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Veolia Buys Kurion for $350M, Expands Nuclear Waste Cleanup Biz

Veolia Buys Kurion for $350M, Expands Nuclear Waste Cleanup Biz

Veolia, the Paris-based waste and water giant, has bought Kurion, a nuclear waste cleanup firm based in California, for $350 million. Kurion was involved in stabilizing Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which failed after the 2011 tsunami. Veolia says the acquisition rounds out its nuclear cleanup services and it ... Read more »
Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Soot Ruling, Chemical Hearing, Quake Stops Fracking

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Soot Ruling, Chemical Hearing, Quake Stops Fracking

The US Court of Appeals in Washington ruled in favor of the EPA yesterday, finding that the agency didn’t violate rule-making procedures when it set standards for particulate matter emissions from new steam-generating power plants. The state of Texas and power company body the Utilities Air Regulatory Group had challenged the ... Read more »
Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Fracking Diesel, GM Corn, Fukushima

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Fracking Diesel, GM Corn, Fukushima

The EPA yesterday released revised underground injection control permitting guidance, along with an interpretative memorandum, for fracking wells that use diesel fuels. EPA developed the guidance to clarify how companies can comply with a law passed by Congress in 2005, which exempted hydraulic fracturing operations from the requirement to obtain a ... Read more »
Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Colo. Methane Limits, Tesla Fires, Yucca Mountain

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Colo. Methane Limits, Tesla Fires, Yucca Mountain

Colorado governor John Hickenlooper has proposed tough limits – stronger than federal standards – on leaks of methane and other gases from oil and gas wells and storage tanks, the New York Times reports. He developed the rules in negotiation with three major oil and gas developers: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Encana Corporation ... Read more »


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