Workers

Former Atomics International, Rocketdyne, and Rockwell employees are encouraged to contact EPA about its Santa Susana Field Lab radiological study.

Tribes May Apply for $3.5 M in Grants for Puget Sound

EPA will award grants between $200,000 and $600,000 for direct, local action to benefit the Puget Sound ecosystem.

Tribes May Apply for $3.5 M in Grants for Puget Sound

EPA will award grants between $200,000 and $600,000 for direct, local action to benefit the Puget Sound ecosystem.

Idaho Animal Feeding Operations Permit Open for Comment

Under the new EPA-issued permit, CAFO owners and operators must submit a nutrient management plan for review

Heavy Rains in Hawaii Trigger Boil Water Alert

Kauai County provided water tankers and recommended customers boil water as it responded to problems cause by a weekend storm.

Mercury Waste Agrees to Pay $54,000 to Settle RCRA Issue

EPA Region 5 alleged that Mercury Waste Solutions used malfunctioning equipment and failed to properly manage PCBs at its Wisconsin facility.

Maersk Line Switches to Low-Sulfur Fuel to Clear Gulf Air

The shipping company and EPA are optimistic the change will result in lowering emissions at the Port of Houston, Texas and the Port of Progreso, Mexico.