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2014-09-26 16:21:35

Newest LGTE Projects Combine to Generate Enough Energy to Power 5,100 Homes in Bay Area Community MANTECA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today its latest Landfill Gas-To-Energy (LGTE) projects involving its Forward and Vasco Road Landfills, both located in the Bay Area. The combined projects will generate 8.6 megawatts of energy for the local electric grid, or enough energy to power more than 5,100 area homes annually....

2014-09-25 23:11:14

EPA Superfund (EPA ID: CA2570024453) Site LF-14 George Air Force Base in Victorville, CA utilizes 4 acres of HydroTurf™ as its landfill closure method Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 WatershedGeo recently closed EPA Superfund Site LF-14 at George Air Force Base with HydroTurf™ as its landfill closure medium. This site received all the Air Force base’s wastes (lube oil, paint, lacquer, naphthalene, PD-680, TCE, cleaning fluids, batteries, fire-fighting foam, hydraulic...

2014-09-20 23:00:26

A large proportion of waste generated by households and businesses continues to be treated and disposed of in landfill. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on Waste Treatment and Disposal Services industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 Increases in household, construction and commercial waste levels are contributing to greater waste treatment volumes. However, government regulations and higher landfill disposal costs...

2014-08-29 23:09:16

Berkeley County’s Landfill showcases the multiple benefits of ClosureTurf™ for improving stormwater quality, reducing odor, reducing cover maintenance and improving landfill gas collection over a traditional Subtitle D vegetative cap. Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Berkeley County Water and Sanitation recently announced the completion of a 10-acre long-term cover system at its landfill site in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. The site is the first application in the state to use...

2014-08-27 08:22:52

SHENYANG, China, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NF Energy Saving Corporation (NFEC) ("NF Energy" or the "Company"), a leading energy saving services and solutions provider for China's power, petrochemical, coal, metallurgy, construction, and municipal infrastructure development industries, today announced that the Company has developed a new solution to the disposal of landfill leachate. It has entered a new market in environmental protection. Leachate Concentration Harmless Dryer,...

2014-08-20 08:23:19

Tapping into 'oil fields of the future' is near term revenue opportunity for Bluesphere and helps meet White House's environmental goal for reduction in methane emissions EVEN YEHUDA, Israel, August 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluesphere Corp. [http://www.bluespherecorporate.com ] (OTCBB: BLSP) (the "Company" or "Bluesphere"), a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, today announced it is pursuing a strategy to work in partnership with...

2014-08-13 23:02:15

ClosureTurf™ Landfill Cover Creates Unique Platform for Solar Panels Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (CRRA) culminated the final phase of the Hartford Landfill closure, completed in June 2014, with a 40-acre cap utilizing ClosureTurf, a revolutionary three component erosion control closure system, topped by six acres of solar panels. After a 73-year existence as an “eyesore,” the state-owned landfill is now an example of innovation...

2014-07-31 23:17:23

Landfill Features All in One Final Landfill Cap for Erosion Control and a Gas Collection System Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 After combating nearly a decade of erosion control issues, Tangipahoa Parish Waste Facility (TPWF) of Independence, LA finally found long awaited success in covering the state-owned (parish-owned) landfill known as Cell 10 ( and 11) by installing ClosureTurf, an innovative three component final closure system. Prior to the closure, the 22-acre landfill was a...

2014-07-31 23:00:49

The BOMAG BC472RB refuse compactor offers the performance and durability of the company's larger machines, but in a more compact package. Kewanee, Illinois (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The BC472RB refuse compactor from BOMAG offers the performance and durability of the company’s larger machines, but in a more compact package. Ideal for smaller landfills, the 52,900-pound compactor offers a sealed frame design, outstanding operator comfort, easy maintenance access and superior compaction...

2014-07-31 08:27:41

Eight Individuals Recognized for Innovative Presentations in Orlando NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Waste360 Group--which serves the $85-billion solid waste and recycling industry through WasteExpo and Waste360--has announced eight award-winners from the 2014 Global Waste Management Symposium, held June 22-25 in Orlando, Florida. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140730/130975 "This year's Symposium was a great success, with a 35% increase in participation...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'