hazardous waste News

  • Hazardous waste in British Columbia

    The Government of British Columbia is working with the province’s environment industry to promote increased awareness of an important element of proper environmental stewardship, namely, the proper treatment, transportation and processing of hazardous wastes.The BC Ministry of the Environment is working with the BC Environment Industry Association (BCEIA), a not-for-profit association dedicated ...

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    By Ambiental Mente Ltda.

  • EPA to act on hazardous waste rules

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  has announced the next steps with respect to two hazardous waste rules to respond to concerns raised by stakeholders. These are: the Definition of Solid Waste Rule (DSW) and the Emission Comparable Fuels Rule (ECF).  Both the DSW and ECF rules, which were both pushed through during the waning days of the Bush administration, have been criticized as ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Defra presents new strategy for hazardous waste

    The Government has launched a new strategy for hazardous waste management in England in a bid to clarify how it plans to divert such waste from landfill and boost levels of reuse and recycling. The strategy has been produced to underpin the practical application of the revised European Union Waste ...

  • EPA strengthens transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening the regulations that govern the shipping of hazardous waste for recycling between the United States and other countries. The new measures are meant to increase the level of regulatory oversight, provide stricter controls, and greater transparency. The final rule announced today aligns EPA’s hazardous waste import/export/transit shipment ...

  • Final amendment to the US hazardous waste listing

    The US Environmental Protection Agency is amending the F019 hazardous waste listing to facilitate the use of aluminum in automobiles, light trucks and utility vehicles. This action will encourage motor vehicle manufacturers to use more aluminum parts, producing vehicles that are lighter. Lighter vehicles are capable of increased gas mileage and decreased exhaust air emissions, including ...

  • Change in hazardous waste regulations will help small businesses

    Site operators producing less than 500 kilograms of hazardous waste a year will no longer have to notify the Environment Agency that their site is producing hazardous waste, from April 6, because of an amendment to the 2005 Hazardous Waste Regulations. Under the current system, only site operators producing less than 200 kilograms of hazardous waste a year at a site are exempt from notification. ...

  • Somerset landowner fined for burying hazardous waste

    A landowner who buried asbestos and other demolition waste at a farm near Taunton, Somerset, has been ordered to pay £2,334.68 in fines and costs. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. Taunton Magistrates Court heard how Michael James obtained planning permission to convert the farm buildings at Allerford Farm, Taunton, into a mixture of industrial and residential units. James ...

  • Council agreements on air quality directive, hazardous waste

    Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas welcomed the political agreement by the Environment Council on the comprehensive new EU directive on air quality as well as its conclusions on hazardous waste movements. The air quality directive will for the first time regulate airborne levels of harmful fine dust particles, while also giving Member States some flexibility if they face difficulties in ...


  • EPA strengthens transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening the regulations that govern the shipping of hazardous waste for recycling between the United States and other countries. The new measures are meant to increase the level of regulatory oversight, provide stricter controls, and greater transparency. The final rule announced today aligns EPA’s hazardous waste import/export/transit ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Hazardous waste in the UK is not being treated properly

    According to the Environmental Services Association, an incalculable amount of hazardous waste is not being treated properly in the UK. A report by the Environmental Services Association (ESA) namely, Making Defra’s hazardous waste strategy a reality, the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • National lab reports violations of hazardous waste permit

    An extensive review at one of the nation's premier federal laboratories has turned up violations in how the lab handled hundreds of containers of radioactive waste over the past decade. The latest revelations are on top of the permit violations Los Alamos National Laboratory first reported last year in the wake of a radiation release at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA proposes adding hazardous pharmaceutical waste to universal waste rule

    To help provide a streamlined system for disposing of hazardous pharmaceutical waste that is protective of public health and the environment, the US Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add hazardous pharmaceutical waste to the Universal Waste Rule.  The proposed rule encourages generators to dispose of pharmaceutical waste that is classified as non-hazardous under the Resource ...

  • Waste Management and 3E Company announce retail hazardous waste compliance solutions

    Waste Management (NYSE:WM) and 3E Company, a Verisk Analytics company (NASDAQ:  VRSK), today announced their new Retail Hazardous Waste Compliance Solutions program, a comprehensive service that goes far beyond back-of-store waste pickups. The Hazardous Waste Compliance Solutions provide retailers with the critical data, tools, and 24/7 customer service support they need to implement a ...


    By 3E Company

  • EPA Settlement with Baltimore Companies Helps Provide Safe Handling of Hazardous Waste

    American Plating Service, Inc. and Monument Street Properties LLC have agreed to pay a $5,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste storage regulations at a commercial metal plating and finishing facility in Baltimore, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. In a separate agreement with EPA, the companies further agreed to conduct a facility investigation ...

  • Ontario`s hazardous waste program shouldn`t be shelved: ECO

    Ontario's program for managing hazardous waste is an important step in the right direction and should not be scrapped, says Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) Gord Miller in a new report. The report notes, however, that the program is not perfect, and offers recommendations for its improvement. Miller fears that recent controversy and confusion over the implementation of the second phase ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • New Haven Company Faces Fine for Hazardous Waste Violations

    A New Haven, Conn. company that makes door hardware faces a penalty of $64,495 from the US Environmental Protection Agency for violating state and federal hazardous waste laws. According to a complaint filed recently by EPA’s New England office, the Sargent Manufacturing Company failed to segregate containers of incompatible hazardous waste, failed to have an adequate hazardous waste ...

  • Kent hazardous waste company sparks fires, pays EPA penalty

    A Kent, Washington, hazardous waste management facility has agreed to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a $275,000 penalty for violating state and federal hazardous waste management laws. According to EPA, workers at Burlington Environmental caused two fires by mishandling hazardous waste and failing to comply with basic facility safety rules. “Improper hazardous waste handling ...

  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson settles with EPA for hazardous waste law violations

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage failed to comply with federal hazardous waste management laws and has agreed to pay a fine to resolve the violations, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The base has taken action to correct the violations and will pay a fine of over $21,000. “Careful hazardous waste management protects human lives and the ...

  • EPA requires Phoenix facility to safely handle hazardous waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined World Resources Company $39,900 for violations of hazardous waste laws. World Resources, located in Tolleson, Ariz. uses manufactured residues to produce metal concentrates and was fined $39,900 for violations of hazardous waste regulations. In this case, the violations stemmed from improper shipment of hazardous wastes. World Resources ...

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