The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has collected a $1.7 million civil penalty prescribed in a consent order and agreement with Energy Corporation of America (ECA) for violations at 17 well sites in Greene and Clearfield counties.
Plans submitted to the department will be posted publicly on its website. All of the plans must include an estimated date of completion, and any county that plans to request reimbursement for debris removal following Irma must submit a plan.
Most of the illegal waste discovered during the operation was metal or electronic waste, and generally it was related to the car industry. In all, 226 waste crimes and 413 administrative violations were found, including criminal cases of 141 shipments carrying a total of 14,000 tonnes of illegal waste and 85 sites where more than 1 million tonnes of waste was illegally disposed.
Making small changes to trash and waste collection practices can dramatically reduce workplace injuries and illness.
The European Commission has referred the Czech Republic to the Court of Justice of the European Union because it failed to take back 20,000 tonnes of hazardous waste that was shipped to Katowice, Poland, by a Czech operator in late 2010 and early 2011.
The spill volume was initially reported at 108,000 gallons by the department, but the Los Angeles Times reported it had increased to more than 1.5 million gallons as of July 19.
Waste Control Specialists LLC announced April 28 it has filed an application with the NRC to build and manage a Consolidated Interim Storage Facility.
Texas-based Waste Connections, Inc. and Toronto-based Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. are merging in an all-stock transaction. The combined company will bear the Waste Connections name.
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.
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.
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.
This is the first e-learning module to help law enforcement officers identify and prevent this illicit trade, according to the agency.
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.
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.
Both public and private partners have been working together this week to help clean up an illegal dump in Ohio. It’s been estimated that 14,000 tons will be removed from the former construction site that has been covered with waste that stretches 20 feet high and covers about an acre of land.
A door hardware company in New Haven, Conn. will pay $39,075 in fines for violating state and federal hazardous waste laws.
During the Dec. 7 SWANA online presentation, Allison Tyldesley, landfill technician at the Halton Waste Management Site in Ontario, Canada, will explain the actions that will keep it open until at least 2040.
The Zero Waste Challenge's goal is to divert 100 percent of the 2013 tournament's waste away from landfills and into recycling and compost facilities –- not easy for an event that claims to attract the largest galleries of any golf tournament anywhere.