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  • Honolulu faces $1.2 billion wastewater treatment upgrade

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed to not renew Honolulu's permit variance to exempt the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment plant from full secondary treatment requirements. If the variance is denied, Honolulu may have to spend as much as $1.2 billion to upgrade the plant, which handles wastewater from the city of Honolulu and the resort area of Waikiki. The Sand Island ...

  • North American industrial pollution impacts on our shared water environment

    The 13th edition of the Taking Stock report, released today by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), provides the most comprehensive picture of industrial pollution across North America, documenting reported releases and transfers of 5.7 billion kilograms of pollutants from facilities reporting to pollutant release and transfer register (PRTR) programs in Canada, Mexico and the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fracking Boom Threatens US Water Supplies

    Since the onset of the fracking boom almost a decade ago, every state in the US has been examining its geological resources in the hope of finding oil or gas it can access through this extraction method. Almost half the states are now producing at least some shale gas, with a few – Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, North Dakota – sitting on massive ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New regulations loom for land remediation

    Could the remediation industry be facing another steep learning curve as regulators tackle legislation overload by bringing about a variety of new directives? The subject of land remediation has long been cloaked in confusion with contradictory regulations, confusion over permits and most legislation remaining open to interpretation. Recently some issues – such as the definition of waste - ...

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