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Working with Impetus Waste

by EHS Data Ltd.  (Aug. 18, 2014)

EHS Data is proud to announce that Impetus Waste has decided to use Monitor-Pro to manage its waste management data. Impetus waste specialise in the waste management and disposal of Industrial, Commercial, Domestic , Hazardous and Non Hazardous Waste. Handling an average of approximately 500,000 tonnes of solid waste per annum, with the ...

Environment: European Commission asks Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 25, 2014)

The European Commission is referring Greece back to the European Court of Justice for poor treatment of hazardous waste. Five years after the first ruling, Greece is still failing to comply with EU standards. The Commission is therefore asking the Court to impose fines, proposing a lump sum of EUR 14 904 736 and a daily penalty payment of EUR 72 ...

Marysville metal caster invests $230,000 in hazardous waste reduction as part of EPA settlement

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 25, 2014)

SeaCast, Inc., a metal casting facility in Marysville, Washington, has agreed to pay The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a penalty of $18,000 to settle alleged hazardous waste violations at the company, which is located within the boundaries of the Tulalip Indian reservation. As part of the EPA settlement, SeaCast will invest at least ...

Industry surveys reveal that SMEs may be disposing of waste incorrectly

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Sep. 24, 2014)

The research set out to discover how well-informed Britain’s businesses are about their obligations under the Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005). It makes good business sense to manage waste in the right way, and this research has shown that while Britain’s business owners are keen to do their bit, they need more help to get it right. ...

Arizonan Steven Maslansky receives NGWA’s Life Member Award

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Sep. 22, 2014)

Steven P. Maslansky, PG, CPG, of Maslansky GeoEnvironmental in Prescott, Arizona, has received a Life Member Award from the National Ground Water Association for his special service in the furtherance of the groundwater industry. The award will be presented in December at the 2014 NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Maslansky ...

The Minamata Convention on Mercury: Towards Its Early Entry Into Force and Effective Implementation

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 24, 2014)

Twenty-two countries have taken major steps to address the emissions and releases of the one of the most notorious heavy metals - mercury. A year after the adoption of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, Ministers and senior government officials from around the world have renewed the international community's commitment to combat the global threat ...

Yakima fertilizer manufacturer signs settlement with EPA to resolve hazardous waste violations

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 18, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Kronos Micronutrients to resolve violations of federal hazardous waste laws, according to an EPA settlement. The company is a fertilizer manufacturer in the town of Moxee, Washington, located in the Yakima Valley. Among the most serious violations EPA found during a June 2012 ...

Toyota GB motors ahead with new legal registers

by Cedrec Information Systems Ltd,  (Sep. 2, 2014)

Toyota (GB) plc, which is responsible for marketing and aftersales of Toyota and Lexus branded vehicles in the UK, has implemented new legal registers to ensure compliance with stringent and far-reaching safety and environmental legislation. Produced by online specialists Cedrec, the registers are seen by Toyota as a major benefit, enabling legal ...

EPA Takes Action to Protect Public from Hazardous Waste Fines SUNY Downstate Medical Center for improper storage and handling of hazardous waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 28, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a legal complaint against SUNY Downstate Medical Center for violating federal hazardous waste law. The hospital must come into compliance with hazardous waste requirements and faces fines up to $156,710 for the improper management and storage of hazardous wastes in two buildings in its Brooklyn, ...

EPA Protects New Mexico and Citizens from leaks and releases of hazardous waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 26, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $450,000 to the New Mexico Environment Department as the first funding portion of an annual $900,000 state program continuing grant. The grant helps to fund the state’s Hazardous Waste Program. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) program is delegated to New Mexico by ...

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