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Penalty Upheld for Hazardous Waste Violations at Roanoke, Va., Chemical Distributor

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 19, 2015)

The U.S. EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) has upheld the results of an EPA enforcement action involving hazardous waste storage that was initiated in 2011 against Chem-Solv, Inc. and Austin Holdings-VA, L.L.C., the operator and owner of a chemical blending and distribution facility in Roanoke, Va. In a January 26, 2015 Final Decision ...

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 ...

EPA Announces First National Regulations to Safeguard Disposal of Coal Ash

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Dec. 19, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals (coal ash) from coal-fired power plants. The final rule establishes safeguards to protect communities from coal ash impoundment failures, like the catastrophic Kingston, Tenn., spill in 2008, ...

EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

by Associated Press  (Dec. 19, 2014)

The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material. Environmentalists had pushed for the hazardous classification, citing the hundreds of cases nationwide in which coal ash waste had tainted waterways or ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

EPA Recognizes Comcast-Spectacor for Environmental Achievements

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

The U.S. EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) has upheld the results of an EPA enforcement action involving hazardous waste storage that was initiated in 2011 against Chem-Solv, Inc. and Austin Holdings-VA, L.L.C., the operator and owner of a chemical blending and distribution facility in Roanoke, Va. In a January 26, 2015 Final Decision ...

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 ...

Study: Municipal Solid Waste Could Contribute Significant Supply of Alternative Energy to U.S. Businesses, Communities

by The American Chemistry Council  (Jul. 9, 2014)

A new study conducted by the Earth Engineering Center (EEC) of Columbia University has found that if all of the municipal solid waste (MSW) that is currently put into landfills each year in the United ...

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