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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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.

  • 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 Tax increases by £8 per tonne in April

    The release of the landfill tax data for the final quarter of 2012 is a timely reminder that from 1 April, the standard rate of landfill tax rises by £8 to £72/tonne. For an 1100 litre waste container of average 60kgs weight, equates to a rise of 48p to a total of £4.32 just for the tax where the waste goes to landfill. At the moment, there is one further increase left (taking ...

  • Pod recycling system reduces Horsham landfill by 35%

    An initiative that combines new recycling technology and a commingled collection system has reduced the amount of waste Horsham council sends to landfill by 35%. Over the last year the ‘Acorn+’ scheme, has introduced a single bin for dry recyclables, one for garden waste and a third for non recyclables to 40,000 homes in the Horsham area. The new collection routine was ...

  • GM Renaissance Center Sends No Waste to Landfill

    The General Motors Renaissance Center – the six-tower office complex that dominates the city’s skyline and has its own ZIP code – now recycles, reuses or converts all its daily waste to energy, diverting 5 million pounds of trash annually from landfill. That is the equivalent of 200,000 full garbage bags. The drive to make the Renaissance Center, home of GM’s Global ...


    By General Motors Corp

  • Cleanup complete at Sayreville Landfill superfund site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed the cleanup of the Sayreville Landfill Superfund site in Sayreville, New Jersey and removed it from the Superfund list of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. The soil and ground water at the closed 30-acre landfill were contaminated with volatile organic compounds, cadmium, lead, benzene, arsenic and polycyclic aromatic ...

  • Missouri, St. Louis-Area Landfill Reach Agreement

    Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster's office and the owners of the Bridgeton Landfill reached an agreement Thursday on measures aimed at better controlling underground smoldering and reducing a strong odor that for months has troubled residents in a densely populated area of suburban St. Louis. The agreement with owner Republic Services ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

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