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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.

Utility Must Properly Manage Hazardous Waste, Pay $39K Penalty Under EPA Settlement

Southern California Edison will pay a $39,127 penalty to settle federal charges that it improperly managed hazardous waste on Catalina Island.

Investigators Find Hazardous Waste Violations at ABC Labs

Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories has agreed to pay a $19,040 civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste at each facility. The settlement comes after the EPA Region 7 conducted compliance evaluation inspections at ABC … Read more »

Waste Management Sees Coal Ash Disposal Opportunities

Waste Management is expecting to see a significant growth in its sales if a pending EPA rule requiring coal-fired power plants to dispose of ash byproduct in engineered landfills is passed, according to Bloomberg. According to David Steiner of Waste Management, the EPA rule will most likely require coal ash … Read more »

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Understanding Hazardous Waste Treatment

The EPA’s definition of waste treatment can be confusing and potentially costly, so it is important that hazardous waste generators be clear as to what activities might be considered as treatment of hazardous waste, according to Pollution Engineering. Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, treating a waste means changing … Read more »

EPA Moves Hazardous Waste E-Manifest System Forward

The EPA has issued a final rule that it says is a crucial step in developing a national electronic manifest (e-Manifest) system, which will upgrade the current paper-based system of tracking hazardous waste to an electronic one. The final rule authorizes the use of e-Manifests to track hazardous wastes under … Read more »

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Industry Could Save $27.8 Million Under EPA Solvent Wipes Rule

The EPA has reduced a regulatory burden for industrial facilities using solvent wipes in a move the agency says will save industry between $21.7 million and $27.8 million per year. The final rule modifies the hazardous waste management regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to conditionally exclude … Read more »

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