Latest Creosote Stories

2009-11-10 11:26:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two companies and the city of St. Maries, Idaho, have agreed to clean up a superfund site in St. Maries at a cost estimated at more than $12 million, the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today.

2009-09-11 14:21:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Newark grand jury indicted three individuals for their participation in fraud and kickback conspiracies related to contracts at a U.S.

2009-07-13 13:24:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An employee of a Sewell, N.J., sub-contractor that provided temporary electrical services was sentenced today to serve 20 months in jail for his role in a kickback and fraud scheme at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated Superfund site in New Jersey, the Department of Justice announced.

2009-07-06 13:03:00

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A former executive of Bennett Environmental Inc. (BEI), a Canadian-based company that treats and disposes of contaminated soil, pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to pay kickbacks and commit fraud at the U.S.

2009-07-02 13:41:37

Scientists and environmental activists hailed the removal of tons of toxic mud from the bottom of the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake, Va. The removal marks the start of a $1.2 million cleanup environmentalists have been seeking for years, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot said Thursday.

2009-06-25 12:17:00

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The co-owner of a Martinsville, N.J., landscaping company pleaded guilty to participating in a fraud conspiracy at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-designated Superfund site, Federal Creosote, located in Manville, N.J., the Department of Justice announced today.

2009-04-06 07:45:46

As the US Southwest grew warmer from 18,700 to 10,000 years ago, juniper trees vanished from what is now the Mojave Desert, robbing packrats of their favorite food. Now, University of Utah biologists have narrowed the hunt for detoxification genes that let the rodents eat toxic creosote bushes that replaced juniper.

2009-03-04 13:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Middlesex, N.J., industrial pipes, valves and fittings supply company and its co-owner pleaded guilty today to participating in a fraud conspiracy at two U.S.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.