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  • CCME pollution prevention awards

    Five organizations were honoured by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) for demonstrating outstanding innovation and leadership in pollution prevention. The awards were presented by Alberta’s Minister of Environment, Rob Renner, during the 12th Canadian Pollution Prevention Roundtable held in Edmonton. The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Pollution Prevention Award 2013

    MIOX was awarded the Pollution Prevention Award 2013 for reducing waste and helping protect river and treatment plants through best management practices in several areas: Proper disposal methods for process materials Maintaining records of recycled materials & waste disposal Storing chemicals properly Practicing good housekeeping The Pollution ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Water corruption preventing progress

    Africa's largest water transfer effort, the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, plans to supply water to the industrial heartland of South Africa and to generate energy for impoverished Lesotho. The multi-billion dollar investment offers economic growth and greater water security for underserved communities in the region. The project also presents water officials with countless opportunities to ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • $2.5 Million to Prevent Puget Sound Pollution

    OLYMPIA, Washington, September 7, 2007 (ENS) - A new Washington state program offers $2.5 million to help local governments in the 12 Puget Sound counties conduct small business technical assistance to reduce and prevent water pollution. Nearly 70 percent of the state's hazardous waste generators are in the Puget Sound region - thousands of small businesses. The Department of ...

  • Leading Innovators in Pollution Prevention Receive Awards

    For the 12th straight year, EPA is recognizing leading researchers and industrial innovators for their efforts to reduce or eliminate waste through their manufacturing processes. The awards will be given out this evening, June 26, at the 2007 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The 2007 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge awards winners are: Professor ...

  • EPUK calls for action to prevent air pollution deaths

    Environmental Protection UK has questioned the lack of urgency in action to address air pollution in light of a new report by the Department of Health's Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP). The report finds that air pollution, largely from road traffic, was a contributory factor in up to 200,000 premature deaths during 2008. The new report 'the Mortality Effects of ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • Pollution Prevention Videoconference Links Hospital Staffers

    OLYMPIA, Washington (ENS) - Hospital employees across Washington state can learn the most current methods for managing and reducing hospital wastes, especially from disinfection and sterilization processes, at an interactive videoconference broadcast to six locations on March 8, 2007. Through speaker presentations, question and answer sessions and local roundtable discussions, ...

  • Implementation of the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive (IPPC)

    What are the objectives of the IPPC Directive? This Directive was adopted in 1996 and had to be transposed into the national legislation of EU Member States by 30 October 1999. The aim of this key law on industrial emissions is to achieve a high level of environmental protection through integrated prevention and control of the pollution arising from a wide range of industrial and agricultural ...

  • EPA guides Marinas on best ways to prevent water pollution

    With Memorial Day and summer approaching, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recommending that New York State marinas take steps to prevent the pollution of local waterways. At the Albany Yacht Club this morning, EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck highlighted the best environmental practices for reducing pollution from boat washing and other maintenance activities that can degrade ...

  • `CSI-style forensics` will help prevent bathing water pollution

    The Environment Agency has developed a cutting edge DNA technique to prevent the pollution of bathing water. The ‘CSI Seaside’ project is believed to be the first of its kind anywhere in the world. The most common causes of bathing water pollution are agricultural manure, animal faeces or human sewage. The Environment Agency’s new technology will help pinpoint the source of faecal and sewage ...

  • Reduce, reuse and recycle - Pollution Prevention Week 2008

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to join organizations throughout the nation in celebrating National Pollution Prevention Week, September 15-21, 2008. Pollution Prevention or P2 means not creating pollution in the first place. P2 focuses on reducing waste at its source, reusing what can’t be reduced and recycling what otherwise would be thrown away! The keys to Pollution ...

  • AWWA to Congress: Controlling nutrient pollution key to preventing cyanotoxins in drinking water

    In testimony today before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, American Water Works Association Water Utility Council Chair Aurel Arndt stressed that the solution to keeping drinking water safe from cyanotoxins begins with ...

  • Maine Company Faces Penalty for Violations of Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations

    A Maine company that provides motor vehicle services and fuel oil sales is facing a fine of up to $177,500 for violations of the Clean Water Act. EPA recently filed a complaint against the J&S Oil Co., Inc. for failing to maintain and fully implement an oil spill prevention plan, which contributed to the release of approximately 1,500 gallons of used motor oil from a tanker truck at the ...

  • Tetra Tech Awarded $55 Million USEPA Pollution Prevention Program

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at up to $55 million to continue its support for high priority pollution prevention programs, including evaluating innovative technologies and providing research and development support to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Office of Research and Development, ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Nantucket Company Faces Penalty for Violations of Oil Pollution Prevention Regulations

    Harbor Fuel Oil Corp., a fuel storage and distribution company on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts faces penalties of potentially up to $177,500 for alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act. EPA recently filed a complaint against the company for failing to properly prepare for possible oil spills at its Nantucket facility in violation of federal Facility Response Plan ...

  • EPA grants to help prevent pollution in New Jersey and New York

    From promoting the use of less toxic dry cleaning methods, to encouraging environmentally-protective practices at marinas, to education about the proper disposal of prescription drugs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making its grant money count across New Jersey and New York. The Agency has awarded more than $400,000 in grants geared toward funding projects that help prevent ...

  • EPA launches green products web portal for pollution prevention week

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is observing Pollution Prevention (P2) Week (September 19-25, 2011) by launching a new tool designed to provide Americans easy access to information about everyday products like home appliances, electronics and cleaning products that can save money, prevent pollution and protect people’s health. The new green products web portal is available at ...

  • EPA provides funding to the University of Turabo and the University of Puerto Rico to Prevent Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $200,000 in pollution prevention grants to the University of Turabo and the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla to fund projects that will help prevent pollution in Puerto Rico. “These grants support important initiatives that will save energy and prevent pollution at universities and hotels in Puerto Rico,” said EPA ...

  • Massachusetts company faces fines for oil pollution prevention violations

    According to a complaint filed recently by EPA’s New England office, Swissport Fueling, Inc. of Dulles, Va. and BOSFuel Corp. of Fort Worth, Texas did not properly execute its emergency spill response plan at the Logan facility, in violation of the oil pollution prevention regulations under the federal Clean Water Act The Logan facility, which has been operated by BOSFuel since 1999, has an ...

  • Port of Brisbane finds success in $1 million pollution prevention project

    In early 2013, Cyclone Oswald tore through huge swathes of eastern Australia, causing some $2.5 billion (AUD) in damage across Queensland and New South Wales. The torrent deposited more than 1.8 million Mg (2 million ton) of agricultural contaminants, sediments, and nutrients into the ...

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