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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  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 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 ...

  • European Commission to take Greece to court over hazardous waste

    The European Commission has decided to take legal action against Greece in two cases where EU rules to protect the environment are being violated. The cases concern hazardous waste management and bird conservation. The Commission is taking Greece to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over its failure to adopt and implement appropriate legislation for hazardous waste treatment, and over a ...

  • EPA Proposes New Protections for International Hazardous Waste Shipments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing enhancements to the oversight of hazardous waste shipments to help ensure safe management of imported and exported hazardous wastes. “When hazardous waste is shipped across multiple countries there can be a higher risk of mismanagement from unsafe transport, recycling and disposal practices,” said Mathy Stanislaus, assistant ...

  • U.S. EPA settles with East Bay MUD over hazardous waste violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) for improper management of hazardous waste at its Oakland wastewater treatment plant. The public utility agreed to pay a $99,900 penalty. EPA conducted a site inspection at EBMUD wastewater treatment plant in 2014 under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and ...

  • Puget sound Naval Shipyard pays $56,000 for hazardous waste violations (WA)

    The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility has agreed to pay $56,000 for hazardous waste violations at its facility in the Bremerton Naval Complex, according to an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In January 2009, inspectors from the Washington State Department of Ecology and EPA found violations of hazardous waste management laws at the shipyard, ...

  • EPA Proposes Mass. Hazardous Waste Site to Superfund’s National Priorities List

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a Franklin, Mass. hazardous waste site to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites. The Superfund program, a federal program established by Congress in 1980, investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country and converts them into productive local resources by ...

  • EPA announces next steps on two hazardous waste rules

    EPA is announcing next steps on two hazardous waste rules to respond to concerns raised by stakeholders: the Definition of Solid Waste rule and the Emission Comparable Fuels rule. EPA is planning to hold a public meeting to discuss possible revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule in response to an administrative petition asking the agency to reconsider and repeal the rule.  ...

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