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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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, broom in hand as he launched Campaign Clean India (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan) last month, is personally ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • One-day blitz on the illegal waste industry

    Earlier this week, the Environment Agency, the police, the Road Haulage Association, the Association of British Insurers, the Vehicle & Operator Service Agency and Crime stoppers joined forces to crack down on waste crime. The main aim of the meeting was to disrupt the supply of waste to illegal waste sites, gather intelligence and encourage people to report waste crime. Environment Agency ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Stay of execution for Sita`s disputed waste site

    This decision is linked to the pending outcome of a public enquiry about a proposed physical extension of the site. In 2005 Sita proposed to extend the site but North Tyneside Council rejected these plans in August 2008 as the site crossed the council’s boundary. A third council – Blyth Borough Council – also objected to the plans. This led to an Article 14 Notice being served to Sita by the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Prison sentence for illegal waste site operator

    A man from Buxton has received a five month prison sentence for illegally operating a waste site. The Environment Agency brought Timothy Birchenough to Nottingham Crown Court to be charged under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. Birchenough operated an illegal waste site at Wibbersley Farm, Buxton. He did not have a waste management licence, which is a requirement for all sites which ...

  • 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 ...

  • Two UK directors arrested for illegal waste stockpile

    Officers from Environment Agency Wales, assisted by Gwent Police, arrested two directors and the previous company secretary of a Newport based company as part of a major investigation into the illegal handling of waste. Those arrested have been taken to Maindee police station in Newport and are being questioned by Agency officers about environmental offences. The investigation relates to ...

  • 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 will set ...

  • DuPont ordered to monitor health around W.Va waste site

    The DuPont chemical company must provide medical monitoring for thousands of West Virginia residents who were exposed to contamination from a waste site, a jury has ruled in the second phase of a class-action lawsuit. The suit, filed by 10 Harrison County residents, argued that routine health screenings were needed because residents had inhaled and ingested arsenic, cadmium and lead around a ...

  • ‘CSI’ techniques to crack down on unlicensed waste operators

    The Environment Agency is extending the use of the latest sophisticated techniques including forensics, handwriting experts and crime mapping alongside the legal powers in its fight against illegal waste activities. The move signals a renewed effort by the Environment Agency to stamp out the practice. The Board heard on Wednesday that over half of the illegally operating waste sites in England ...

  • Four arrested as part of crack down on waste crime

    Today (13 November), the Environment Agency raided 10 premises in the Midlands in a bid to crack down on criminals connected with large scale illegal dumping of baled waste at sites across the West Midlands. Following detailed intelligence work, surveillance and information gathered from members of the public and police, Operation Argument was launched. The Environment Agency, along with West ...

  • Cracking down on waste crime in Midlands

    This morning, Monday 14 October 2013, the Environment Agency launched their Waste Crime Report for 2012/13 along with a new waste crime video, animation and regional statistics uploaded to their website. For the period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013, in the Midlands, we stopped (or brought into compliance) 166 illegal waste sites. But we are faced with the difficulty that as you close some sites, ...

  • High Court orders site owner to clear Orpington site

    The Environment Agency has successfully secured a full High Court order against Waste4Fuel Limited and Mr. Bryan Hughes, the director of the waste facility in Orpington, requiring them to clear the site of combustible waste or be held in contempt of court At a hearing at the High Court, the judge signed an order compelling Waste4Fuel Limited and Company Director Mr Bryan Hughes to clear the site ...

  • NRC says it will resume study of Nevada nuke site

    Responding to a court order, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has directed its staff to complete work on a key safety report related to a never-completed nuclear waste dump in Nevada. The commission order, issued Monday, follows an August ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which said the nuclear agency violated federal law by abruptly abandoning review of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fine after illegal waste sites investigated by Environment Agency

    The tenant of three consecutive illegal waste sites was fined a total of £6,000 and ordered to pay a contribution of £2,000 towards Environment Agency costs by Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on 28 January 2014. Trading as ABS Skips and a registered waste carrier, Michael Garry Bowers failed to take appropriate measures to prevent his staff from running an illegal waste site from ...

  • California Approves Expansion of Toxic Waste Site

    Residents of a small California farming community who have worried for years about the health effects of a hazardous waste landfill learned Wednesday that the state has cleared the way for it to expand. Rather than scaling back the Kettleman Hills landfill, as residents had demanded, state officials announced the approval of a plan for the operator to increase what is already the largest toxic ...


    By Associated Press

  • Texas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site

    Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday. The 3-0 vote by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also will triple the Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists facility's capacity of storing low-level radioactive waste from the majority of U.S. states - going from 2.3 million cubic feet to ...


    By Associated Press

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