waste management program Articles

  • Waste Management Overview

    Introduction Our Nation has entered an era in which, as a result of changing world conditions, nuclear weapons production is receiving less attention while the public is expressing increasing concern about protecting human health and preserving the quality of our environment. In response to this national concern, the Department of Energy (DOE) has made waste cleanup and environmental restoration ...

  • The National Transuranic Waste Program: Preparing Waste for Disposal at WIPP

    ABSTRACT The National Transuranic Waste Program (NTWP) is the Department of Energy’s (DOE's) program for managing all transuranic (TRU) waste under DOE’s purview. Much of this waste is eligible for disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP); a portion is not. The NTWP integrates TRU-waste system requirements so that all DOE TRU waste is effectively managed from generation to disposal, ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Waste Management - Bulgaria

    Bulgaria is a country, that faces serious waste management challenges. The current infrastructure is old, fractional and insufficient. Addressing the issue constitutes a major priority for the Bulgarian government and the planned areas for development include the creation of regional waste disposal systems, as well as the construction and exploitation of large scale waste and ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Low-Level Waste Projection Program Guide

    The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) is taking a structured approach for the determination of its low-level waste (LLW) disposal needs through the development of this Low-Level Waste Projection Program Guide (referred to as the Guide). The Department has developed this Guide as part of a process to improve the management of DOE LLW. This Guide has been prepared by the Office of ...

  • Waste Management in Canada – Problems and Opportunities

    Canada has a poor record on waste management according to a Conference Board of Canada report – ranking 17 out of 17 in an international ranking of OECD countries. But although there are serious challenges for waste management in Canada, promising opportunities abound according to a snapshot of the State of Waste Management in Canada released today by the Canadian Council of Ministers of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Vopak Waste Management - Case Study

    Learn how Vopak uses webWMS to reduce their costs and manage their waste streams in ways both beneficial to the company and the environment.  Laurance Goodman discusses how managing waste on paper, sticky notes and spreadsheets was not an effective way to track profiles, approvals, cost or be in compliance with their permits.  Vopak is currently utilizing ...


    By regAction

  • Best practices in hazardous waste management

    Environmental regulations in.the u.s. place the burdenof properly managing and disposing of hazardouswaste on the companies that generate the, waste. These companies bear significant liability-whiChcan be mitigated,but never entirely eliminated. The consequencesof mismanaging hazardous waste include substantialfinancial penalties and severe damage to an organization'spublic image. Fortunately, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • `Resource Waste` Poland’s national waste management plan for 2010

    GROWTH MARKET POLAND Opportunities for innovative plant and process technology Poland’s national waste management plan for 2010 sees innovative sorting and recycling technology as the cornerstones for the reorganization of the country’s waste disposal strategy. In order to achieve improvements quickly, Poland plans to invest about 2.3 billion EUR in infrastructure for waste treatment ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Border 2012: Unique Challenges in Managing Waste

    Waste—whether it is hazardous or nonhazardous, liquid or solid—has no respect for state or national borders, and this can present unique challenges for waste management in areas like the U.S.–Mexico border region. The Border 2012 program, which was developed in 2002 as a result of a partnership among federal, state, and local governments in the United States and Mexico, aims to address some of ...

  • A UK county sustainable waste management programme

    The UK Sustainable Development Strategy requires that society makes prudent use of resources so as to protect the environment and at the same time maintain high and stable levels of economic growth and employment. The key to sustainable waste management is waste minimisation, the reduction of waste at source. Waste minimisation clubs have been a central feature of the UK program to encourage the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Growing the “business” of your municipal solid waste program: enterprise fund management and you

    Bringing the “business mindset” to a municipal waste management program can be the key to success in these tough economic times. With an enterprise fund approach to management, municipal programs can build the foundation for sustainable program management, customer oriented service enhancement, stronger environmental performance and more efficient operation, ultimately resulting in a ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Compliance with the RMP Rule at a Waste Management Facility

    A waste management facility typically treats, stores, and disposes chemical wastes that contain chemicals listed under 40 CFR §68.130. After a thorough evaluation of the existing chemical inventories, it is determined that this facility is not subject to the Risk Management Program rule based on the exemptions given in the rule for the de minimis threshold quantities. Due to the uncertainties of ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Coolant & waste management in America`s heartland

    Challenge Hydraulic pump manufacturer needs a filtration system to help reduce coolant costs, combat foul odors and dermatitis caused from various coolants used in machining cells. Customer Iowa Industrial Hydraulics Industry Agricultural Products Guardian Coolant Recycling System ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • Corporate Sustainability Programs

    In today’s business world, sustainability is becoming an integral part of company operations. Here’s how a few manufacturers are making sustainability part of their business model, and how standards play a role. Understanding sustainability and what it means to be a sustainable business continues to evolve as more companies issue sustainability reports, sign on for carbon ...


    By ASTM International

  • The City of Toronto rolls out its waste diversion program

    The City of Toronto is in the final stages of rolling out its multifaceted waste diversion program, which is now city-wide. Entitled 'Target 70,' the program's key objective is diverting 70 per cent of city-managed waste from landfill disposal. This represents about 250,000 new tonnes of diversion. As the plan takes effect, the city will become a North America leader in waste diversion. In ...

  • Modification of the Hazardous Waste Program: Hazardous Waste Lamps. Final Rule - July 6, 1999

    Today's final rule adds hazardous waste lamps to the federal list of universal wastes regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Handlers of universal wastes are subject to less stringent standards for storing, transporting, and collecting these wastes. The Agency has concluded that regulating spent hazardous waste lamps as a universal waste under 40 CFR Part 273 will lead ...

  • Waste management facility expansion planning using simulation–optimisation with grey programming and penalty functions

    Simulation–Optimisation (SO) techniques, which incorporate inherent system uncertainties using probability distributions, have been used for optimal waste management planning. While SO can be applied to numerous stochastic problems, its solution times vary considerably from one implementation to the next. In this study, SO has been concurrently combined with both penalty functions and a Grey ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fluid waste management and disposal practices

    Prior to the early 80s and the introduction of AIDS into our society, infection control practices were designed almost exclusively to protect the patient from developing a nosocomial infection an infection acquired after admission to the hospital. Protocols were focused on protecting the patient, with little or no emphasis on the health care workers potential to become infected. Hepatitis B has ...

  • 3 Construction Waste Management Best Practices

    The rising popularity of green building practices is shining a spotlight on construction waste disposal in the U.S. While federal regulations are limited, states and local governments are increasingly setting new requirements for the proper management of C&D debris. According to the EPA, more than 530 million tons of C&D waste is generated across the country each year. This staggering ...

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