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  • EPA Fines Wharton Chemical for Hazardous Waste Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently conducted a compliance evaluation of Wharton Chemical in Hungerford, Texas. The evaluation revealed violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste at the facility. The company will pay a $230,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated RCRA, and taking steps to ...

  • Penalty Upheld for Hazardous Waste Violations at Roanoke, Va., Chemical Distributor

    The U.S. EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) has upheld the results of an EPA enforcement action involving hazardous waste storage that was initiated in 2011 against Chem-Solv, Inc. and Austin Holdings-VA, L.L.C., the operator and owner of a chemical blending and distribution facility in Roanoke, Va. In a January 26, 2015 Final Decision and Order, the EAB upheld in its entirety the 2014 ...

  • Idaho hazardous waste disposal site failed to disclose chemical releases

    “Companies that handle toxic chemicals have a responsibility to be transparent about what they use and release into the environment,” said Kelly Huynh, manager of the Inspection and Enforcement Management Unit at EPA in Seattle. “Accurate, timely numbers from companies are critical for communities to have up-to-date information on chemical releases in their states.” US ...

  • Roanoke Chemical Distributor Ordered to Pay $612,339 for Hazardous Waste Storage Violations

    An administrative law judge has ordered the owner and operator of a chemical distribution facility in Roanoke, Va. to pay a $612,339 penalty for multiple violations of federal and state hazardous waste storage regulations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. After presiding over a five-day hearing, Administrative Law Judge Susan Biro issued a 125-page opinion on June 5, ...

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  • Hazardous waste was used in specatator area

    Contaminated soil was taken from a former gas works in Attleborough in November 2006 to the racing circuit at Snetterton to form part of a bund to protect spectators, but the soil contained potentially harmful chemicals Swaffham Magistrates’ Court heard today (9/9). The waste should have been taken to a licensed waste site said Mrs Anne-Lise McDonald of the Environment Agency. Two companies were ...

  • China: solid and hazardous waste management

    Solid waste management, including hazardous waste and electronics waste treatment, has become a key environmental priority in China. The lack of adequate waste treatment facilities and decades of poor management practices, particularly with respect to hazardous wastes, have combined to create a serious threat not only to the environment but also to public health. China’s solid waste can be ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Pharmaceutical chemical manufacturer in Coventry, RI faces fines for violating hazardous waste laws

    In a complaint stemming from a September 2009 inspection, EPA alleges that Rhodes Technologies violated the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and its implementing regulations by failing to obtain required tank integrity assessments or provide secondary containment for seven of its hazardous waste tanks; failing to label pipes and other equipment associated with the tanks as ...

  • Chemical supplier W.R. Grace to pay toward clean-up of hazardous waste sites

    W.R. Grace has agreed to a $34 million bankruptcy settlement for cleanup costs at 32 Superfund sites across the country, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice announced today. This action settles a bankruptcy claim brought by the federal government to recover money for site cleanup. 'Bankruptcy is not a safe haven to avoid environmental responsibilities,' said ...

  • EU exporting more waste, including hazardous waste

    Waste is increasingly moving across EU borders, for recovery or disposal. This is true for waste shipments between EU countries, and also transfers of waste outside the EU, according to a new assessment from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Increasingly stringent and harmonised waste policies in the EU have led countries to transport more waste material elsewhere, for example if ...

  • Phase out of hazardous chemicals in the Mediterranean by 2019

    Mediterranean countries adopted new concrete measures and mandatory timelines to limit the impact of dangerous chemicals and pesticides originating from industrial and agricultural activities on the marine environment in the region. Mandatory measures to phase out hazardous chemicals entered into force, Wednesday, under the Barcelona Convention and the Mediterranean Action Plan. Targeted ...

  • Maine company fined for hazardous waste violations

    Oxford Aviation, Inc., of Oxford Maine , a company that refurbishes and refinishes airplanes, has resolved a case involving EPA allegations that the company violated hazardous waste requirements. Following a Sept. 2009 EPA inspection of the Oxford facility, EPA alleged that Oxford violated the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act by failing to adequately determine the contents of ...

  • Using lasers to detect explosives and hazardous waste

    A soldier in a humvee aims a portable device at an abandoned car 50 meters away (more than 150 feet). Pressing a button, a laser in the device fires. She reads a screen, and beckons her patrol to move away quickly. In a lab, a technician is inserting a fragment of a toy into a sample case, inserting it into a machine, and pressing a button. He inserts one fragment after another—each test takes ...

  • Kahoka, Mo., landowners and two businesses ordered to halt hazardous waste pollution at chemical processing site

    EPA Region 7 has ordered the owners of a Clark County, Mo., property, along with an Illinois minerals brokerage firm, and a Missouri company that processes materials at the location, to immediately halt the handling and processing of hazardous materials that have contaminated the property and an adjacent stream. TNT General Contracting, Inc., of Kahoka, Mo.; Webb Minerals, LLC, of Quincy, Ill.; ...

  • Treating old railway sleepers as hazardous waste

    Wooden railway sleepers, or crossties, soaked in creosote are used in railway tracks across Europe. However, wooden sleepers are gradually being removed and disposed of, to be replaced with concrete ones. New research suggests that many of the wooden sleepers exceed the critical creosote limit set by the European Union and when they are disposed of they should be treated as hazardous waste. ...

  • Harden Industrial Hazardous Waste Processing Technology

    Generally solid waste includes municipal waste, industrial solid waste and hazardous waste, and the industrial hazardous wastes in this article refers to hazardous products which are produced or discharged during the production or processing of industrial plant and mining enterprises. It is classified as "National Hazardous Waste List" or recognized as hazardous solid waste. The most common ...

  • Evidence of hazardous chemicals and materials found in games consoles

    The Greenpeace scientific report “Playing Dirty”, released this week, reveals that the world’s most popular game consoles, Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3 Elite (PS3) and Microsoft Xbox 360, tested positive for hazardous chemicals and materials such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC), phthalates, beryllium and bromine indicative of brominated flame retardants (BFRs). With some differences in the amount ...


    By Greenpeace International

  • Maryland`s Spectron Superfund to Be Cleansed of Hazardous Chemicals

    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, announced Thursday it has reached a $21.8 million settlement with 95 parties to clean up the Spectron Inc. Superfund Site in Elkton, Maryland. Under this consent decree, reached in pre-litigation negotiations, the settling defendants have agreed to perform and fund an estimated $19.5 million cleanup at the site. ...

  • Faster screening of plastic waste for harmful chemicals

    A more efficient method for sorting plastic electronics waste containing harmful chemicals is proposed by a new study. The method combines two analytical techniques that together can quickly and accurately detect levels of flame retardants in plastics used by the electronics industry. The European Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive (2011/65/EU)1, adopted in 2003 and revised in ...

  • EPA Settles With Anchorage Companies for Hazardous Waste Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled with UIC Roofing and UIC Construction in Anchorage, Alaska for alleged mishandling of hazardous waste in violation of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). “Improperly managing hazardous waste puts people and our environment at risk from exposure to harmful substances,” said Ed Kowalski, Director of EPA’s ...

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