landfill site environmental impact Articles

  • Simple Separation: Diverting Wood And Cardboard at Construction Sites

    Diverting Wood And Cardboard At Construction Sites Residential home construction in Wisconsin generates 128,000 tons of residuals annually, according to a 1998 study by Camp, Dresser & McKee. Ten builders are participating in a project to demonstrate how easily major components of this waste stream can be recycled. The Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) of Greater Milwaukee, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Environmental Sensors in Waste Management

    Issue: As part of an increasing sentiment among European consumers that environmental protection is important, concern about the impact of landfill is growing. Sensor technology makes it possible to measure and control inputs to landfill sites and pollutants arising from them. However, the exploitation - or uptake - of such technology has been lower than expected in the waste management sector. ...


  • Air Monitoring Information to Aid in the Assessment of Potential Human Health Risk from an Ongoing Landfill Fire

     Abstract The North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ) was asked by the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Section (OEES) of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to provide air monitoring information to aid in the assessment of potential human health risk from an ongoing landfill fire in Dare County. The Air Toxics Analytical Support Team (ATAST) arrived ...


  • Enhanced waste-management practices reduce carbon emissions and support lower landfill taxes

    Landfill taxes and ‘enhanced waste management’ practices have been introduced to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill and to convert waste into useful products. This study investigated the interplay of these two policy options in Belgium, generating findings that could help Europe move towards a resource-efficient, circular economy. Landfill taxes and ‘enhanced waste ...

  • Measuring corporate environmental footprint

    Nuno DaSilva, Managing Director of PE Americas, reveals the best methodologies for measuring an organization’s environmental impact. Frequently I get asked for guidance on the best methods for measuring an organization's environmental footprint. Questions tend to be about 'should measurement be based strictly on collecting emissions and energy use data from operational and facility sites?' How ...


    By thinkstep

  • Long-term leachate emissions from municipal solid waste landfills sre unknown

    The Swiss have always been highly environmentally aware, and for a long while have looked after their environment in an exemplary fashion. The 'Guidelines to waste management in Switzerland' ( EKA, 1986 ) were set in 1986, well ahead of many states. One necessary objective of this as a code of good practice has been that all waste management procedures have to provide materials which either are ...


  • Landfills have a huge greenhouse gas problem. Here’s what we can do about it.

    We take out our trash and feel lighter and cleaner. But at the landfill, the food and yard waste that trash contains is decomposing and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfill gas also contributes to smog, worsening health problems like asthma. Globally, trash released nearly 800 million metric tons (882 million tons) of ...


    By Ensia

  • Demonstrating advanced environmental management

    Everyone has high expectations when it comes to maintaining the environment. But for Castle Cement, just meeting those expectations wasn't enough. Managing stakeholder expectations is a major challenge for those implementing environmental management systems (EMS). Increased demands for transparency are driving process-based management systems and the rise in public reporting of environmental ...


  • Environmental Justice: A Brief Historical Analysis

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  • New federal and provincial environmental legislation

    With some provincial legislatures sitting, Acts are being introduced, amended, and brought into force. The federal and provincial governments continue to file new regulations and amend existing ones. Among the most recent changes are: BRITISH COLUMBIACode of Practice for Soil Amendments The Code of Practice introduces industrial wastes into the environment as soil enhancements. Soil ...

  • US EPA Site Final Minergy Innovative Technology Evaluation Report (February 5, 2004)

    The Glass Furnace Technology (GFT) treatment process was developed by Minergy Corporation (Minergy) as an ex situ remediation technology to treat river sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), other organic compounds, and metals. An evaluation of the technology was conductedby the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation(SITE) ...


    By Minergy Corporation Limited

  • RAISING THE BIOSOLIDS BAR: DEVELOPING AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    A California sanitation district’s journey through the process of establishing an EMS for biosolids provides valuable insights, especially for agencies battling public acceptance challenges. THE Orange County, California Sanitation District (District) provides wastewater treatment service for more than 2.2 million people. The facility treats approximately 250 million gallons/day of wastewater and ...


  • Shipping Emissions - The Environmental Case for Sea Water Scrubbing

    The romantic image of a luxury liner cruising blue seas amid blue skies and trailing a plume of smoke is too close to the truth for comfort. The emissions from shipping make an increasingly conspicuous contribution to air quality, health and environmental problems of Europe, and indeed, the world. Yet an effective and safe technology to dramatically reduce these emissions is being discouraged, ...


  • Environmental Assessment of Municipal Waste Management Scenarios: Part I Data Collection and Preliminary Environmental Assessments for Life Cycle Thinking Pilot Studies

     Landfilling can be almost eliminated and reductions in climate change contributions of 7% can be achieved relative to monitoring data for Kyoto targets in regions with high percentages of biodegradable waste using advanced waste management systems. Additional benefits outside the region are achieved through energy recovery, recycling, and compost production. These are quantified using life cycle ...


  • Case study - Coupling ISCO and anaerobic bioremediation at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base wins state award of environmental excellence

    Site Description:  The Naval Submarine Base in Kings Bay, Georgia (a former landfill) was impacted with VOCs due to buried drums. Contaminants:  PCE and its degradation products at concentrations of 9,000 ug/L. Based on investigation efforts conducted by the Navy, DNAPL was also suspected. Remedial Challenge:  The groundwater ...

  • Highland County Council (Scotland)

    With responsability of large area of northern Scotland and the western isles, Highland council invests considerable sums of money of monitoring the environmental impact of 14 landfill sites throughout the ...


  • Remediation oversight and monitoring case study

    Service(s) performed: Underground storage tank removal and contaminated soil excavation and disposal Summary: In a residential and commercial area of a major U.S. city, an abandoned gas station site was targeted for redevelopment. To assist the area’s remediation efforts, our environmental team removed a 15,000-gallon underground storage tank, performed ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Hills Minerals and Waste (UK) case study

    With responsibility for a large area of northern Scotland and the western isles, Highland Council invests considerable sums of money on monitoring the environmental impact of 14 landfill sites throughout the region. This involves regularly testing surface water, groundwater and leachate samples for various components as well as monitoring the production of landfill gases. Testing schedules ...


    By EHS Data Ltd.

  • Soil baked to clean up contamination...

    Can an old drill site be cleaned up without adding truckloads of contaminated soil to the landfill? Chevron Canada will be using a technology called thermal desorption to clean up a site located 13 kilometres southwest of Pincher Creek. Leif Sollid, spokesman for Chevron, who is the operator of the site, said they considered two options for the clean up. The soil is classified as a non-dangerous ...

  • Petroleum review

    In an era highly focused on climate change and the importance of reducing environmental footprints, the refinery and petrochemical industry is faced with growing political, economic, demographic and environmental challenges. It is essential for refining and petrochemical companies to explore new methods and techniques to address these challenges and reduce their impact on the environment. As ...

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