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  • Delhi’s waste site story

    Delhi now has 25 million residents, making it the second most populous city in the world. Every day, its inhabitants generate about 10,000 tonnes of rubbish — and waste management is one battleground in how the city approaches development. [1] India’s ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EPA proposes site in New Jersey for the superfund list of hazardous waste sites

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to add the Curtis Specialty Papers, Inc. site (also known as the James River Paper site) in Milford, Hunterdon County, New Jersey to the EPA’s National Priorities List (NPL) of sites with known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States and its territories. The NPL ...

  • New Mexico lobbying to be storage site for nuclear waste

    New Mexico is touting a rural area in the southeastern part of the state as an interim storage site for the country's high-level nuclear waste, according to a letter issued by Gov. Susana Martinez earlier this month. The governor reached out to the Obama administration in a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. In the April 10 letter, which was obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican ( ...


    By Associated Press

  • Waste Management Solutions for construction sites nationwide

    We are an independent provider of waste management solutions across the UK, providing sustainable waste services for all our clients. Our services work in leisure and retail premises, commercial building construction, roads and a variety of other construction projects in the public sector. Because of increasing costs and tougher legislation waste handling is ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Site Waste Management Plan regulations no longer an obligation

    Site Waste Management Plans (SWMPs) for building projects are no longer a legal obligation for construction businesses in England. With government trusting the de-regulation will save money for the businesses obligated by the law, the Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008 were abolished and came into effect from the 1st of December this year. All Construction projects in England that were ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Communities consulted on radioactive waste disposal site

    Government today launched a consultation on a revised proposed process for working with communities in order to agree a site for a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF). The multi-billion pound facility would be used to dispose of higher activity radioactive waste safely underground. This would provide a permanent solution for the disposal of existing legacy waste, and waste from new nuclear power ...

  • EPA Continuing Cleanup Progress at Hazardous Waste Sites

    (Washington, D.C.) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continued to make significant progress in cleaning up America's most contaminated hazardous waste sites over the past year. Superfund, the federal government program that cleans up these sites, completed work at 40 sites during fiscal year 2006 for a cumulative total of 1,006 sites with construction work completed. 'EPA continues to ...

  • Orpington waste site to return to High Court

    The Environment Agency is returning to the High Court to apply for a full court order to clear the Waste4Fuel site in Orpington of combustible material. The hearing, which will take place at the High Court in London on Wednesday 30 October, will examine the promises made by Waste4Fuel Limited and company director Mr Hughes during a previous High Court hearing to take emergency steps to reduce ...

  • Zero waste site wins public support in Scotland

    Public attitudes towards the construction of a new residual waste treatment site in Scotland are largely positive, according to the results of a new survey. The survey, commissioned by the City of Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils and conducted by Keep Scotland Beautiful, looked at attitudes to the potential development of a Zero Waste Parc, Prevention and Recycling Centre near Millerhill in ...

  • 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

  • Preferred energy-from-waste sites revealed for Merseyside

    Two potential sites for large energy-from-waste facilities have been identified by the Merseyside Waste Disposal Authority. The MWDA revealed its two preferred EfW locations in a public consultation response. One site is close to the junction of the A580 and M57, inside Liverpool Council boundaries on the East Lancs road. The other is near the junction of the M57 and the M62 within Knowsley ...

  • Savannah River Site Achieves Waste Transfer First

    The EM program and its liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) made history recently by safely transferring radioactive liquid waste from F Tank Farm to H Tank Farm using a central control room. SRS has two tank farms where 37 million ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New Hazardous Waste Web Site launched

    In an effort to improve regulatory compliance and general awareness of the legal and technical conditions for the safe management of hazardous wastes, the BC Environment Industry Association, with support from Ministry of Environment, has launched a two-stage Compliance Improvement Project for key industry stakeholders. The first stage ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA Continues Success at Hazardous Waste Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continued to achieve cleanup progress at the nation's most complex hazardous waste sites during the past year. Superfund, the federal government program that cleans up these sites, completed work at 24 sites during fiscal year 2007 for a cumulative 1,030 sites with construction work completed. Sixty-four sites were made ready for redevelopment by local ...

  • Record number of illegal waste sites shut down

    Waste Crime Report 2013 shows Environment Agency shuts down 25 illegal waste sites every week. The number of illegal waste sites being shut down has dramatically increased in the last year, a new report from the Environment Agency has revealed. The Environment Agency reported that it stopped 1,279 illegal waste sites last year – the equivalent of 25 sites every week – in its second ...

  • Additional sites consultation for South London waste partnership

    Residents and businesses are being asked to give their views on eight additional sites which could be used for waste management purposes in South London. The South London Waste Partnership, a joint initiative between the boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Merton and Sutton, is currently in the process of identifying potential sites that are suitable for waste management. These additional eight sites ...

  • Orpington waste site set for High Court trial

    The owners and operators of the Waste4Fuel site in Orpington have been ordered to appear at the High Court for a trial, with the Environment Agency seeking to clear all combustible waste from the site. Waste4Fuel Limited and company director Bryan Hughes failed to appear at a hearing at the High Court in London this morning, but sent a letter agreeing to the Environment Agency’s submission ...

  • EA gains injunction for illegal waste site

    The Environment Agency has gained a High Court injunction against an illegal waste site at Long Meadow Farm, Brick House Lane, Surrey. The injunction prevents the importation, disposal, treatment and deposit of waste at the site. The injunction follows two prosecutions and an investigation by the EA’s Environmental Crime and Environment Management teams. The EA states that illegal waste ...

  • SITE WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS OR ASSET RECOVERY?

    The SWMP legislation means that all constructions of over £250,000 have to have a plan for waste disposal.  With the average skip leaving a site holding materials that have cost over £1200 to purchase in, it should make sense to dramatically reduce this WASTE.  We call this “Redundant Assets”. RABBITT RECYCLING works with contractors to minimise this waste and to recover as much of the ...


  • Consultation on potential waste sites in Wiltshire and Swindon

    People living in Wiltshire and Swindon are invited to have their say on potential sites for managing rubbish in the region over the next 15 years. A total of 52 potential sites have been earmarked for a variety of uses including recycling, landfill and waste treatment. Wiltshire Council is working with Swindon Borough Council to produce the joint Waste Local Development Framework which ...

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