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  • EPA reaches agreement with Honolulu to continue cleanup at Waipahu Ash Landfill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the City and County of Honolulu recently signed an agreement to begin work on the second phase of cleanup at the Waipahu Ash Landfill site on Oahu. “Honolulu’s latest agreement will allow the ongoing cleanup at the old ash landfill to proceed to the next stage,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific ...

  • Pennsylvania Groundwater Contaminated By Coal Ash

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, September 18, 2007 (ENS) - Disposing of coal ash in mines is contaminating water supplies throughout Pennsylvania, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Clean Air Task Force and the nonprofit, public interest law firm Earthjustice. In 10 of 15 mines examined across the state, groundwater and streams near areas where coal ash, or coal ...

  • Government decides not to increase incinerator bottom ash tax

    The Treasury is dropping its proposals to increase the rate of landfill tax paid on incinerator bottom ash. Last year (April 2009), the Treasury launched a consultation entitled Modernising Landfill Tax Legislation and proposed to tax incinerator bottom ash at the higher rate for active waste, which is currently £48 per tonne, as opposed to the lower rate for inactive waste which is currently ...

  • Ash Improvement Technology and Sika Sign Strategic Alliance

    Ash Improvement Technology Inc (AIT) and Sika AG of Switzerland announced today that they entered a Strategic Alliance to develop products to help reduce the CO2 emissions related to the production of cement. As part of the agreement, Sika has also made an investment to take an equity stake in AIT. With a world production of about 3.3 billion tons, cement is primarily used as an ingredient in ...


  • Treasury proposes changes to landfill tax system

    The Treasury has launched a consultation on modernising the landfill tax system which includes plans to change the definitions of taxable disposal of waste at a landfill site and inert wastes. The document titled Modernising landfill tax legislation  cites last year’s Waste Recycling Group vs. HM Revenue & Customs case as a key driver for this change. The case debated what constituted a ...

  • Less Than 1% of Sweden’s Waste goes to Landfill

    It is hard to believe that as a civilised society, we continue to dump waste in landfill and there are several environmental problems associated with this activity. Greenhouse gases such as methane seep out of them and toxic chemicals like those from household cleaning products can pollute both the soil and groundwater. In addition they are smelly, noisy, can harm some wildlife species, plus they ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Mining metals from heat-treated landfill proven to be economically viable

    Mining metals from landfill sites can be economically viable, a recent project in the US has demonstrated. Approximately 34 352 tonnes of metals, conservatively valued at US$7.42 million (€6.67 million) were recovered from the 8 hectare ashfill site, according to researchers who analysed the project. Across the world, mountains of municipal solid waste (MSW) are produced — and ...

  • Covanta Energy and TARTECH eco industries AG Launch Joint Venture to Recover and Recycle Metals From Ash Monofills

    Covanta Energy Corporation (NYSE: CVA) ("Covanta"), a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, today announced a new joint venture, Covanta TARTECH, LLC with Germany-based TARTECH eco industries AG ("TARTECH") for the recovery and recycling of metals from Energy-from-Waste ash monofills in North America. Covanta TARTECH will utilize a proprietary and highly specialized ...


  • Report: 20 Additional Toxic Coal Ash Contamination Sites Found in 10 States

    As Congress Considers "Deregulating" Toxic Coal Ash, Citizens Plea for Federal Enforcement of Standards to Protect Their Drinking Water; EIP Report Details How Arsenic & Other Dangerous Pollutants Contaminated Groundwater and Soil at Newly Identified Sites in FL, GA, IL, IN,  IA, KY, NV, SC, TN and TX. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2011 ...

  • Uniontown community listening session hosted by EPA to address Arrowhead Landfill

    On Wednesday, June 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a public listening session in Uniontown, Ala. for community members to discuss opinions and issues concerning the Arrowhead Landfill. The session will be held at Uniontown Elementary School at 425 West Ave., Uniontown, Ala. 36786 (near Old Thomaston Road) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Participants will have an ...

  • Waste management and landfills in Austria - interview with Dr. David Laner

    David Laner has been working as a research associate at the Department for Waste and Resources Management at the Vienna University of Technology dealing with landfill aftercare and criteria to assess the long-term environmental risk associated with landfills. His main areas of research as a senior fellow are the environmental risk assessment of landfills and ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Casella Waste Systems, Inc. Receives Permit to Accept MSW at the Company-Operated Juniper Ridge Landfill in Maine

    Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CWST), a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company, said today that it has received a permit from the State of Maine to accept in-state municipal solid waste (MSW) directly at the state-owned, company-operated Juniper Ridge Landfill in Old Town, Maine. The company said the Maine Department of Environmental Protection issued a ...


    By Casella Waste Systems, Inc

  • EPA Finalizes Remediation Plan for Scovill Industrial Landfill Superfund Site in Waterbury, Conn.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the selection of a cleanup plan for the Scovill Industrial Landfill Superfund Site (Site) in Waterbury Connecticut. The final plan will require some limited targeted removal of contaminated soils, a Pre-Design Investigation to better understand and address contaminated soils on certain parcels, a protective cap at the Calabrese Parcel, ...

  • Tetra Tech Awarded $14 Million Orlando Utilities Commission Landfill Design/Build Program

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded a $14 million design/build contract to help the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) expand its Stanton Energy Center coal combustion product landfill in Orlando, Florida. Tetra Tech will provide all project management, field exploration, design, permitting, construction, and construction quality assurance services as part of ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • EPA Announces Public Comment Period for TVA Phase 3 Clean-up Plan

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the public comment period today for the Phase 3 removal action at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Kingston Fly Ash Release Site. The River System Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis, or EE/CA, is the next step in the ongoing TVA Kingston Ash Recovery Project. A public meeting to discuss the various alternatives will take place August 21 ...

  • Comments invited on paper sludge recycling proposals

    Plan will divert paper sludge ash from landfill and ease regulatory burden on business Plan will divert paper sludge ash from landfill and ease regulatory burden on business Proposals aimed at making it easier to recycle paper sludge ash (PSA) and divert a minimum 300,000 tonnes per year from landfill were today (19 December 2008) announced by the Waste Protocols Project - a joint Environment ...

  • New incineration-waste clean-up method brings resource and carbon benefits

    Ash from waste incineration can be made safer simply by mixing it with rice husks, water and other forms of waste ash at temperatures under 100 °C, according to new research. Once dried, the end product not only locks away toxic metals lead and zinc, but also stores carbon. Furthermore, it can be used in the polymer industry to lower costs, improve polymer properties and reduce the use of ...

  • Recovering and recycling phosphorus from incinerated waste

    Phosphorus can be extracted in viable quantities from fly ash, a by-product created when municipal solid waste is burnt in incinerators, according to research conducted in Sweden. Sufficient phosphorus could be recovered from the country’s incinerators to meet 30% of the Swedish annual demand for mineral fertilisers, say the researchers. A substantial amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) ...

  • The Greening of Civil Infrastructure

    Across many industries, manufacturers turn out the countless products we rely on in our daily lives. These processes also create something else: waste — lots of it. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, industrial facilities in the United States generate 7.6 billion tons of nonhazardous waste annually.1 To help keep this waste from ending up in landfills, many leading ...


    By ASTM International

  • Geosynthetics for CCR Containment and Closure

    New federal regulations on the disposal of coal combustion residuals represent new approaches in response to events where coal ash has been inadvertently released from impoundments, the blowing of contaminants into the air and the leakage of potential contaminants into groundwater. “The rule establishes technical requirements for landfills and surface impoundments under Subtitle D of the ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

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