hazardous waste News

  • Hazardous waste in British Columbia

    The Government of British Columbia is working with the province’s environment industry to promote increased awareness of an important element of proper environmental stewardship, namely, the proper treatment, transportation and processing of hazardous wastes.The BC Ministry of the Environment is working with the BC Environment Industry Association (BCEIA), a not-for-profit association dedicated ...

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  • 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 Foundation

  • ‘Edoc for hazardous waste’ being developed

    The UK’s four environmental agencies are working together to develop an electronic hazardous waste tracking system to replace the current paper-based consignment note system. A website for Hazdoc, similar to the electronic duty of care (Edoc) service, has been made but the service will not be operational until about 2019-20. This follows four events held in June and July across England, ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Hazardous waste was to be used on farm land

    Two companies have today been fined for waste offences involving mixing hazardous used drawing soap with compost to spread on fields. Land Network pleaded guilty to three offences at their site at Sturgate Airfield, Upton in Gainsborough between 3 June 2009 and 25 February 2010. The company admitted accepting hazardous drawing soap as well as welding rod waste, neither of which are biodegradable ...

  • 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 ...

  • Laboratory to improve hazardous waste monitoring

    In a bid to protect the coastal environment of West Africa from hazardous waste, a modern laboratory has been set in Abidjan, Côte d"Ivoire, to improve the port"s waste monitoring standards. The laboratory which was formally handed over to the Côte d"Ivoire"s ministry of environment, is equipped to test for hazardous waste from ships entering the West African port. The laboratory ...

  • EPA to act on hazardous waste rules

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  has announced the next steps with respect to two hazardous waste rules to respond to concerns raised by stakeholders. These are: the Definition of Solid Waste Rule (DSW) and the Emission Comparable Fuels Rule (ECF).  Both the DSW and ECF rules, which were both pushed through during the waning days of the Bush administration, have been criticized as ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • Defra presents new strategy for hazardous waste

    The Government has launched a new strategy for hazardous waste management in England in a bid to clarify how it plans to divert such waste from landfill and boost levels of reuse and recycling. The strategy has been produced to underpin the practical application of the revised European Union Waste ...

  • New Hazardous Waste Web Site launched

    In an effort to improve regulatory compliance and general awareness of the legal and technical conditions for the safe management of hazardous wastes, the BC Environment Industry Association, with support from Ministry of Environment, has launched a two-stage Compliance Improvement Project for key industry stakeholders. The first stage ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Continues Success at Hazardous Waste Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continued to achieve cleanup progress at the nation's most complex hazardous waste sites during the past year. Superfund, the federal government program that cleans up these sites, completed work at 24 sites during fiscal year 2007 for a cumulative 1,030 sites with construction work completed. Sixty-four sites were made ready for redevelopment by local ...

  • EPA strengthens transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening the regulations that govern the shipping of hazardous waste for recycling between the United States and other countries. The new measures are meant to increase the level of regulatory oversight, provide stricter controls, and greater transparency. The final rule announced today aligns EPA’s hazardous waste import/export/transit shipment ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA and DOE to Resolve Hanford Hazardous Waste Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE) have resolved alleged violations of hazardous waste requirements at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. By ensuring that hazardous waste management is conducted in accordance with all applicable requirements, EPA helps protect cleanup workers, first responders and the public from unnecessary exposure ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • Hazardous Waste Transporter Pleads Guilty in Asbestos Case

    The owner and operator of a Maryland hazardous waste transporter pleaded guilty to knowingly making false statements in connection with the improper disposal of waste materials that contained asbestos.  Terrance Yates, owner and operator of Hazport Solutions Inc. pleaded guilty on Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency determined ...

  • 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 ...

  • EPA and SEPTA settle hazardous waste violations

    The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) have settled alleged violations of hazardous waste and underground storage tank regulations at nine SEPTA facilities. In addition to a $169,527 civil penalty, SEPTA has agreed to spend $1.1 million on a project that will provide significant environmental and public health benefits. SEPTA will ...

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