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  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • U.S. EPA: further evaluation needed to determine safety of PCB disposal at Clinton Landfill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed its initial review of more than 450 public comments on a proposal to dispose of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at the Clinton Landfill in DeWitt County, Illinois. Based on this review, EPA has decided that further evaluation of site hydrogeology will be needed before making a final decision on Clinton Landfill, Inc.'s application to dispose ...

  • GM Landfill-Free Environmental Initiative Gains Steam

    General Motors' efforts to eliminate the shipment of plant waste to landfills is spreading to its non-manufacturing sites, 10 of which now reuse, recycle or convert to energy all waste from normal operations. "Our non-manufacturing facilities see the importance of being waste-reduction leaders, and they know their customers value it as well," said John Bradburn, manager of ...


  • Ameresco Exemplifies Commitment to Landfill Gas Utilization

    The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), has announced that Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, was awarded the SWANA Silver ...


    By Ameresco, Inc.

  • 11 More GM Facilities Become Landfill-Free

    Eleven more General Motors facilities have achieved landfill-free status. The running total is 122 manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations spanning Asia, Europe, and South and North America that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations. “Our landfill-free movement is part of our culture of continuous improvement embraced by teams globally,” ...


    By General Motors Corp

  • CAI Introduces New Landfill Gas Systems

    ORANGE, CA - The California Analytical Instruments Landfill Gas Analysis System provides a highly accurate Methane and Oxygen analyzer housed in a NEMA 4 or 4X enclosure.  The enclosure is climate controlled for outdoor mounting and provides maximum stability in virtually any environment. The enclosure includes fittings for calibration gases, sample gas, and exhaust as well as solenoid ...

  • Caterpillar facilities achieve Zero waste to landfill in 2010

    PEORIA, IL- In line with Caterpillar Inc.’s global commitment to sustainable development, two Caterpillar facilities achieved zero waste to landfill in 2010. The Caterpillar Remanufacturing & Components Division United Kingdom Hose Assembly (UKHA) plant in Leicester, England and the Caterpillar Logistics Services (Cat Logistics) Desford, England operations have reached 100-percent ...

  • 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

  • Safety of PCB handling confirmed

    Wenck Associates, USA, has completed an extensive polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) study at WM's Kettleman Hills Facility, which found that PCBs treated, stored and disposed at the facility do not have an adverse impact on human health or the environment. The study focused on measuring twelve PCB congeners identified by the World Health Organization as having dioxin-like properties. Soil, air and ...

  • U.S. EPA Fines Kettleman City Landfill for Improper Analysis of PCBs Waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined Chemical Waste Management, Inc. (CWM) $9,375 for a single instance in which it failed to analyze leachate for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) before disposal at its Kettleman Hills Facility located in Kings County, Calif. On May 9, 2012, CWM voluntarily disclosed to EPA that leachate, or liquid that drains from a landfill, was disposed in a ...

  • Landfill gas quality SMS alerts on Cory Environmental site

    Cory Environmental wanted ‘smart’ gas monitoring for times when the site is not manned to avoid weekend and overnight staffing or lone working. Cory now has a system to monitor landfill gas concentrations and pressure continuously and send SMS alert messages. Cory Environmental took over the Hafod Quarry and Landfill in Wrexham, a mature landfill site, in 2008 and carefully ...


    By Geotech

  • EPA recognizes broward county, Fl., for transforming former landfill into a park (FL)

    At a ceremony this morning, EPA honored Broward County, Fl., with the EPA Region 4 Excellence in Site Reuse award for redeveloping the former Davie Landfill Superfund site, once referred to by some as "Mount Trashmore," into the Vista View Park. This is only the second award of its type to be awarded by EPA for site reuse in Florida. Broward County saw the potential for the site of the former ...

  • Pennsylvania DEP Approves Waste Volume Increase for Cumberland County Landfill

    The Department of Environmental Protection today issued a permit to Community Refuse Services Inc. for an increase in average and maximum daily volume at its Cumberland County Landfill in Hopewell and North Newton townships. The company's application, submitted to DEP in March 2010, proposed a 1,000-ton increase in the average daily volume ...

  • UL Environment Begins Validating Companies` Claims of Landfill Waste Diversion

    UL Environment, a business unit of UL, announced today a series of new environmental claim validation service offerings designed to help companies communicate and promote their efforts to reduce landfill waste. UL Environment's Zero Waste to Landfill, Virtually Zero Waste to Landfill, and Landfill Waste ...


    By UL LLC

  • EnviroSolutions, Inc. Announces New Methane Gas Capture Program for Landfills

    Before landfill regulations were implemented, there was no way for various levels of government to monitor waste disposal. Individuals and companies were dumping waste in non-designated areas with total disregard for safety or the environment. To add to the problem, the locations that were selected for dumping waste were landfills far from the boundaries of their own communities in order to ...


    By EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI)

  • Drones Take Flight as Part of New Landfill Monitoring Efforts

    Officials in Boise, Idaho, are taking to the air to inspect their landfill. But it’s not with traditional aerial photography. Instead, Ada County has acquired FAA approval to utilize a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) or drone to collect high-resolution, 2-D images of its landfill on a more consistent basis. Previously, it used manned flights to get aerial photos once or twice a year. ...


    By Penton

  • Landfill Odors - a Nuisance or Possible Health Threat Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses landfill odors and if they are a nuisance or a possible health threat in some circumstances.   Landfill gases are formed when buried wastes decompose due ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Eaton Honors 39 Facilities for Achieving Zero Waste-to-Landfill

    Power management company Eaton in 2013 reduced its landfilled wastes by about 18 percent, or 4,900 metric tons, as part of a global zero waste-to-landfill program. During World Environment Month in June, Eaton is honoring 39 manufacturing facilities around the globe that have achieved this milestone. Since 2010, these facilities have eliminated a combined total of 2,750 metric tons of waste ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Landfill Gas Powers GM Plant for New Fuel-Sipping Cars

    When production of the fuel-efficient 2012 Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano begin this fall, 40 percent of the energy to power the General Motors Orion ...


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