ash remediation News

  • House passes bill on coal ash

    The House on Thursday passed legislation giving states greater control over the management of coal ash, a coal combustion byproduct that poses environmental threats when put in landfills but is also commonly recycled for use in cement, concrete and other products. Some Democrats saw the measure as yet another attempt by the Republican majority ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA plans to regulate coal ash

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal combustion residuals, commonly known as coal ash, are byproducts of the combustion of coal at power plants and are disposed of in liquid form at large surface impoundments and in solid form at landfills. The residuals ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA announces new action to prevent coal ash releases

    Responding to last year’s massive coal ash spill at a Tennessee Valley Authority facility in Kingston, Tennessee, the US Environmental Protection Agency today laid out new efforts to prevent future threats to human health and the environment.  The agency’s plan includes measures to gather critical coal ash impoundment information from electrical utilities nationwide, conduct on-site ...

  • Coal Ash Anticipated to Be Regulated As Nonhazardous Waste, Duke Energy Says

    Forthcoming regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency are likely to designate coal ash as a nonhazardous waste despite a recent high-profile spill of the material in North Carolina, Duke Energy Corp. said. “We do expect it will be designated as nonhazardous,” Keith Trent, chief operating officer of regulated utilities for Duke Energy, said during a conference call ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Judge says Duke must clean up groundwater at ash dumps

    Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash dumps, a judge said Thursday in a ruling that came from a complaint filed before a massive spill from one of the utility's plants coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in toxic gray sludge. North Carolina has 14 coal-fired plants and at least 32 ash dumps spread across the state - all ...


    By Associated Press

  • North Carolina regulators shielded Duke`s coal ash pollution

    Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into a North Carolina river to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools. Each time, they say, their efforts have been stymied - by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural ...


    By Associated Press

  • Toxins leaking from 2nd pipe at NC coal ash dump

    North Carolina officials said Tuesday that groundwater containing unsafe levels of arsenic apparently leaching from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is still pouring into the Dan River, which is already contaminated from a massive Feb. 2 spill. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources ordered Duke to stop the flow of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Solvay hails French soil remediation conference a success

    The 'Focused remedies for a well-managed remediation' conference was held in the Soda Ash plant at Dombasle, in which the Solution Unit Soil Remediation played an important role. Organised by SFGP, the French Society of Process Engineering,  GISFI, the French Scientific Interest Group, Industrial Brownfields, and CAPEMM, the Meurthe and Mosel Development Agency, its objectives were to promote ...


    By Solvay Soil Remediation

  • DEP Secretary Urges Pennsylvania`s Congressional Members to Vote for Scientifically Responsible Disposal or Beneficial Use of Coal Ash

    In an Oct. 13 letter to Pennsylvania's U.S. Congressional delegation, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer urged them to vote in favor of House Resolution 2273, the Coal Residuals and Management Act, which would establish a framework to allow the states to continue operating ...

  • EMHI Builds Infrastructure Seeking to Enter Energy Industry Emissions and Remediation Markets

    East Morgan Holdings, Inc (PINKSHEETS: EMHI) reports that efforts continue to seek out energy industry and other manufacturing companies in need of the patented IFS-2c and other IFS Technologies, which are under an impending contract to be acquired from Solucorp Industries Ltd. The number of companies which could utilize the IFS-2c and other IFS technologies and the annual size of the markets ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA Finalizes Remediation Plan for Scovill Industrial Landfill Superfund Site in Waterbury, Conn.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the selection of a cleanup plan for the Scovill Industrial Landfill Superfund Site (Site) in Waterbury Connecticut. The final plan will require some limited targeted removal of contaminated soils, a Pre-Design Investigation to better understand and address contaminated soils on certain parcels, a protective cap at the Calabrese Parcel, ...

  • FULL SCALE PCB SONOPROCESS SOIL REMEDIATION RESULTS PRESENTED AT SONIC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    Vancouver, CANADA—Adam Sumel, President and CEO of Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) today announced that the Company has completed all of the basic safety and functionality commissioning and testing of their full ...


  • Vision Plasma Systems, Inc. Teams With Planet Hydra, LLC to Create an Ocean-Based Waste Remediation Site and Water Desalination Vessel

    Vision Plasma Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VLNX) today announced its discussions with Planet Hydra to retrofit retired ocean vessels to function as floating waste remediation sites and water desalination plants. The plan includes the installation of three (3) Arc Master I Plasma Arc Gasification Units on deck, and three (3) large water desalination units below deck. These dual purpose vessels will ...


  • Soil treatment technology from ADT

    SOIL REMEDIATION & TREATMENT SPECIALISTS ADT is a leading provider of remediation services ranging from simple soil excavation projects to complex programs requiring a combination of technologies. ADT is experienced at remediating soil, sludges, pits, TPH impacted materials, tank farms contaminated with a wide variety of petroleum products, low-level radioactive waste, heavy metals, ...


  • SONIC PCB SONOPROCESS PATENTS ISSUE IN JAPAN AND USA

    Vancouver, CANADA - Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNV-TSX Venture Exchange) today announced that the Company has received notification that patents for the Company’s Sonoprocess for the treatment of POP (Persistent Organic Pollutants), including PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl), have issued in Japan and the USA. The patents refer to the Company’s Sonoprocess™ for the treatment of soils and ...


  • WI Environmental Signs China Agreement

    WI Environmental is pleased to announce an agreement with Shenzhen Waste Management to supply its trademarked product XR-88 for remediation projects of chromium contaminated sites. XR-88 is the only product proven to permanently remediate heavy metals including hexavalent chromium and poisons turning them inert and benign to the environment.   XR-88 has been extensively tested for over seven ...


    By WI Environmental

  • Coal plant decommissioning services revenue will total $5.3 billion from 2013 to 2020

    Driven by tightening environmental regulations, competition from natural gas plants, and public pressure for cleaner sources of electricity, utilities will retire record numbers of aging coal plants between 2013 and 2020. The coming wave of retirements offers significant opportunities to the companies that will carry out the decommissioning processes. According to a new report from ...

  • WI Environmental Announces Availability of Blending and Distribution Rights for China

    WI Environmental today announces the availability of its blending and distribution rights for China of its trademarked product XR-88. XR-88 is the only product proven to help the environment by permanently remediating heavy metals including hexavalent chromium and poisons turning them inert and benign to the environment. XR-88 has passed all China National Standards and U.S. EPA regulations. ...


    By WI Environmental

  • WI Environmental Signs International Deals

            HONOLULU, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WI Environmental is pleased to announce it has signed distribution agreements with Navic AB for Europe and Shenzhen Waste Management for China effective immediately. The agreements are for substantial orders of ...


    By WI Environmental

  • Vision Plasma Systems Signs Agreement With Cell Runner Inc. of Japan to Purchase Two ArcMaster I Units for Use in Fukushima Nuclear Cleanup Efforts

    Vision Plasma Systems, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VLNX) announced today that an agreement from Cell Runner Inc. of Japan has been signed for the purchase of two (2) Arc Master I Units. These initial units will be used to remediate over 5,000 hazmat suits used daily by cleanup crews working in the Fukushima Nuclear Facility, at a cost of $5.8 Million USD per unit. Pending review of this initial performance ...


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