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  • 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.

  • TRC Exit Strategy(R) Program Expands Cleanup and Closure of Midwestern Landfills

    TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) today announced that it has executed a second Exit Strategy® based, risk-sharing transaction with a Midwestern municipal corporation representing a number of cities for the cleanup of multiple solid waste landfills. The contract value is estimated at $10.8 million. TRC began working with the client in 2010 to manage their environmental risk and properly cleanup ...


    By Marketwire

  • Closure Turf™ Provides Landfills with a More Efficient and Cost Effective Gas Collection and Control System

    With the increased demand for better odor control as well as the need to capture the highest quality gas for green energy, landfill operators find themselves devoting more time and money to their sites’ Gas Collection and Control Systems (GCCS). Increasingly, national and regional operators are turning to a new product, Closure Turf™, for a ...


    By PRWeb

  • DOE, Washington Closure complete recycling project at Hanford

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently teamed with contractor Washington Closure Hanford to complete a major recycling effort during cleanup of the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington State. The work involved removing an electrical substation in the 300 Area, a former industrial complex about a mile north of the city of Richland that was the center of Hanford’s radiological ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Record of Decision Issued for the Hanford Tank Closure and Waste Management EIS

    The U.S. Department of Energy has issued the first in a series of Records of Decision (RODs) pursuant to the Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington (TC&WM EIS, DOE/EIS-0391, December 2012). Decisions announced in this ROD pertain to each of the three main areas analyzed in the EIS, i.e. tank closure, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Sita UK apply for landfill extension

    Sita UK has put forward an application to extend landfilling at its Hill of Tramaud site in Aberdeen for a further 18 months because of expected waste shortfalls. Currently due to close at the end of the year, Sita predicts there will be a 120,000 tonnes shortage in the amount of waste. If the site closes without reaching its full capacity it could cause problems on long-term ...

  • Viridor to close Beddingham landfill site

    Viridor has announced the closure of its Beddingham landfill site after reaching its full capacity. The site near Lewes is to close on 16 May but will continue to generate renewable energy from the methane emissions. The site took in 250,000 tonnes of rubbish each year and currently generates around 4.9MW of electricity, which is enough to power most of the houses in Lewes. A Viridor spokesperson ...

  • Bordo Poniente Landfill Closing Helps

    A project to close one of the world's largest landfills, the 927-acre Bordo Poniente Landfill in Mexico City will stem the city's largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while creating renewable energy and local jobs. Developed in close collaboration with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) Cities program and its partner the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), ...


    By C40 Cities

  • More Space, Not Just a Landfill Dream

    The state of garbage abroad is a growing concern for municipal and private landfills, as space continues to be a premium and site closures continue to rise. With increasing government regulations, mammoth construction and operating expenses, the "not in my back yard" public attitude and rising land prices, business has dramatically ...


    By Diamond Z

  • Santa Isabel Agrees to Close Its Municipal Landfill

    (San Juan, P.R.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that the Municipality of Santa Isabel has signed an order with EPA requiring the town and the landfill operators to stop receiving solid waste at the municipal landfill. The order also requires the owners and operators to have appropriate closure measures completed by the summer of 2010 and to conduct post-closure ...

  • Atlanta-based ClosureTurf™ Helps Landfills Go Green

    The solid waste industry has “gone green.” Facing increased regulations, tighter budgets and community pressure, landfills are looking to reduce their environmental impact. One opportunity is through the use of ClosureTurf™, a ground-breaking closure system that has helped many landfills increase long term performance while simultaneously ...


    By PRWeb

  • Commission takes Bulgaria to Court over illegal landfills

    The European Commission is concerned that Bulgaria is failing to protect its citizens from the effects of bad waste management. Despite earlier warnings from the Commission, numerous Bulgarian landfills are still operating in breach of EU waste and landfill legislation, representing a serious risk for human health and the environment. In an effort to urge Bulgaria to speed up its actions in this ...

  • Commission refers Spain to Court over illegal landfills

    The European Commission is taking Spain to the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) over poor waste management in the regions of Andalusia, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Castile-La Mancha, Castile and León and Murcia. Despite earlier warnings from the Commission, Spain has failed to take measures to close, seal and ecologically restore 61 illegal landfills, as laid down by EU waste ...

  • Municipality of Isabela Agrees to Environmental Improvements at Landfill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Municipality of Isabela, Puerto Rico, have reached a legal agreement that will result in upgrades at the Isabela Municipal Solid Waste Landfill, and a plan to permanently close the landfill by June 2020. Isabela will also implement a recycling and composting program. “This legal agreement will improve the operation and ensure the proper ...

  • Landfill could be one of last to tap methane for power

    When most Californians think about the source of renewable energy flowing into their homes, they picture wind turbines and solar panels - not garbage. The little-known source of electricity has fed California's power grid for decades, but a groundbreaking Thursday for yet another trash-driven power project at a massive Orange County landfill could be one of the last on the books. With the ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA announces Pacific environmental enforcement accomplishments for 2006; Closure of CNMI’s Puerto Rico Dump, hazardous waste related cases highlight year

    11/14/06 -- HONOLULU ) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement actions in Guam, American Samoa and CNMI for 2006 brought environmental and public benefits for the state’s residents as polluters committed to more than $14.4 million to correct environmental violations and prevent future pollution. This year continues the successful efforts in terms of polluters making ...

  • Cebu City’s Inayawan Landfill To Be Cleared of Garbage in Five Years

    “The closure of the Inayawan landfill in Cebu City is the first order of business of Greenergy Solutions Consortium in the implementation of the 25-integrated Cebu City Waste Management Plan. This closure will be done without cost to the Cebu City government.” “We are doing it for free; we are not asking anything from the City. ...


    By Greenergy Solutions Inc.

  • Guam’s Ordot Dump closed, new landfill at Layon to open September 1

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice announced today that the Ordot Dump will stop accepting waste and work will begin to permanently close the dump. It is expected to take at least two years to finish the work to permanently close the Ordot Dump, which includes installing a cap and constructing stormwater, leachate and landfill gas controls. ...

  • Commission takes Greece back to Court over illegal landfills and asks for fines

    The European Commission is taking Greece back to the European Court of Justice for failing to implement an earlier ruling on illegal landfills. In 2005, the Court ruled that Greece was not taking sufficient measures to close down and rehabilitate illegal landfills, of which there were several hundred operating across the country. Eight years later, in view of insufficient progress since the ...

  • Republic Services Caps Atlanta Landfill with Flexible Solar Cover

    Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today cemented its leadership in landfill energy production with the dedication of a solar energy cover on its closed Hickory Ridge landfill near Atlanta. The innovative flexible solar cover technology that increases renewable energy output ...


    By Republic Services, Inc.

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