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  • Consultation Defra’s Waste Management Plan & Site Waste Management Plans

    A consultation is underway on an updates Waste Management Plan for England, however, Defra’s documents contain no new policies on waste management. The waste management plan will complement the waste planning policy, PPS10; this policy outlines what planning authorities should take into account when considering proposals for new waste infrastructure. The Department for Communities and Local ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Scottish Government plans to unite waste delivery bodies

    The Scottish Government has announced plans to unite several major waste programmes into one single delivery body called Zero Waste Scotland for a “new streamlined approach to delivery of the zero waste agenda”. The body will include the Waste & Resources Action Programme Scotland and will be led by director Iain Gulland. In addition, the new ...

  • Thermal analysis review

    In November 2013, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) informed my Department of a modelling error in their assessments of the on-site cooling time required for spent fuel from new nuclear reactors before it could be placed in an off-site Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). RWMD subsequently corrected the error and published revisions of ...

  • Organic Waste Discharge

    A new ASTM subcommittee will develop proposed standards to analyze organic compounds discharged into sanitary sewers. Subcommittee D34.02 on Discharge of Organic Wastes into Sanitary Sewers is part of ASTM International Committee D34 on Waste Management. “Considering the need for low detection limits and measurements that would assure all of ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA settlement for companies to develop soil and waste design plan for Central Chemical superfund site in Hagerstown, Md.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that 16 companies have agreed to develop a detailed design plan for the Superfund cleanup of contaminated soil and waste at the Central Chemical Site on Mitchell Avenue in Hagerstown, Washington Co., Md. at an estimated cost of $250,000. The companies are: Arkema, Inc.; Bayer Crop Science, LP; E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company; FMC ...

  • Developing Computer Waste

    As the developing world continues to develop, standards of living and access to technology increases. Unfortunately, as personal computers, laptops and mobile phones become increasingly common so the problem of recycling and disposal of such devices when they become technologically obsolete rises too. Neelu Jain of the PEC University of Technology, in Chandigarh and Pamela Chawla of the Surya ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • VA hospitals in Leavenworth and Topeka, Kan., agree to pay civil penalty and implement plan to manage hazardous wastes

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Eastern Kansas Health Care System has agreed to pay a US$51,501 civil penalty and spend nearly a half-million dollars on a plan to manage pharmaceutical and chemical wastes, all in an agreement to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste laws at its hospitals in Leavenworth and Topeka, Kan. The agreement, filed today in Kansas City, Kan., resolves a ...

  • Sharing the Waste, Sharing the Wealth

    In a depot near Canelones, Uruguay, a team of men and women wearing boiler suits and safety gloves separate glass, cans and plastic on a conveyor belt. Machines cleaning and packaging the materials for recycling can be heard whirring in the background. Crates packed full of newly recycled plastic bottles line the walls of the warehouse waiting to be sent to the processing plant. It is near the ...

  • Portable XRF for soil and waste screening

    The new xSORT hand-held XRF spectrometer from SPECTRO Analytical Instruments can achieve laboratory-quality analysis on soil and waste samples.  Laboratory analysis by X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry has been an accepted technique for the analysis of such materials for many years and was given official approval by European Standard EN 15309:2007. Using the simple sampling procedures ...

  • Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013

    The Waste Framework Directive sets a legal obligation for European Union (EU) Member States to adopt waste prevention programmes by 12 December 2013. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has been asked to review the progress of the 'completion and implementation of the programmes' annually (EU, 2008). This report presents a first review of waste prevention programmes across Europe. The waste ...

  • Nuclear waste in my backward? Fine

    Gender and economics effects on nuclear acceptance and awareness Researchers in Finland have found that acceptance of the site of a spent nuclear fuel repository can depend on gender and economic background. Writing in the International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, the team reports that affluent men more often have a positive opinion on the location of such ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • US asks for comments on planned greenhouse gas law

    The public will have an opportunity to comment before the US Environmental Protection Agency takes any action to regulate the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change, EPA chief Stephen Johnson told members of Congress in a letter last Thursday. Johnson said he will solicit public input through an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as the agency considers the specific effects of climate ...

  • California criticizes planned transmission line through park

    Local electricity generation would be better for California's environment than San Diego Gas and Electric's proposed Sunrise Powerlink transmission line, state and federal agencies said today in a draft environmental impact report. It is the first official government analysis of the harm that could result from the Powerlink and a review of possible alternatives. Release of the 7,000 page draft ...

  • Bechtel Announces Plan to Continue Strengthening WTP Safety Culture

    Bechtel unveiled its comprehensive plan to continue strengthening its commitment to nuclear safety and quality at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) project in Washington state. In the plan, the Bechtel leadership team identified the specific actions needed to advance WTP's safety culture. "The plan is an integral part of our approach to ensure WTP will operate safely and ...


    By Bechtel Corporation

  • China: Solid Waste Treatment in Liaoning

    Liaoning province, China's important industrial and raw material base, lies in the south of the country's northeast region. With 14 municipalities and a population of 42 million, the province covers an area of over 150,000 sq. km. The pillar industries in Liaoning include petrochemical, metallurgy, electronics/information technology, and manufacturing. The outputs of these industries are also ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Stakeholder Statements - Clean Power Plan, Part One

    Business/Industry American Sustainable Business Council | David Levine, CEO & Co-Founder “Business leaders recognize and applaud the President and the Environmental Protection Agency for the leadership demonstrated on issuing these rules to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. The business community is as much at risk from this ...

  • EPA analysis shows reduction in 2009 Toxic chemical releases / agency completes analysis on chemical disposal and release (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its annual national analysis of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), providing all Americans vital information about their communities. The TRI program publishes information on toxic chemical disposals and releases into the air, land and water, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities in neighborhoods ...

  • EPA analysis shows reduction in 2008 Toxic Chemical Releases

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is releasing its annual national analysis of the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI).  The TRI database contains information on chemical releases into the air, land and water, as well as waste management and pollution prevention activities.  The analysis of the 2008 data, the most recent data set available, shows that 3.86 billion pounds of toxic ...

  • Curbside Value Partnership Selects GBB for Strategic Planning and Technical Assistance

    Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) announced today that it has been selected by Curbside Value Partnership (CVP) to provide strategic operational planning guidance and serve as a technical consultant to assist in pursuing its objectives to help communities grow participation in their curbside recycling programs and help measure this growth to make better ...

  • Government Focus on Waste Diversion from Landfills Sustains Solid Waste Management Market in Australia

    Government emphasis on waste diversion from landfills will strengthen the prospects of the solid waste management (SWM) market in Australia. With increasing waste volume and the government’s long-term plan to achieve zero or near-zero waste, market participants are already seeing the lucrative benefits of SWM. However, growth will be tempered by the lukewarm demand for recovered materials ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

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