hazardous waste News

  • Tracking the environmental performance of industry in Europe: new interactive country profiles

    Industry across Europe is responsible for more than half of all carbon dioxide, particulate matter and other key pollutants emitted into the air, according to updated industrial pollution country profiles published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The 33 profiles of the member countries of the EEA (EEA-33) give an updated snapshot of sources of industrial pollution across Europe. ...

  • ‘Edoc for hazardous waste’ being developed

    The UK’s four environmental agencies are working together to develop an electronic hazardous waste tracking system to replace the current paper-based consignment note system. A website for Hazdoc, similar to the electronic duty of care (Edoc) service, has been made but the service will not be operational until about 2019-20. This follows four events held in June and July across England, ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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 management from Intelex Technologies Inc.

    Each day organizations are confronted with the responsibility of effectively handling, tracking, and disposing of hazardous waste materials such as chemicals, water, and old computer equipment. To manage these hazardous items according to corporate standards and government regulations, organizations need a comprehensive set of tools that will enable them to manage, track, and report on the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Treating old railway sleepers as hazardous waste

    Wooden railway sleepers, or crossties, soaked in creosote are used in railway tracks across Europe. However, wooden sleepers are gradually being removed and disposed of, to be replaced with concrete ones. New research suggests that many of the wooden sleepers exceed the critical creosote limit set by the European Union and when they are disposed of they should be treated as hazardous waste. ...

  • 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)

  • 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 takes important step in implementing the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a final rule that is a crucial step in the development of a national electronic manifest (e-Manifest) system, which will upgrade the current paper-based system of tracking hazardous waste to an electronic one. “Today’s action is a key step in bringing the oversight of these potentially dangerous materials into the 21st ...

  • Texas Man Sentenced Gets Five Months Prison Time for Hazardous Waste Transport Crimes

    Dennis Rodriguez of El Paso, Texas, was sentenced yesterday to five months in prison for violating hazardous waste transport law while operating his company, North American Waste ...

  • US Ecology to Acquire Stablex Hazardous Waste Facility for $80 Million Canadian Dollars

    Purchase Expands Service Offering and Geographic Reach in Canada and Northeast U.S. BOISE, ID - US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL) ("the Company") today announced that it has entered into a definitive share purchase agreement to acquire Stablex Canada, Inc. ("Stablex"), a leading North American provider of hazardous waste services, for $80 million Canadian dollars ("CAD") cash. The transaction ...


    By US Ecology, Inc.

  • EPA Inspections Reveal Hazardous Waste Violations at University of Missouri-Kansas City Campus

    EPA Region 7 compliance evaluation inspections of the University of Missouri-Kansas City's (UMKC) Volker Campus and Dental School in Kansas City, Mo., revealed violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste. In a settlement filed recently by EPA in Lenexa, Kan., the university will pay a $32,679 civil penalty to the United ...

  • The waste trade – legal and illegal

    A new EEA report 'Waste without borders in the EU' examines the increase in cross-border waste shipments and the drivers behind them. It also reveals that the number of reported illegal shipments of waste is increasing. But while the European Union can do better in tracking electronic waste as well as other hazardous and problematic 'waste streams', almost all waste generated in the EU that needs ...

  • Medical waste was dumped on farm land

    A man’s farm became a dump when he allowed waste, including medical items, to be tipped and stored there without an environmental permit. Neil John Spooner was today (Wed) fined £2,000 for two offences at Little Tressells Farm, The Tye, Margaretting, Essex and was ordered to pay full costs of £2,900 by Chelmsford Crown Court. The court heard that a significant amount of mixed ...

  • Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013

    The Waste Framework Directive sets a legal obligation for European Union (EU) Member States to adopt waste prevention programmes by 12 December 2013. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has been asked to review the progress of the 'completion and implementation of the programmes' annually (EU, 2008). This report presents a first review of waste prevention programmes across Europe. The waste ...

  • Jim Cowhey Appointed CEO of WCA Waste Corporation

    WCA Waste Corporation ("WCA"), a vertically-integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, announced today that waste industry veteran James J. Cowhey, Jr. has been appointed as WCA's Chief Executive Officer. Cowhey joins WCA following the sale of Chicago-based Land and Lakes, Co. in September 2012, where he had served as President and CEO since 2001. Paul Mitchener, Managing Director, ...


    By WCA Waste Corporation

  • DOE Seeks Small Businesses for Waste Tracking Contract

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking Small Business Administration certified (8(a)) small business firms to provide DOE Transportation Tracking and Communications (TRANSCOM) Technical Support Services. A Requirements Contract will be awarded as a result of this RFP. The contract period of performance will be one year with four one-year option ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • ESS` Waste Reporter Downloads Point to Growing Trend

    Waste reporting tool experiences record downloads while organizations save time and money meeting EPA biennial reporting requirements TEMPE, Ariz. -- March 28, 2006 -- Six years ago, ESS decided to make a big difference in how hazardous waste was tracked and recorded. The company released Waste Reporter, a free new software product that could be downloaded from the company's website ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Quantum Compliance Launches Support Website for Waste Manifest Software

    Quantum Compliance launched a dedicated support website for its Uniform Hazard Waste Manifest web application on Monday. The site provides detailed information on the Quantum’s Waste Manifest software, including a free trial of the software. The US government and the EPA require completion of specific compliance forms before transporting any hazardous materials for disposal. Quantum’s ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • DOE Selects 8(a) Small Business to Provide Waste Tracking Services

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a competitive small business set-aside contract to Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe Enterprises Inc. (Ma-Chis) of Kinston, Alabama to provide DOE Transportation Tracking and Communications (TRANSCOM) Technical Support Services. This Requirements Contract has a value of up to $7.9 million, with a one-year performance period and four-one year ...


    By US Department of Energy

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