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  • DOE Issues RFP for Waste Treatment Services

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Low-Level Waste (LLW) and Mixed-Low Level Waste (MLLW) treatment services that may result in the issuance of one or more Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs). The RFP is for the treatment of LLW and MLLW including liquid and solid Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulated waste, such as polychlorinated biphenyls ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Household waste bonfires are significant source of toxic dioxins

    Open bonfires and home boilers burning waste are a significant source of dioxins, a report commissioned by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs reveals. Dioxins are toxic, persistent in the environment and tend to accumulate. According to the report, there is “considerable” international concern over the potential effects of dioxins released into the environment and their impact ...

  • DOE Issues Draft RFP for Waste Treatment Services

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for Low-Level Waste (LLW) and Mixed-Low Level Waste (MLLW) treatment services that may result in the issuance of one or more Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs). The RFP is for the treatment of LLW and MLLW including liquid and solid Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulated waste, such as polychlorinated ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Meriden Conn. Company Pays Fine for Hazardous Waste Violations

    The owner of Meriden Enterprise Center has agreed to pay a penalty of $52,500 to settle EPA claims that it violated federal regulations covering the disposal requirements for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). 290 Pratt Street, LLC owns the Meriden Enterprise Center facility in Meriden, Conn. EPA alleges that in June 2010, PCBs were discovered to have leaked from transformers and to have ...

  • EPA adds Illinois hazardous waste site to Superfund National Priorities List

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today added the site of the former Estech General Chemical Co. to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. The 54-acre site includes adjacent properties in Calumet City and Burnham, Illinois. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country. The Estech ...

  • Extended Producer Responsibility and the e-waste problem

    The practice of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is picking up steam, most notably in the information technology industry. A growing number of companies are taking on greater levels of responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products - from point of manufacturing through to end of the life recycling. E-waste recycling is taking off, but obstacles remain to its widespread ...

  • Food for Thought on Waste over Festive Season

    Christmas for many around the world is a time of plenty: stomachs full to bursting and gifts spilling out from beneath the tree as we indulge those we love. But in the days that follow, who hasn't felt a slight twinge of guilt at the food we scrape into the bin or the old gadgets that are now going to gather dust in the cupboard or end up on the scrapheap? Don't worry, though, for there are ...

  • 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 ...

  • State to investigate radioactive waste site fire in Nevada

    Nevada state officials said Tuesday they don't know what sparked an apparent explosion and fire at a closed commercial radioactive waste dump in a predominantly rural county, but they vowed that the state will handle the investigation and cleanup. "We have the jurisdiction. We have the assets, and that's the course of action," James Wright, state Department of Public Safety chief, said after ...


    By Associated Press

  • Giant Waste Dump Poisoning Nairobi Children, Environment

    NAIROBI, Kenya, October 9, 2007 (ENS) - One of Africa's largest waste dumps, the Dandora Municipal Dumping Site in Nairobi, is a threat to the health of children living nearby and the city's environment, a new study shows. Tests found high levels of lead and other heavy metals in the blood of area children, who also suffer from respiratory diseases, including chronic bronchitis and ...

  • EPA adds three hazardous waste sites to superfund’s national priorities list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is adding three new hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country. To date, there have been 1,610 sites listed on the NPL. Of ...

  • Idaho hazardous waste disposal site failed to disclose chemical releases

    “Companies that handle toxic chemicals have a responsibility to be transparent about what they use and release into the environment,” said Kelly Huynh, manager of the Inspection and Enforcement Management Unit at EPA in Seattle. “Accurate, timely numbers from companies are critical for communities to have up-to-date information on chemical releases in their states.” US ...

  • Extended producer responsibility and the e-waste problem

    The practice of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is picking up steam, most notably in the information technology industry. A growing number of companies are taking on greater levels of responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products - from point of manufacturing through to end of the life recycling. E-waste recycling is taking off, but obstacles remain to its widespread ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Jersey Agency Fails to Warn Families About Toxic Waste

    TRENTON, New Jersey, July 9, 2007 (ENS) - Hackettstown children played baseball and rode bicycles for years on mounds of toxic waste, but state officials who knew of the danger did nothing to warn or protect them, according to records released Friday by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER, a national association of workers in natural resources agencies. For more than four ...

  • EPA adds ten hazardous waste sites to superfund’s national priorities list

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is adding 10 new hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites.  The NPL is a listing of priority sites that EPA investigates to determine if actions are needed to clean up the waste. Superfund is the federal program that cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or ...

  • Hydrodec Receives US Approval for Treatment of PCB-Contaminated Waste Oil

    Hydrodec Group plc, the cleantech industrial oil re-refining group, is pleased to announce that the US Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has issued Hydrodec with a final permit for the storage and treatment of polychlorinated biphenyl (“PCB”) contaminated used transformer oil in the US. The approval marks a significant new phase in ...


    By Hydrodec Group PLC

  • JSC Contractor Partnership Hosts E-Waste Recycle Event

    On May 7, the Johnson Space Center Contractors (JSC) Environmental Partnership will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held in the Space Center Houston parking lot. This event is open and free to the public and allows anyone in the community to dispose of all electronics in an environmentally ...

  • EPA adds nine hazardous waste sites to superfund’s national priorities list

    The US Environmental Protection Agency is adding nine new hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites.  Also, EPA is proposing to add 13 other sites to the list.  Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the ...

  • JSC Contractor Partnership Hosts Shredding And E-Waste Event

    On Nov. 5, the Johnson Space Center Contractors Environmental Partnership will host an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling and document shredding event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Space Center Houston parking lot. This event is open and free to ...

  • Nuclear waste from New Mexico lab may go to Texas

    With the government's only permanent nuclear waste dump shuttered indefinitely by back-to-back accidents, officials are making plans to ship radioactive waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory to rural West Texas. The Department of Energy and the operator of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad in southeastern New Mexico say they have signed an agreement with Waste Control Specialists ...


    By Associated Press

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