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Under Settlement, North Windham, Conn. Company Reduces Hazardous Waste

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 20, 2015)

In a recent settlement with EPA, the manufacturer of bonded abrasives in North Windham, Conn. has acquired new equipment that will reduce its generation of waste epoxy resins. The settlement resolves allegations by EPA that United Abrasives, Inc. violated federal and state hazardous waste laws. Under the settlement, United Abrasives paid a ...

EPA Adds Two, Proposes Six Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 24, 2015)

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding two hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, reducing health impacts, including protecting infant health, and encouraging economic revitalization of a formerly toxic site. In addition, the ...

Global E-Waste volume hits new peak in 2014

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 20, 2015)

In 2014, people worldwide discarded all but a small fraction of an estimated 41.8 million metric tonnes (Mt) of electrical and electronic products according to a new United Nations University report. And the volume of e-waste is expected to rise by 21% to 50 million Mt in 2018. According to the report, just two countries — the US and China ...

EPA and DOE to Resolve Hanford Hazardous Waste Violations

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 28, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) have resolved alleged violations of hazardous waste requirements at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. By ensuring that hazardous waste management is conducted in accordance with all applicable requirements, EPA helps protect cleanup workers, first ...

EPA Inspections reveal hazardous waste violations at ABC Labs of Columbia, Mo.

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 10, 2015)

EPA Region 7 conducted Compliance Evaluation Inspections at Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories Inc.’s (ABC Labs’) two facilities in Columbia, Mo., in April 2012. The inspections revealed violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste at each facility. The ...

EPA Awards Mescalero Apache $112,000 to Manage Environmental Programs

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 18, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $112,000 to the Mescalero Apache Tribe of N.M. as part of the General Assistance Program (GAP). The tribe will use the funds to administer its environmental program and assist in developing of the multimedia programs to address environmental issues. The tribe will also develop a ...

Unilever North America Reaches 100% Zero Waste to Landfill Across Distribution Centers

by Unilever  (Mar. 17, 2015)

Unilever North America today announced it has achieved 100% zero waste to landfill (ZLF) at all dedicated distribution centers in North America. Unilever reached its target of ZLF at all global factories in January. Reducing waste sent for disposal is a critical component of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.   Established in 2010, ...

AT&T pays $23.8 M to settle hazardous-waste case

by Associated Press  (Nov. 20, 2014)

AT&T agreed Thursday to pay California authorities nearly $24 million to settle allegations that it improperly disposed of hazardous waste during a nine-year period. California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Thursday that the telecommunications giant has also agreed to spend $28 million over the next five years to properly dispose of the ...

EPA Settlement with Whitford Corporation Ensures Proper Management of Hazardous Waste in Elverson, Pa.

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Oct. 22, 2014)

In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Whitford Corporation has agreed to properly manage the hazardous paint waste at its paint manufacturing operation in Elverson, Pa. Whitford, located at 47 Park Ave., has also agreed to pay a $20,240 penalty to settle the alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations. EPA cited ...

`Vive UNTHA!` French Company chooses UNTHA Waste Shredders as Safe Bet

by UNTHA Shredding Technology GmbH  (Feb. 16, 2015)

The French company in question is the French branch of the Swiss cement producer Holcim, which is investing in a new processing plant to ensure sufficient supply of alternative fuels. The plant's core components comprise: An UNTHA pre- and post-shredder from the Salzburg region. The related plant components were supplied and installed by the ...

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