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Report: Feds to exceed costs for cleaning up nuke waste

by Associated Press  (Mar. 23, 2015)

The cost of cleaning up radioactive waste at one of the federal government's premier nuclear laboratories has already exceeded expectations and more cost overruns are expected, according to a report released Mondayby a government watchdog. The National Nuclear Security Administration spent about $931 million as of the end of the last fiscal ...

Biodegradable plastics – Not there yet. Additives to breakdown plastics don’t work

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 23, 2015)

A new study from Michigan State University shows that several additives that claim to break down polyethylene (i.e., plastic bags) and polyethylene terephthalate (i.e., soda bottles) simply don’t work in common disposal situations such as landfills or composting. “Making improper or unsubstantiated claims can produce consumer ...

Rare Earth Metals Recycling

by Advanced Technology Recycling  (Mar. 24, 2015)

ATR has established Secure Destruction Services (SDS) comprised of compliance, legal, logistics and operational professionals with additional capabilities and ITAR security clearances that identify and manage vulnerabilities in existing processes.  ATR also provides Rare Earth Metals Recycling programs that can be individually tailored to the ...

Latest Research on Biomass for Fuels, Chemicals & Materials Discussed at Conference in Sweden

by Bio4Energy  (Mar. 23, 2015)

What is needed for our societies to transition to a "green" economy? Some might say "renewable energy", "more research and innovation" or "targeted political incentives". At the Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting (UREM) 2015, 25-27 March, leading researchers and business people will gather at Umeå, Sweden, to give the ...

Tetronics supplies world-leading technology to US waste management firm

by Tetronics (International) Ltd  (Feb. 18, 2015)

Tetronics International, a global leader in environmentally friendly resource recovery solutions, has today announced the signing of a deal to provide its plasma arc technology to Duncan Recycling & Refining (DR2), USA to recover precious metals from catalytic converters found in cars. The deal represents continued export success for ...

Canada`s Renewable Fuels Association Applauds Federal Government`s Waste Management Report

by Canadian Renewable Fuels Association  (Feb. 27, 2015)

The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) welcomed the release of the House of Commons' Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development report, The Management of Municipal Solid Waste and Industrial Materials. The report's recommendations recognize the importance of renewable fuels technology in solving environmental ...

Waste sector creates £6.8bn and supports 103,000 jobs for the UK

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Mar. 16, 2015)

The UK waste sector generates an estimated £6.8 billion in gross value and supported 103,000 jobs in 2013, according to a Defra study published on the 5th of February 2015. It also stated that efficiencies are increasing with council waste collection costs per household down the 5.7%. However, DEFRA has also found that while the sector was ...

DOE Issues RFP for Waste Treatment Services

by US Department of Energy  (Mar. 3, 2015)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) 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 (TSCA) ...

New UNTHA waste shredder revolutionising SRF production worldwide

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

Interest in UNTHA’s revolutionary XR-C waste shredder is gathering pace, as enquiries flood in from alternative fuel producers worldwide. UNTHA shredding technology is currently working on proposals for more than 250 global prospects, eager to reap the benefits of this innovative new technology. And European orders for the high value ...

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 ...

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