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  • WESH 2 ? Kissimmee unveils new underground waste system

    This article first appeared on WESH 2. KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Kissimmee has unveiled its new underground waste system. The system is the first of its kind in the United States. The city hopes the system will get rid of odor, public trash containers and keep trash off the streets. ...

  • Click Orlando ? Trash containers going underground in Kissimmee

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Dumpster divers, beware. Trash is going underground in Kissimmee. Officials on Wednesday are unveiling the city’s first underground waste containers. The goal is to eliminate dumpster divers, both human and animal. There will eventually be 17 underground trash containers throughout Osceola County. The underground containers measure about ...

  • Click Orlando ? Trash containers going underground in Kissimmee

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Dumpster divers, beware. Trash is going underground in Kissimmee. Officials on Wednesday are unveiling the city’s first underground waste containers. The goal is to eliminate dumpster divers, both human and animal. There will eventually be 17 underground trash containers throughout Osceola County. The underground containers measure about ...

  • WFTV 9 ? Trash moves underground in Kissimmee

    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – People will no longer have to leave their trash at the curb to pick up in Kissimmee. The city launched its first underground waste containers Wednesday. The first one, for now, is located behind city hall. “It’s taken almost two and half years, but we are at this point and we are going to change the face of solid waste collection,” ...

  • Sotkon Angola is a supplier of Futungo de Belas project in Luanda

    Around 300 units of the SOTKON Standard 3m3 model of underground waste containers have already been provided for the first phase of the project of rehabilitation and urban redevelopment of Fine Futungo in Luanda, also called Tourism Development Pole Futungo Fine and Mussulo, and the installation has already begun and it is expected to become operational soon. The foundation stone of the works of ...


    By Sotkon Waste Systems

  • Wasted Dive – Florida city debuts new underground dumpsters for public spaces

    Dive Brief: Kissimmee, FL has become the first U.S. city to partner with Underground Refuse Systems for the installation of 17 underground collection bins, as reported by the Orlando Sentinel. The units are 11 feet deep and six cubic yards across, with ...

  • Dounreay delivers GBP 6m in savings to NDA

    The performance of Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd during its first year of operation is highlighted in the newly-published annual report and accounts of its parent body, UKAEA. During 2008/09, DSRL delivered 97 per cent of its clean-up programme for four per cent less than estimated, reducing the cost to taxpayers and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority by £6 million. ...

  • Councils would opt for waste vacuum system if they had more money

    Additional councils would opt for the system that transports waste underground if they had more money, said a Brent Council official. The Envac system, in a housing development next to Wembley stadium in west London, does away with kerbside collections and goes underground (See MRW story). Envac is a Swedish-based firm that makes underground vacuum waste collection systems. Sweden has been using ...

  • Envac’s breakthrough in Finland

    In cooperation with YIT, Envac Scandinavia AB (subsidiary of Envac AB) has been selected to deliver waste disposal systems for the two new city districts, Kalasatama (the Fish Harbour in English) and Jätkäsaari (The Western Harbour) in Swedish) in Helsinki, Finland. The client is the City of Helsinki through its two subsidiaries, Fiskehamnen Sopsug AB and Busholmen Sopsug AB. The ...


    By Envac AB

  • Cameras penetrate underground nuclear waste store

    Two remotely-operated cameras have sent back video and photos of the intermediate-level radioactive waste stored in Dounreay’s wet silo. The images will give the silo decommissioning team a better idea of the condition of the silo and its cargo of waste. The silo is an underground concrete-lined, two-compartment vault where approximately 500 cubic metres of active waste was sent for storage over ...

  • Flat recycling to go underground with new Finnish waste system

    A Finnish underground waste system by vacuum technology firm MariMatic is set to rival the Swedish Envac system and help encourage residents to recycle from flats. MariMatic may look to the UK to develop the Metro Taifun system that does away with kerbside collections and collects municipal waste using an underground network of vacuum pipes. ...

  • Nuke-leak probe focuses on Los Alamos National Lab

    Officials investigating a mysterious radiation leak from the government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico have turned their focus to Los Alamos National Laboratory, a state regulator said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Energy's accident investigation team has been at the lab in northeastern New Mexico for about three weeks, New Mexico Environment Department General ...


    By Associated Press

  • SRS Waste Tanks 5 and 6 Are Operationally Closed

    Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site, has removed from service two more Cold War-era liquid radioactive waste tanks, marking the third and fourth tanks operationally closed by SRR in the last 14 months. Grouting and closure of Tanks 5 and 6 were completed approximately two years ahead of schedule on December 18, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EPA seeks public comment on draft permits for romulus hazardous waste underground injection wells

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the start of a public comment period on draft permits for two underground hazardous waste injection wells that Environmental Geo-Technologies seeks to reopen at 28470 Citrin Drive in Romulus, Michigan. The company has also applied to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for an air permit and a license to operate this facility. ...

  • EPA announces new hearing and comment period for team completions underground disposal permit in Kalaska, Mich.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a new public comment period and another public hearing on Team Completions LLC’s request for changes to its current permit to dispose of non-hazardous waste in an underground injection well. On Sept. 14, EPA will hold an informal public meeting to answer questions from 6-7 p.m., followed by a formal public hearing from 7-8:30 p.m. at ...

  • New Mexico nuclear dump officials say environment is safe

    Officials investigating a leak from the federal government's only underground nuclear waste dump tried to reassure skeptical southeastern New Mexico residents Monday night that their health is safe. More than 250 people attended a two-hour meeting to ask questions about back-to-back accidents at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad ...


    By Associated Press

  • Call for abstracts for NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater

    The call for abstracts is now open for the NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater that is taking place in March 2017. Abstracts are being sought for the NGWA Conference on Hydrogeophysics and Deep Groundwater in the following two tracks and are due October 31, 2016. Track 1 — Applications of Hydrogeophysics to Groundwater Characterization, ...

  • Storage Bunkers sealed off at Nuclear Dump closed by Leak

    Hundreds of containers of waste have been entombed at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico now that workers have closed off storage areas affected by a radiation leak, officials said Tuesday. After months of work, crews finished sealing the last of two bunkers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant ...


    By Associated Press

  • Re-entry to nuke waste dump postponed

    The U.S. Department of Energy has postponed plans to get a crew underground to begin investigating a radiation leak from the federal government's nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico. Officials on Monday said a crew of eight would enter the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant on Tuesday. But spokesman Ben Williams said that has been postponed ...


    By Associated Press

  • Managing waste for a greener tomorrow

    Growing population and infrastructural changes world over has given rise to the waste being accumulated. The waste aggregate in Middle East has increased over the years and per capita waste generation for the region is expected to boost up to 18 billion tons by the year 2020. Abu Dhabi based marine contracting company Khamis Al Rumaithy (Kare), is planning to come up with a deepwater ship ...


    By Fleming Gulf FZE

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