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  • EPA solicits public input on using vapor intrusion threats as criteria for superfund sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it will accept public input on whether to include vapor intrusion threats as a component for including hazardous waste sites on the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. Superfund sites are the most polluted, complex, uncontrolled or abandoned sites in the United States and are eligible for federal cleanup funding to protect the ...

  • Waste producer responsibility

    Waste (for the purposes of soils/concrete/tar-bound material) is anything produced on site that you wish to get rid of/ remove. Section 34 of the EPA90 act imposes a 'Duty of Care' on those concerned with controlled waste. “Duty of Care” means that a company producing waste is responsible for its proper and safe disposal, even if it has been passed to another party. Breach of the ...


    By HWM Group

  • Geological disposal of high-level nuclear waste feasible

    There is a scientific consensus that safe geological disposal of high-level nuclear waste is technically feasible, while public acceptance has still not been achieved in most Member States. The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has analysed the state of the art of science, technology and procedures needed across the EU for implementation. It has identified no major conceptual or ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Defra presents new strategy for hazardous waste

    The Government has launched a new strategy for hazardous waste management in England in a bid to clarify how it plans to divert such waste from landfill and boost levels of reuse and recycling. The strategy has been produced to underpin the practical application of the revised European Union Waste ...

  • UK invites communities for discussions on radioactive waste

    Communities interested in finding out more about hosting an underground disposal facility for radioactive waste were invited today to open no-commitment discussions with the Government. A geological disposal facility will provide a permanent solution for our higher activity radioactive waste. Some of this waste is currently in storage but most will only become waste over the next century as ...

  • Aquatech´s Innovative Waste Water Recycling System Wins H2O Water Award for Best Waste Water Project

    Aquatech, a global leader in water purification technology for industrial and infrastructure markets, has received the H2O Water Award for the Best Waste Water Project. H2O Water Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) water industry and recognize projects, programs as well as ...

  • DOE Identifies its Preferred Alternative for Certain Hanford Tank Wastes

    In a Federal Register notice issued March 11, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its preferred alternative for wastes contained in underground radioactive waste storage tanks evaluated in the Final Tank Closure and Waste Management Environmental Impact Statement for the Hanford ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Sellafield fined £700,000 after incorrect disposal of radioactive waste

    Sellafield Limited has today been fined £700,000 and ordered to pay £72,635.34 in costs at Carlisle Crown Court for sending several bags of radioactive waste to a landfill site in Cumbria. The bags should have been sent to a specialist facility that treats and stores low level radioactive waste. Carlisle Crown Court heard that a number of significant management and operational ...

  • Nominations for EPA New England’s Annual Environmental Merit Awards-Deadline is January 30, 2015

    EPA is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. Award categories are available for individuals, businesses, governmental entities, and other organizations. Awards are also given under a lifetime achievement category. These regional awards have been given out annually since EPA was created in 1970. Past ...

  • EPA Proposal Strengthens Nation’s Preparedness Level and Response to Oil Spills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend requirements under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) to improve the nation’s ability to plan for and respond to oil spills. This proposal addresses issues raised by the public, responders, government, and industry officials during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  ...

  • STL Turnaround Times

    STL Turnaround TimesProviding an effective and timely service is essential for meeting the needs of our customers. After listening carefully to customer feedback, STL have introduced a 7 day turnaround time for standard analysis of soil samples and associated waters. Waste Acceptance Criteria turnaround times have been reduced to 8 days. If you require your results more quickly, the STL 3 and 5 ...


  • Nominations for EPA New England’s Annual Environmental Merit Awards - Deadline is Feb. 21, 2014

    EPA is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. Award categories are available for individuals, businesses, state and local governments, and other organizations. Awards are also given under a lifetime achievement category. These regional awards have been given out annually since EPA was created in ...

  • 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.

  • Harvey Gershman Receives SWANA’s 2013 Robert L. Lawrence Distinguished Service Award

    Harvey Gershman, President and Co-Founder of Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB), was recently presented with the 2013 Robert L. Lawrence Distinguished Service Award, one of the highest honors in the solid waste industry, for his significant contribution to the solid waste management profession. This prestigious industry award was presented during the Solid Waste Association of North ...

  • Tumble motion shaker

    Whenever waste is handled or disposed, it is vital to evaluate any potential hazard both to humans and the environment. The main problem is the release of soluble components upon contact with water. Thus the analysis of representative waste samples is necessary and even defined by European Standards for waste acceptance criteria.In order to replicate conditions of the analysis for leachate water, ...


    By Gerhardt UK Ltd

  • A&WMA issues call for abstracts for greenhouse gas assessment and reporting processes conference

    The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) has issued a call for abstracts for “Harmonizing Greenhouse Gas Assessment and Reporting Processes,” a conference to be held August 31 – September 2, 2009, in Baltimore, MD. This conference will provide a forum to discuss advances in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions estimation methods, emission inventories, and reporting, and will examine the ...

  • EPA presents Success Story Award to Earth Keepers

    CHICAGO (Nov. 20, 2006) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Marcus Peacock recently presented a Success Story Award to Upper Michigan's Earth Keepers for environmental stewardship. Superior Watershed Partnership Director Carl Lindquist accepted on behalf of the group at the 2006 State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC) awards dinner in Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 1. ...

  • Veolia ES Facility Wins Approval into OHSA Voluntary Protection Programs Star Program

    Flanders, New Jersey Site Meets Requirements for Exceptional Safety and Health Management Systems Lombard, IL - Veolia Environmental Services (Veolia ES) North America, the waste services division of Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE), the leader worldwide in environmental services, is pleased to announce that its Technical Solutions facility in Flanders, New Jersey, has been accepted into ...

  • Rockwell automation named to Dow Jones sustainability North America index

    Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index as one of the region's best performing sustainable companies. The change to the index becomes effective with the opening of equity markets today. The Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index evaluates companies on criteria that reflect the economic, environmental and social forces driving the ...

  • All K-25 project work wraps up

    Demolition of the K-25 Building at East Tennessee Technology Park ended late last year, but that was not the end of the project. Many other tasks had to be accomplished before the project could be officially declared complete. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) cleanup contractor, URS | CH2M Oak Ridge LLC (UCOR), has now completed those tasks safely and ahead of schedule. The K-25 ...


    By US Department of Energy

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