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Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Dec. 18, 2014)

The Waste Framework Directive sets a legal obligation for European Union (EU) Member States to adopt waste prevention programmes by 12 December 2013. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has been asked to review the progress of the 'completion and implementation of the programmes' annually (EU, 2008). This report presents a first review of waste ...

Global Chemical Control Handbook Published by ABA SEER

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Dec. 16, 2014)

The attorneys, scientists, and regulatory professionals of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and The Acta Group (Acta®) are proud to have authored Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide to Chemical Management Programs, recently released by the  ...

New Report Makes Strong Business Case for Using Safer Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Dec. 15, 2014)

Chemicals are all around us, present in the products weuse every day. The demand for increased transparency on chemicals up and down the supply chain is growing - we need to understand how and with what chemicals we are interacting.  Consumers, retailers and brands all want to know more, driving companies to disclose information about the ...

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 Rule Promotes Responsible Hazardous Materials Recycling, Protects Communities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 10, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized new safeguards that promote responsible recycling of hazardous secondary materials and demonstrate a significant step forward in promoting recycling innovation, resulting in both resource conservation and economic benefits, while strengthening protections for environmental justice ...

EPA Settlement with Mack Trucks Inc. Protects Community Health and the Environment from Hazardous Waste Pollution in Lehigh County, Pa.

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 13, 2014)

In a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mack Trucks Inc. has agreed to properly manage the hazardous waste at its truck assembly plant in Macungie, Pa. Mack Truck, located at 7000 Alburtis Road, Macungie, Pa., has also agreed to pay a $54,800 penalty to settle the alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations. EPA ...

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 ...

Leading Edge Aviation Services Sentenced for Unlawful Handling of Hazardous Waste at Greenville, Miss. Facility

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 4, 2014)

Felicia C. Adams, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, together with Maureen O’Mara, Special Agent in Charge of the Environmental Protection Agency’s criminal enforcement program in the Southeast, announces: Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. (Leading Edge), a corporation headquartered in Costa Mesa, ...

DOE Names New Richland Operations Manager

by US Department of Energy  (Dec. 1, 2014)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the selection of Stacy Charboneau as the Manager of the Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) at the Hanford Site in southwest Washington State. In this role, she will continue cleanup momentum along the Columbia River, help shrink the Department’s active cleanup footprint, and continue safe ...

EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage

by Associated Press  (Dec. 18, 2014)

Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material. The Obama administration is under court order to unveil the rule Friday, ending a six-year effort that began after a massive spill ...

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