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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, ...

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. to Submit Proposal for 20-Year Contract With New York City for Municipal Solid Waste Management Transportation and Disposal Services

by Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd.  (Oct. 27, 2014)

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (NYSE:BIN)(TSX:BIN) (the "Company") announced today (Oct 27, 2014) that it will submit a proposal in response to the New York City Department of Sanitation's ("DSNY") new request for proposals ("RFP") for a 20-year contract (the "contract") for the transportation and disposal of containerized municipal ...

Shredding industrial waste in Brittany, France

by WEIMA America, Inc.  (Oct. 6, 2014)

"Les Recycleurs Bretons" has been one of France's leading waste disposal companies for the past thirty years. 2013 saw the inauguration of a regionally operating and contemporary waste recycling plant situated on the outskirts of the historical coastal town of Brest, in the heart of proud Brittany. Its main purpose is to produce valuable fuel ...

Balkan `Wild Beauty` Montenegro faces waste woes

by Associated Press  (Nov. 10, 2014)

Montenegro takes pride in its majestic Adriatic coastline and towering mountains rising from the sea, lined with rivers, streams and lakes. But the so-called Balkan Wild Beauty is now faced with the problem of waste disposal that is threatening both its natural wonders and its lucrative tourism industry. Tons of hazardous and other waste is ...

Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility Processes 10 Millonth Ton Of Waste Into Renewable Energy

by Covanta Energy  (Dec. 5, 2013)

The Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility (RRF), operated by Covanta Montgomery, Inc., is celebrating the milestone of processing 10 million tons of post-recycled municipal solid waste into clean, renewable energy. The energy-from-waste facility is owned by the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority and began commercial operation in ...

DOE Issues Draft RFP for Waste Treatment Services

by US Department of Energy  (Oct. 31, 2014)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for Low-Level Waste (LLW) and Mixed-Low Level Waste (MLLW) treatment services that may result in the issuance of one or more Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs). The RFP is for the treatment of LLW and MLLW including liquid and solid Toxic Substances Control Act ...

Covanta announces 20-year agreement with New York City department of sanitation for sustainable solid waste disposal

by Covanta Energy  (Aug. 26, 2013)

Covanta (NYSE: CVA), a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, announced today a new 20-year agreement with New York City Department of Sanitation to transport and sustainably dispose of municipal solid waste (“MSW”) delivered to a pair of marine transfer stations located in Queens and Manhattan. Covanta is ...

Oak Ridge completes field work on Recovery Act-projects

by US Department of Energy  (May 8, 2014)

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM) has finished field work on the last Recovery Act-funded environmental cleanup project. Since 2009, EM has used the $751 million in Recovery Act funds to accomplish 27 projects, many of which included multiple subcomponents and extensive scopes. “This is a ...

Covanta Tulsa Energy-from-waste facility ensures safe destruction of unwanted prescription meds

by Covanta Energy  (Sep. 11, 2013)

Covanta Tulsa Renewable Energy recently partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of Arkansas and Texas to safely destroy over 44,000 pounds of unwanted medications collected during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The collected drugs are combusted at high temperatures and converted into clean, renewable energy at no charge ...

Odour and environmental concerns of communities near waste disposal facilities

by European Commission, Environment DG  (May 2, 2013)

A recent study has investigated how waste disposal sites in southern Italy have affected residents living nearby. Villagers reported being annoyed by odours, but the perceptions of residents living in the village closest to the facilities were possibly influenced by receiving financial compensation for the presence of the facilities. Public ...

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