Underground Waste Collection News

  • Waste architecture at Sardinia 2017

    Following the incredible success of the International Workshop on Waste Architecture, a parallel event of the Sardinia 2015 Symposium, we are glad to announce that Waste Architecture has been included in the main programme of Sardinia 2017. Waste Architecture is a new and relatively unexplored conceptual and design topic which promises to ...


    By EuroWaste Srl

  • SOTKON equipment with PAYT system is best-seller in Croatia

    Croatia is one of the markets where SOTKON brand products have been very well accepted, not only by the recognition of the simplicity and functionality in use, but also of the technology used in manufacturing and subsequently optimizing the operation to better serve the end they are intended for. In the picture, some of the Retro model waste intake bins in which the SOTKIS by SOTKON Access ...


    By Sotkon Waste Systems

  • UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE TO INSTALL UNDERGROUND WASTE SYSTEM

    http://resource.co/article/university-cambridge-install-underground-waste-system-6665 "An estimated 450 underground bins (such as those pictured), supplied by Portuguese-based Sotkon UK, will be located across the 150-hectare development site and will reportedly help reduce the site’s carbon emissions by ‘taking away the stop-start collection of traditional, above-ground wheelie ...


    By Sotkon Waste Systems

  • New products demonstrate SOTKON`s leadership in the Iberian market

    The increase in public investment in Portugal and France, the maturity of the operations in Turkey and the growth of the distribution network, among others, allowed SOTKON to achieve the best results ever in 2015, reaching a turnover of more than 30% compared to the previous year. In the year that celebrates 20 years of activity, SOTKON has maintained its strategic focus on the development and ...


    By Sotkon Waste Systems

  • Sotkon Angola is a supplier of Futungo de Belas project in Luanda

    Around 300 units of the SOTKON Standard 3m3 model of underground waste containers have already been provided for the first phase of the project of rehabilitation and urban redevelopment of Fine Futungo in Luanda, also called Tourism Development Pole Futungo Fine and Mussulo, and the installation has already begun and it is expected to become operational soon. The foundation stone of the works of ...


    By Sotkon Waste Systems

  • Nuclear plants dip into dismantling funds to pay for waste

    With a federal promise to take highly radioactive spent fuel from nuclear plants still unfulfilled, closed reactors are dipping into funds set aside for their eventual dismantling to build waste storage on-site, raising questions about whether there will be enough money when the time comes. It violates Nuclear Regulatory Commission rules for the plants to take money from their decommissioning ...


    By Associated Press

  • Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste

    Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet. Government officials have quietly adopted an emergency plan in case the smoldering embers ever reach the waste, a potentially "catastrophic event" that could send up a plume of radioactive smoke over a densely ...


    By Associated Press

  • SOTKON implemented an experimental project of underground container systems for the collection of municipal solid waste

    Cúcuta is the capital, the most populated city of the administrative division called Norte de Santander and the sixth most populous of Colombia. About two years ago, SOTKON implemented an experimental project of underground container systems for the collection of municipal solid waste (MSW) in order to test the effective reduction of operating costs and improvement of health and safety ...


    By Sotkon Waste Systems

  • EPA strengthens underground storage tank requirements to improve prevention and detection of leaks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) is strengthening the federal underground storage tank (UST) requirements to improve prevention and detection of petroleum releases from USTs which are one of the leading sources of groundwater contamination. EPA’s action will strengthen existing requirements and help ensure all USTs in the United States meet the same release protection standards. ...

  • Eaton’s Berea, Ohio Plant Recognized for Reducing Waste, GHG Emissions through Zero Waste-to-Landfill Program

    Power management company Eaton is recognizing its hydraulics facility in Berea, Ohio for achieving “zero waste-to-landfill” by nearly eliminating all wastes sent to landfills through recycling, re-use, new work processes and other means. The Berea plant is the first Eaton facility in Ohio to be recognized for zero waste to landfill. Together, more than 50 Eaton sites around the world ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Report: Mix of cat litter, salts caused nuclear-dump mishap

    An incompatible combination of nitrate salts and organic cat litter is to blame for a mishap that forced the closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, according to findings released Thursday by an independent team of experts from national laboratories around the country. The technical team was charged by the U.S. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Japan audit: Millions of dollars wasted in Fukushima cleanup

    Japanese government auditors say the operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant has wasted about a fifth of the 350 billion yen ($3 billion) it has spent to clean up the plant after it was destroyed by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. A Board of Audit report described various expensive machines and untested measures that ended in failure. It also said the cleanup work has been dominated ...


    By Associated Press

  • Eaton’s Aerospace Facility in Titchfield Honored for Reducing Waste Through Zero Waste-to-Landfill Program

    Eaton is honoring employees at its aerospace facility in Titchfield, U.K., for achieving "zero waste-to-landfill" by nearly eliminating all wastes sent to landfills through strategies such as recycling, re-use and new work processes. Eaton is encouraging its manufacturing sites to achieve zero waste-to-landfill as part of its waste management program and also as a means to reduce the release of ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Message from DOE on the Hanford Consent Decree

    One of the Department of Energy’s most important tasks is to clean up the legacy of nuclear materials production during World War II and the Cold War. At the Hanford site in Washington State, the Department is responsible for treating 56 million gallons of chemical ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • U.S. EPA to Excavate Four Underground Tanks, Up to 5,000 Gallons Each, at Former Gas Station in Fresno

    On Wednesday, U.S. EPA will remove three 4,000-5,000 gallon underground tanks which held gasoline or diesel fuel and one 280 gallon waste-oil underground tank from a former gas station in Fresno, Calif. EPA contractors will also take water and soil samples to evaluate whether the storage tanks have leaked. If the tanks leaked, EPA and the state and regional water boards will assess the level of ...

  • Cleaned tidy!

    By an integrated pneumatic press-in device in the funnel also materials difficult to grip are fed into the cutting unit. The cutting unit ensures efficient and safe destruction of hospital waste. With the spraying device installed, it is possible to wash the aggregates after the shredding process. In this project, the task was to develop a compact version with a few surfaces. It was ...

  • GAO Report: Drinking Water at Risk from Underground Fracking Waste Injection

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s program to protect drinking water sources from the underground injection of fracking waste needs improvement, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Underground injection of fracking waste has been linked to drinking water contamination and induced earthquakes around the country. The GAO report is online here: ...

  • Underground lab tackles Japan nuclear waste issue

    Reindeer farms and grazing Holstein cows dot a vast stretch of rolling green pasture here on Japan's northern tip. Underground it's a different story. Workers and scientists have carved a sprawling laboratory deep below this sleep dairy town that, despite government reassurances, some of Horonobe's 2,500 residents fear could turn their neighborhood into a nuclear waste storage site. "I'm ...


    By Associated Press

  • SOTKON Payt System Tested In The Algarv

    In collaboration with EMARP (the municipal company for the management of water and waste in Portimão), SOTKON Portugal is testing the efficiency and response from the public to a set of containers equipped with a charging system by the deposited amount of solid waste, commonly known as Payas-You-Throw or PAYT system.  It is an innovative method when applied ...


    By Sotkon Waste Systems

  • Officials Eye 6 Barrels Tied to Nuke Dump Leak

    Scientists investigating a mysterious radiation leak at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump have identified five other potentially explosive containers of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory that are being stored at a site in West Texas, New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn told a legislative panel Tuesday. Flynn ...


    By Associated Press

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