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Mining Company Releases 10M Gallons of Water, Muck To Rescue Worker

Mining Company Releases 10M Gallons of Water, Muck To Rescue Worker

To save a contractor whose bulldozer slid into a retention pond at the Hi-Crush frac sand mining facility in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, company officials released about 10 million gallons of process water.

Ultra-Containment Berm

Modular Berm Provides Versatile Spill Containment

A new modular berm provides versatile spill containment that can be reused and easily modified, says environmental compliance company UltraTech International, which produces the product. The Ultra-Containment Berm, Modular Model (also known as the Gorilla Berm), uses triangular-shaped, polymer-coated foam support blocks for sidewall structure and a heavy duty PVC … Read more »

EPA Spills 3M Gallons of Wastewater into Animas River

More than 3 million gallons of mustard-colored wastewater has poured into the Animas River in San Juan County, Colorado, since Aug. 5 as the result of the Gold King Mine spill caused by the EPA. A team from the EPA was investigating contamination at the abandoned mine when loose material that … Read more »

W.Va Spill Sparks Calls for TSCA Reform

The lack of toxicity data on chemicals spilled into West Virginia drinking water last month demonstrates the need to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, congressmen have argued – and the chemical industry is also pushing for changes. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA – pictured, in a file photo), ranking member … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Efficiency ‘Under-Enforced,’ FERC Nominee Under Fire

The Energy Department’s appliance efficiency program is not adequately enforced, which could result in consumers buying products that do not meet minimum standards, the DOE’s Office of Inspector General said in a report. The DOE has also been late by one year, on average, in approving rule-making for a number of … Read more »

Emergency Services ‘Increasingly Charging’ for Spill Clean-Up

Budgetary belt-tightening is prompting an increasing number of fire services and other emergency responders to start levying clean-up charges on companies spilling hazardous materials, according to environmental claims management specialist Spill Center. Many states and municipalities have statutes on the books that allow for the recovery of “necessary and reasonable” costs … Read more »

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