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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 ...

  • ‘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

  • EPA removes Saccharin from hazardous substances listing

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has removed saccharin, a common artificial sweetener, and its salts from the agency’s list of hazardous substances. Saccharin is no longer considered a potential hazard to human health. Saccharin is a white crystalline powder that is found in diet soft drinks, chewing gum and juice. Saccharin was labeled a potentially cancer-causing substance ...

  • 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

  • EPA to remove hazardous wastes at Elizabeth mining and development property in Montrose County (Colo.) (CO)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will conduct an emergency removal of hazardous substances this week at the 35-acre Elizabeth Mining and Development, Inc.(EMDI) site located at 11948 6300 Road, four miles northwest of Montrose, in Montrose County. EPA estimates that the cleanup will be complete by the end of the week. “EPA will remove a large volume of abandoned hazardous ...

  • Change in hazardous waste regulations will help small businesses

    Site operators producing less than 500 kilograms of hazardous waste a year will no longer have to notify the Environment Agency that their site is producing hazardous waste, from April 6, because of an amendment to the 2005 Hazardous Waste Regulations. Under the current system, only site operators producing less than 200 kilograms of hazardous waste a year at a site are exempt from notification. ...

  • EPA Announces Successful Removal of Hazardous Waste from Radiation Technology Superfund Site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Congressmember Rodney P. Frelinghuysen today announced the successful removal of 75 drums and containers of hazardous waste from the Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund site in Rockaway Township, NJ. The officials were in Morris, Essex and Sussex Counties to review and assess progress on Superfund cleanups at five ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 Continuing Cleanup Progress at Hazardous Waste Sites

    (Washington, D.C.) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continued to make significant progress in cleaning up America's most contaminated hazardous waste sites over the past year. Superfund, the federal government program that cleans up these sites, completed work at 40 sites during fiscal year 2006 for a cumulative total of 1,006 sites with construction work completed. 'EPA continues to ...

  • Sewer use discharge permit renewal application, hazardous waste

    Completing your Sewer Use Discharge Permit Renewal Application provides an opportunity to check your compliance with DEP and MWRA hazardous waste regulations. The MWRA requires you list and estimate the liquids or sludge amounts removed from your facility each year. This information is easily gathered from a call to your local waste removal vendor(s) or by reviewing your hazardous waste ...


    By Practical Applications, Inc.

  • EPA adds ten hazardous waste sites to superfund’s national priorities list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is adding 10 new hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites.  The NPL is a listing of priority sites that EPA investigates to determine if actions are needed to clean up the waste. Superfund is the federal program that cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or ...

  • U.S. EPA Fines U.S. Pipe Company for Hazardous Waste Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined the Union City, Calif.-based United States Pipe and Foundry Company (U.S. Pipe) $158,000 for improperly managing “baghouse dust,” a hazardous waste containing cadmium and lead generated from iron pipe fabrication, under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA discovered in an August 2011 inspection that U.S. ...

  • EPA adds nine hazardous waste sites to superfund’s national priorities list

    The US Environmental Protection Agency is adding nine new hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites.  Also, EPA is proposing to add 13 other sites to the list.  Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the ...

  • EPA announces next steps on two hazardous waste rules

    EPA is announcing next steps on two hazardous waste rules to respond to concerns raised by stakeholders: the Definition of Solid Waste rule and the Emission Comparable Fuels rule. EPA is planning to hold a public meeting to discuss possible revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule in response to an administrative petition asking the agency to reconsider and repeal the rule.  ...

  • U.S. Navy Settles hazardous waste violations at facility in Virginia Beach, Va.

    The U.S. Navy has agreed to pay a $32,800 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations and underground storage tank (UST) regulations at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story facility in Virginia Beach, Va. , the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. EPA cited the U.S. Navy for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), ...

  • Progress continues in cleaning up hazardous waste sites in the US

    EPA continues to make significant progress in cleaning up America’s most contaminated hazardous waste sites and making them ready for productive use. EPA’s annual summary of the Superfund program’s accomplishments shows that construction was completed at 30 sites in 2008, for a cumulative total of 1,060 sites or approximately 67 percent of the sites on the National Priorities List. Superfund is ...

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