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5 Mistakes that Lead to Hazardous Waste Fines

August 14, 2014

The website The Environmental Leader, a website dedicated to Environmental & Energy Management News published an article reviewing 5 environmental mistakes company’s make that lead to hazardous waste penalties. The VP of IDR Environmental Services, Richard Espinoza, explains that it’s challenging when trying to keep up with state and federal regulations. It’s easy to make …

Switching to Fluorescent Lights

August 12, 2014

An article from the Michigan State University Extension explained why making the change from incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs can save energy, and overall cost. It also presents new issues. It is explains that environmental effects arise with fluorescent bulbs. This is because they contain small traces of mercury. Mercury is classified under the EPA’s …

Native American Tribe Becomes First to Head Cleanup of Federal Hazardous Waste Site

April 14, 2014

An article posted  on Tulsa World’s website, an Oklahoma-based newspaper, dove into the details of this historic occurrence. The Quapaw Tribe has officially become the first Native American tribe to head the clean-up of a federal hazardous waste site. Quapaw, OK was once a mining site for zinc and lead from the 1930′s to the …

Fracking Waste Reaches Beyond Polluted Wells

March 10, 2014

An article published on the MinnPost goes into a detailed breakdown of the effects Fracking Waste is having on the countries natural water supply. Ron Meader discusses the amount of water that is used at these wells to complete extraction of natural gas. The process uses up to 1 to 7 million gallons per well. …

Fracking Waste Debated For Landfills

February 18, 2014

An article posted on the WCHS Charleston/Huntington’s Eye Witness News website reports on a debate going on with Fracking Waste For Landfills in the Charleston-Fayettville, WVA area. The debate is between city officials & communities in close proximity to the  state landfills fracking waste is currently being taken to. The issue lies with the motion to …

Handling Pesticide Containers After a Storm

February 13, 2014

Agri-View, a Wisconsin-based agriculture newspaper, recently published a guideline to handling pesticide containers after a storm. The article focuses on commercial agriculture products, and the threat posed by pesticide contamination by high winds and rain. After such occurrences, pesticide containers can be left broken, spilled, and/or pooling. Within this article there are procedures recommended to …

Hazardous Waste Management in the Retail Sector

February 7, 2014

An article published on the EPA’s website describes their response to the challenges the retail industry is facing when implementing hazardous waste regulations. The EPA has put in a request for the Notice of Data Availability (NODA) to better understand the retail sector’s operations in regards to the hazardous waste it generates. They will analyze …