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.
- By Roger Marks
- Jul 01, 2015
Through incineration, hazardous wastes can be safely and efficiently discarded.
- By Savannah Cooper
- Apr 20, 2015
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.
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.
- By Kevin Rossignol
- Aug 21, 2014
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.
An investigation by California's Department of Toxic Substances Control found Clearwater Environmental Management, Inc. continued to transport hazardous waste after losing its license in 2007.
The Jan. 23 fire at the Waste 4 Fuel facility on Cornwall Drive, Orpington, is the 12th at that site since Dec. 3, 2011, according to the London Fire Brigade.
The United States are almost tied for eWaste volume per year, each responsible for a 20 percent of the total volume.
Dozens of comments urge the U.S. Coast Guard not to allow barge owners to ship shale gas extraction waste water via inland waterways, saying it is a threat to drinking water supplies.
"The key provisions of this settlement will eliminate overflows of raw sewage in neighborhoods that have for too long been subject to these contaminated overflows," said Acting U.S. Assistant Attorney General Robert G. Dreher.
"The e-waste challenge has many facets. Illegal shipment is just one aspect, and it causes substantial losses of valuable resources. At the same time, the illegal trade in e-waste leads to extreme pollution cases at local dump sites," said Dr. Jaco Huisman, scientific coordinator of the project.
Strict discharge regulations and the need to reuse the treated water led Bashneft to choose GE's technology for its new wastewater treatment plant.
- By Water & Wastewater News Staff
- Oct 15, 2013
Today's material includes cleaning fluids, pesticides, mercury thermometers and thermostats, fluorescent bulbs, lithium and button batteries, aerosols, adhesives, medications, brake fluid, swimming pool chemicals, and paint thinner.
PEAT International has successfully commissioned a Plasma Thermal Destruction and Recovery (PTDR) systems in Shanghai, China. The system was designed to deconstruct medical waste and oil refinery sludge.
Why drilling mud is an essential component of the drilling process.
- By Savannah Cooper
- Oct 04, 2013
300,000 gallons of sewage and 233,000 gallons of molasses dumped in Hawaii’s waters.
EPA has proposed permits that would allow oil companies to continue releasing contaminated wastewater onto the Wind River Reservation in central Wyoming.
"As one of the largest retailers in the United States, Wal-Mart is responsible not only for the stock on its shelves, but also for the significant amount of hazardous materials that result from damaged products returned by customers," said Melinda Haag, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California.
A Mount Sinai researcher has found that the health of people living near toxic waste sites in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines are directly affected, causing them to miss out on healthy years of life.