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Less Than 1% of Sweden’s Waste goes to Landfill

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Sep. 22, 2014)

It is hard to believe that as a civilised society, we continue to dump waste in landfill and there are several environmental problems associated with this activity. Greenhouse gases such as methane seep out of them and toxic chemicals like those from household cleaning products can pollute both the soil and groundwater. In addition they are ...

Nuclear waste tank OK`d to keep leaking for 1 year

by Associated Press  (Sep. 30, 2014)

A new deal allows a radioactive waste storage tank to continue leaking for more than a year before its contents are pumped out at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear site. The deal to pump nuclear waste tank AY-102, announced late Monday, is between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Washington State ...

Revenue from Smart Waste Technology is Expected to Exceed $42 Billion From 2014-2023

by Navigant Consulting, Inc.  (Sep. 23, 2014)

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for smart waste technologies, with a focus on four application segments: smart collection, smart processing, smart energy recovery, and smart disposal. Aiming to enhance the collection of municipal solid waste (MSW), generate renewable energy, and optimize the environmental performance ...

Chemical Makers, Energy Companies Tell EPA Not to Mandate Fracking Fluid Disclosure

by Bloomberg BNA  (Sep. 25, 2014)

Chemical makers and energy companies have told the Environmental Protection Agency there is no need for it to require them to report information about the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing fluids. “The American Petroleum Institute does not think that this Toxic Substances Control Act rulemaking is necessary in light of the extensive ...

Michaelis Waste to Energy Systems: cost reduction for waste disposal and energy

by Michaelis GmbH & Co. KG  (Sep. 22, 2014)

The basic conditions for an own waste energy system have been changed in the last months: Waste disposal is no future-safe measure the prices fort he industrial waste disposal will increase The big central waste incineration plants are not interested in taking over waste of a high calorific value as therewith the incineration capacity is reduced ...

Changes ordered at Los Alamos over nuke waste leak

by Associated Press  (Sep. 26, 2014)

Four Los Alamos National Laboratory workers have been reassigned and the Department of Energy has pulled nuclear waste cleanup operations from the contractor that runs the lab after a barrel of waste packed at Los Alamos leaked, officials said Friday. The leak contaminated 22 workers with low levels of radiation and indefinitely shuttered the ...

Oil and Gas Companies Join Partnership to Capture Methane

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Sep. 30, 2014)

In the last two decades, natural gas has become the fuel of choice for power generation, because electricity produced with gas has half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal power. Many see it as a "bridge" to a low-carbon energy future; in 30 countries, it already fuels more than half the electricity. But to the extent that gas isn't burnt for ...

EPA Releases Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 30, 2014)

Today (Sep 30, 2014), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its fourth year of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program data, detailing greenhouse gas pollution trends and emissions broken down by industrial sector, geographic region and individual facilities. In 2013, reported emissions from large industrial facilities were 20 million ...

BJ’s Wholesale Club Joins EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge Program; Emphasis on Feeding the Hungry and Not Landfills during Hunger Action Month

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

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Frank Pallone, BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Doug Schiefelbein Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s (CFBNJ) Tristan Wallack and Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey to announce BJ’s participation in the ...

New report on long-term nuclear spent-fuel management

by European Commission, Joint Research Centre  (Sep. 30, 2014)

A new report (download here) launched today in Brussels by the JRC and the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) analyses options for spent nuclear ...

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