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EPA Allows Samsung Austin Semiconductor to Delist Former ‘Hazardous Waste’

EPA Allows Samsung Austin Semiconductor to Delist Former ‘Hazardous Waste’

Samsung Austin Semiconductor no longer needs to consider copper filter cake as hazardous waste and is able to disregard the requirements of hazardous waste regulations for that substance, thanks to a

Hazardous Waste Rule Restored, Gives Businesses More Control

Hazardous Waste Rule Restored, Gives Businesses More Control

A prior rule that gives businesses more discretion when deciding which company will collect and recycle their solid hazardous waste has been restored by a DC Circuit judge panel. Though the judging panel upheld most of the EPA’s 2015 rule on the definition of solid waste, it ruled that portions … Read more »

Dollar General Fails to Train Staff in Hazardous Waste Disposal, Settles Lawsuit for $1.12M

Dollar General Fails to Train Staff in Hazardous Waste Disposal, Settles Lawsuit for $1.12M

Inadequate employee training has led Dollar General parent company to pay $1.125 million as a settlement in a lawsuit filed by Kern County, CA; the lawsuit alleged that Dollar General retail stores throughout the state illegally disposed of hazardous waste over a five-year period. Undercover inspections of waste bins at retail … Read more »

Pepco, Innophos Pay Millions in Water Pollution, Hazardous Waste Settlements

Pepco, Innophos Pay Millions in Water Pollution, Hazardous Waste Settlements

Under two unrelated settlement, Pepco will pay $1.6 million and Innophos will pay $1.4 million to resolve alleged Clean Water Act and hazardous waste violations, respectively.

Companies Pay $40 Million in Superfund Site Settlement

Companies Pay $40 Million in Superfund Site Settlement

Nearly two dozen companies will pay more than $40 million to clean up a superfund site in Rhode Island after disposing hazardous waste at the site, which environmental regulators say contaminated the soil, groundwater and surface water.

GPS Trackers Deployed to Verify E-Waste Recyclers’ Performance

Electronics certification recycling program e-Stewards, managed by the Basel Action Network (BAN), has begun regularly using GPS-based tracking devices placed into used electronic equipment to verify the performance of certified e-Stewards recyclers. The e-waste recycling program says this makes is the only electronics recycling certification in the world to use … Read more »