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  • Condensate Boiler Drainage Problem Solved

    Wavin Plastics launches versatile range of condensate boiler fittings Wavin Plastics has launched a range of condensate boiler fittings that solve the problem of connecting condensate drainage to the waste system without breaking OSMA specification. The new fittings provide complete flexibility for the installer to choose how the condensate is drained away. Wavin’s new range of fittings ...


  • New Guide to Sustainable Drainage in the Urban Landscape

    A detailed and informative Guide to Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in the Urban Landscape has been published as part of the Engineering Nature’s Way initiative by Hydro International. The guide can be downloaded for free by visiting www.engineeringnaturesway.co.uk, the web-based knowledge resource for SuDS and flooding in the UK. It ...


    By Hydro International

  • Wind drives oxygen transport in Arctic waste rock

    The growth of the diamond mining industry in Canada’s Northwest Territories has led to significant economic benefit to the region with three operating mines producing approximately 13% of the world’s diamonds in 2008, according to the Mining Association of Canada. However, the long-term benefit to northern communities will depend on careful environmental management of mining activities. The ...

  • Laboratory study cuts fracking waste`s radioactivity

    Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the radioactivity of some hydraulic fracturing wastewater: Mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations. The wastewater is created when some of the chemical-laced water used to fracture thick underground rocks flows back out of the wellbore. The water is tainted with chemicals, toxins and in some parts of the country - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Sri Lanka`s `holistic` approach to waste management

    Staff at the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) who manage a waste-management project in the southeastern Sri Lankan District of Ampara consider it a sign of success when town residents complain that their rubbish needs collecting. 'When we started [the project] there was very little awareness of the negative aspects of improper disposal or of proper waste-management systems,' Gary ...


    By IRIN

  • Dumping mine waste into lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly 'reclassified' as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as 'tailings impoundment areas.'  Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Queen’s Speech targets Waste disposal levies

    Powers are to be given to local taxpayers to veto ‘excessive’ council tax rises imposed by Water Disposal Authorities under plans set out in the Queen’s Speech. Local Audit and Accountability Bills are to be introduced by the government, which will extend referendum provision introduced in the 2011 Localism Act. It should allow ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

    The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material. Environmentalists had pushed for the hazardous classification, citing the hundreds of cases nationwide in which coal ash waste had tainted waterways or underground aquifers, in many cases legally. A ...


    By Associated Press

  • Dumping mine waste into Lakes - Is this the best environmental option?

    Sixteen Canadian lakes are slated to be officially but quietly "reclassified" as toxic dump sites for mines. Under the Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to put harmful substances into fish-bearing waters. But, under a little-known subsection known as Schedule Two of the mining effluent regulations, federal bureaucrats can redefine lakes as "tailings impoundment areas." Public opposition has been ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Waste management guidelines for UK construction firms working near watercourses

    Construction and maintenance companies who work in or near watercourses have been reminded that pollution incidents are avoidable by careful planning. The call comes as new pollution prevention guidelines are published by the Environment Agency. Steve Wenham, Technical Advisor at the Environment Agency, said: “In 2006 the construction and demolition industry was responsible for 271 pollution ...

  • Managing Waste Water in Farming – Horizontal and Vertical Storage Tanks

    Four areas throughout the UK are deemed to have unfit water quality levels, according to Farming Life, and as a result, the UK is being taken to court by the European Commission for failing to ensure that waste water from towns, cities and villages is treated properly.  The case itself relates to 17 areas where the collection and treatment of waste water from homes, industry and rainwater is ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • UK waste firm fined GBP 46,000 for licence breach

    A Leeds waste firm was fined GBP 40,000 last week following breaches of their waste management licence, and the firm’s director fined GBP 6,000 for similar offences. Whitehall Transfer Station Ltd of Whitehall Trading Estate, Ashfield Way, Leeds pleaded guilty to five charges and was ordered to pay full costs of GBP 3,851.98 to the Environment Agency, which brought the case. Anthony McHugh, 27, ...

  • Court decision prevents dumping of coal mine waste in US waters

    In a federal court decision this week, environmental groups won a case that will help protect US waters from surface coal mining waste. The case, heard by the Southern District of West Virginia, challenged an Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide permit that would have authorized waste material disposal from surface coal mining into U.S. waters. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Ohio ...

  • ARCO pays US$2.7m to contain waste at old copper mine

    The Atlantic Richfield Company, ARCO, has been ordered to reimburse the federal government US$2.77 million for work already performed to clean up abandoned wastes from the Anaconda copper mine that are contaminating air and water in central Nevada. The order issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency also requires ARCO to fund and develop a plan for a technical assistance program to ...

  • Managing Waste Water in Farming – Horizontal and Vertical Storage Tanks

    Four areas throughout the UK are deemed to have unfit water quality levels, according to Farming Life, and as a result, the UK is being taken to court by the European Commission for failing to ensure that waste water from towns, cities and villages is treated properly. The case itself relates to 17 areas where the collection and treatment of waste water from homes, industry and rainwater is not ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Pilot project for bacterial control in Waste Water Treatment plant

    Primozone Production AB has signed an agreement with Nordvästra Skånes Vatten och Avlopp AB (NSVA) to install a pilot plant at Öresundsverket, the Waste Water Treatment plant in Helsingborg for control of filament (bacteria) that interfere with the treatment processes. Öresundsverket in Helsingborg is one of the largest plants operating solely on biological phosphorus ...


    By Primozone Production AB

  • Tensar Enables Extreme Fluid Waste Stabilisation at Knostrop Sludge Lagoon

    To cap a 120,000sq.m lagoon containing ultra-soft sludge at Knostrop Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW) adjacent to the A1M near Leeds, Yorkshire Water turned to Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) to devise a bespoke solution. MMB based their solution on experience gained from an earlier scheme on a smaller sludge lagoon, at Dowley Gap near Bingley in Yorkshire. In this project, MMB collaborated with ...


    By Tensar International

  • Health, waste and environmental degradation after years of conflict in Liberia

    For years a toxic blue haze of burning waste greeted the city of Monrovia, Liberia, every morning. Garbage choked the dilapidated drainage system and clogged the sewage network, causing flooding during the rainy season and creating breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other disease carriers. The inhabitants of Monrovia survived by burning, burying and, indiscriminately, dumping their rubbish. Many ...


    By The World Bank

  • EPA to be reimbursed $340K for hazardous waste cleanup at Lin-Electric Superfund site in Mercer County, W.Va.

    Cooper Industries, LLC will reimburse the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency $340,000 for the agency’s costs incurred in cleaning up hazardous substances at the Lin-Electric Superfund site in Bluefield, W.Va. under a proposed consent decree announced today. Cooper’s corporate predecessors used the facility from 1924 to 1988 to rebuild electric motors and transformers used in coal ...

  • EPA to remove hazardous wastes at Elizabeth mining and development property in Montrose County (Colo.) (CO)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will conduct an emergency removal of hazardous substances this week at the 35-acre Elizabeth Mining and Development, Inc.(EMDI) site located at 11948 6300 Road, four miles northwest of Montrose, in Montrose County. EPA estimates that the cleanup will be complete by the end of the week. “EPA will remove a large volume of abandoned hazardous ...

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