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  • EPA takes action on lead problems at Arecibo, Puerto Rico battery recycling facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with The Battery Recycling Company, Inc. in Arecibo, Puerto Rico requiring the company to prevent lead contamination from leaving the facility on the work clothes and vehicles of company employees and clean up an adjacent property. The Battery Recycling Company recycles used motor vehicle batteries and produces approximately ...

  • Covanta Energy Facilities Recycle Used Rechargeable Batteries and Cell Phones in Honor of Earth Day

    In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, Covanta Energy, the nation's largest operator of the energy-from-waste facilities, is collecting used rechargeable batteries and cell phones for recycling. The collection is part of Covanta's Clean World Initiative, a company-wide sustainability movement that works to remove potentially ...


  • International Partnership Releases Report Documenting the Hazards of Exporting Used Car Batteries to Mexico

    Exports of hazardous lead batteries to Mexico from the U.S. are growing significantly, leading to higher exposures and subsequent public health impacts, according to a new report by two environmental organizations. Prepared by Occupational Knowledge International, a U.S.-based organization, and Mexico’s Fronteras Comunes, a Mexican-based organization, the study, ...

  • EPA orders battery recycling company to reduce air and water pollution at arecibo, Puerto Rico lead smelting facility

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken legal action against the Battery Recycling Company, Inc. requiring the company to take multiple actions to reduce the pollution of air and water from lead at its Arecibo, Puerto Rico facility. EPA’s ongoing investigation of the facility found potential violations of the federal Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. The Battery ...

  • MEPs ban cadmium from power tool batteries and mercury from button cells

    A law banning the toxic substance cadmium from portable batteries and accumulators used in cordless power tools such as drills, screwdrivers or saws, was voted by Parliament on Thursday. This ban, already agreed with EU ministers, will apply from 31 December 2016. MEPs also inserted a clause banning mercury from button cells from autumn 2015. "I am confident that the adopted ...


    By European Parliament

  • ZBB Energy and Honam Petrochemical Successfully Complete Flow Battery Joint Development Milestone

    ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB), a leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, announced today that the final milestone in the Joint Development Agreement ("JDA") with Honam Petrochemical has been achieved, resulting in the final JDA payment to ZBB. This first phase of the collaboration spanned from April 2011 to June 2012 and culminated with shipment of a ZBB ...


  • OK International Calls for Halt in Used Car Battery Exports To Mexico Until Environmental Standards Improve

    U.S. companies, which ship millions of used lead batteries to Mexico each year, should stop these exports immediately because they are contributing to lead poisoning among workers and children living near recycling plants, Perry Gottesfeld, executive director of the nonprofit organization, Occupational Knowledge International (OK International), said today. ...

  • Greentech info – expertise in EU environment compliance

    EU environment legislation like REACH, RoHS, WEEE, EuP and the Battery directive down increasingly tough demands on manufacturers, importers and sellers of electronic products. Greentech info aims at making the electronics industry environmental experts by providing a tool to answer questions about compliance with these laws. Intertek Semko AB has launched the web portal Greentech info for those ...


  • Arotech Receives $2.3 Million SWIPES Order

    Arotech Corporation (NASDAQ: ARTX) announced today that its Battery and Power Systems Division has received a new order for over 1,100 units of its award-winning SWIPES System. The $2.3 million order will service Program Executive Officer (PEO) Soldier's Project Manager (PM) Soldier Warrior, Product Director, Soldier Power, which encompasses expeditionary power solutions intended for the most ...


  • California Accuses FedEx of Waste Violations

    State officials on Thursday accused FedEx Ground Package System of violating California's hazardous waste laws since 2008 by failing to properly handle broken or leaking packages containing harmful materials. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control cited FedEx in a civil complaint noting more than 1,500 violations at 31 FedEx terminals and the company's hubs in Sacramento, Los ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S. EPA finds Exide Technologies a source of harmful lead emissions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today notified Exide Technologies of federal violations at its Vernon, Calif. lead smelting facility. EPA’s investigation, prompted by community concerns as well as ongoing investigations by state and local agencies, found that Exide violated the Clean Air Act’s lead emissions standards on more than 30 occasions. EPA’s investigation of ...

  • Oregon export company pays $17,000 for illegally exporting hazardous waste to Hong Kong

    Jones International Groups, Inc., has agreed to pay $17,000 for failing to comply with requirements related to the export of universal waste (spent lead-acid batteries) to Hong Kong through the Port of Portland, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. On September 7, 2009, Jones International Groups, located in Hillsboro, Oregon, arranged for the export of ...

  • Three phoenix area firms fined for hazardous waste violations

    Three Phoenix area companies were fined for violating state and federal hazardous waste laws, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. In separate actions, the manufacturing and processing companies will pay penalties that total $131,000. “We impose strict environmental controls to make sure hazardous waste is properly handled,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s ...

  • Next Alternative's Battle Creek Plant to Stimulate Local Jobs/Economy

    Peter law, President of Next Alternative, Inc. USA (XETRA: N4H), is pleased to announce that the firm's new Battle Creek, Michigan plant will enhance the local landscape by bringing more jobs to the area. Mr. Law recently visited the plant in Battle Creek and had the opportunity to speak with a number of executives at local financial institutions, as well as with City Managers regarding the ...


  • Phillips 66 Company Settles Hazardous Waste Violations at its Former Refinery in Trainer, Pa.

    Phillips 66 Company has agreed to pay a $50,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its former refinery located in Trainer, Pa., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Phillips 66 Company is the successor to ConocoPhillips Corporation, which owned the refinery at 4104 Post Rd., Trainer, Pa. The facility was sold to Monroe Energy, a subsidiary ...

  • US e-waste legislation on the way

    Many US states, particularly under Democrat rule, have enacted legislation on the recycling of discarded electronic products. Three more are considering legislation.There is resistance from manufacturers’ organisations and sometimes from political adversaries, and bills and amendments have been vetoed in several states, but this year, e-waste legislation was passed in Wisconsin as the 20th state ...


  • 55 Million Electric Motorcycles and Scooters Will be Sold Worldwide from 2014 to 2023

    Driven by rising gasoline prices and increasingly congested city streets, more consumers are starting to turn to two-wheel vehicles, including electric motorcycles (e-motorcycles) and electric scooters (e-scooters). Although this market remains heavily concentrated in China, which accounts for 98 percent of worldwide sales, growth is expected to occur across many regions, particularly after 2015. ...

  • New Jersey bans disposal of electronic waste

    Televisions, computers, cellphones and other electronic devices will not be allowed in New Jersey garbage cans and landfills after January 1, 2009 under a new law signed by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine Tuesday because of the toxic materials they contain. 'The type of waste generated by televisions and computers, while relatively small in volume, accounts for a significant percentage of this ...

  • U.S. EPA files complaint against Nevada businessman for solid and hazardous waste violations in Indian Country (NV)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is citing Gardnerville, Nevada, businessman Reed Skenandore with violating federal law governing the safe handling and disposal of solid and hazardous waste. Skenandore operates an auto dismantling business and an un-permitted illegal waste disposal site that has resulted in open dumping and illegal disposal of hazardous waste over an 80-acre site. The ...

  • 18th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2018

    The 18th International Automobile Recycling Congress IARC 2018 organized by ICM AG will be held from March 14 – 16, 2018 in the hotel Marriott in Vienna, Austria. Delegates from industry, authorities and academia will discuss and present news and challenges of the manufacturing and end-of-life vehicle (ELV) business. The congress will bring together the various links in the ELV recycling ...


    By ICM AG

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