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  • Landfill waste found in containers returned from Brazil

    Unsuitable waste mixed with plastic has been found in some of the waste containers that were recently repatriated from Brazil. After forensic examination, environmental crime investigators from the Environment Agency have so far found nappies, wellington boots, torn and dirty textiles, cat food pouches and rotting cardboard in the containers. This has all been collected as evidence in the case. ...

  • EPA contains landfill fire on Pine Ridge reservation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has contained and smothered a landfill fire on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwest South Dakota. The landfill is located 13 miles south of Red Shirt along BIA Highway 41. When EPA responders arrived on site on June 12, the fire had burned approximately 80%, or five acres, of the landfill. EPA observed evidence of household hazardous waste, including ...

  • Ethiopia’s landfill of opportunities

    Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, is growing so fast that the Repi landfill site, which 40 years ago was in the outskirts of the city, is now at its centre. The 40 hectares of solid waste it contains are not only contaminating the ground, but methane emissions are also escaping into the air. Hundreds of poor people have been making a living from the site for decades, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Streamlining Landfill Environmental Monitoring

    The Eurofins Field Services Groundwater team conducts compliance monitoring on behalf of various Victorian Landfill operators. New analytical results from the Eurofins lab and secondary labs were combined into spreadsheets containing ongoing and historical data on behalf of the landfill operators. This was a time consuming, labour intensive process. Uncontrolled, 'hand-me-down' spreadsheets can ...

  • The importance of landfill bans

    Green Alliance, an influential environmental think tank working to ensure UK politicians deliver solutions to global environmental issues have recently published a document on why we need landfill bans. Whilst they are not a formal alliance they work closely with partners in the third sector, business and other spaces, therefore their ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Zimbabwe considers landfill biogas

    Zimbabwe’s capital city, Harare, shows determination in reducing its share of GHG emissions damaging the environment by planning a waste-to-energy plant. In southern Africa, the Zimbabwean capital has announced that it’s seeking an investor for the establishment of a waste energy plant at Pomona landfill as the city looks to generate energy ...

  • Nevada landfill operator agrees to US$36m plan to close landfill site

    Republic Services of Southern Nevada, the current operator of the Sunrise Mountain Landfill located in Clark County, Nev., has agreed to construct and operate a comprehensive remedy for the site and to pay a US$1 million civil fine in order to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and US Environmental Protection Agency announced last week. The consent decree, ...

  • Aerial Survey Shows Radiological Wastes Contained in Secure Areas of West Lake Landfill; No Public Health Risks Posed

    A March 2013 aerial survey of the West Lake Landfill at Bridgeton, Mo., has determined that radiologically-contaminated wastes buried there in the 1970s remain contained within secure, fenced areas of the Superfund site, and do not pose public health risks, according to a report issued today by EPA Region 7. Region 7 requested the survey, which was conducted March 8 by EPA’s Airborne ...

  • Asbestos Landfill a Concern for Area Residents

    LA Testing provides environmental and air testing services to ensure asbestos found in California does not cause health concerns for area residents. Garden Grove, CA, January 31st, 2011 A recent article highlighted the fact that once asbestos has been removed from a building the health concerns caused by the asbestos do not just go away.  A California family in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Gadgets dumped in landfills unleash toxins

    Old computers, cell phones and TVs shoved aside by more glamorous gadgets that are incessantly updated -- iPhones, game systems and flat-screens -- have unleashed a growing tide of unwanted electronics. But these e-waste castoffs contain toxins, among them lead, mercury and arsenic. They can poison groundwater or pollute the air when products are ...


  • Meadowlands Landfill Solar Farm Dedicated

    Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) today joined the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) and SunDurance Energy to dedicate the Kearny Landfill Solar Farm, the first solar project on a state-owned landfill. The 3-megawatt (MW) installation is part of PSE&G's Solar 4 All™ program and was built on a 13-acre capped section of the closed NJMC 1A Landfill.  The project is a ...

  • 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.

  • California Diverts Fluorescents From Landfills

    The California Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to keep millions of compact fluorescent bulbs out of landfills because they contain small amounts of mercury. The state agency is working in collaboration with the U.S. EPA under the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities program, NPEP. Cal/EPA, the first state agency to join the partnership program, would like to help ...

  • Hospital Leaders Partner with Stericycle to Reach 25-Year Milestone of Keeping 100 Million Disposable Sharps Containers Out of U.S. Landfills

      Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRCL) announced today it is reaching a milestone with its Sharps Management Service (SMS).  Nationally, hospitals have partnered with Stericycle by using the SMS to safely and sustainably dispose of sharps(1) containers.  Thanks to this collaborative ...


    By Stericycle, Inc.

  • Landfill cover soil methane oxidation underestimated

    Landfilled waste decomposes in the absence of oxygen and results in the production of methane. Landfills are classified as the second-largest human-made source of CH4 in the U.S. Additionally, landfill gas contains numerous non-methane hydrocarbons that are either volatilized directly from waste materials or produced through biochemical reactions during waste degradation. Microbial methane ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • 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

  • Landfill operator gets fined by the EA for polluting waterway

    A Wiltshire-based waste management company Hills Waste Solutions has been found guilty of polluting a local river, potentially endangering fish and invertebrates. Hills Waste Solutions, which operates the Chapel Farm landfill site, at Blunsdon, Swindon, was fined £20,000 and ordered to pay £16,300 costs at Swindon Magistrates court, in a case brought by the Environment Agency. The court heard ...

  • Glug and Toss Water Bottles Clog Landfills

    WASHINGTON, DC - Bottled water is not only costly at the cash register, it is environmentally costly, according to a new report from the Worldwatch Institute. Millions of tons of oil-derived plastics, mostly polyethylene terephthalate, PET, are used to make the water bottles, most of which are not recycled. Each year, about two million tons of PET bottles end up in landfills in the United ...

  • Advantage West Midlands launches landfill diversion strategy

    A new approach to landfill diversion has been officially launched at the House of Commons. The Landfill Diversion Strategy, formulated by Advantage West Midlands as part of its low carbon regional economic strategy, contains a location analysis tool designed to identify sites with potential to host waste technologies as an alternative to landfill. The tool, believed to be the first of ...

  • GM’s Lockport Plant Achieves Landfill-Free Status

    SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION:LOCKPORT, N.Y., Novmeber 29, 2012 /3BL Media/ - General Motors’ Components Holdings Lockport plant is the automaker’s 103rdfacility to achieve landfill-free status, reusing, recycling or converting to energy all waste from its daily ...


    By 3BL Media

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