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2010-06-21 12:54:00

Misconceptions Could Lead to Inappropriate Taxation, Loss of U.S. Jobs without Environmental Benefit ARLINGTON, Va., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wrote to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling for the reinstatement of Superfund taxes. American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO Cal Dooley issued the following statement: "EPA's call for the re-imposition of Superfund taxes is a lose-lose for the environment and the...

2010-06-15 15:54:00

Engineering, Technical Review of Plan to Follow HARRISBURG, Pa., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it has approved the environmental assessment of Alliance Sanitary Landfill's proposed expansion in Taylor Borough and Ransom Township, Lackawanna County. The assessment represents the first phase of the department's review of the proposal. "Alliance documented that the environmental, social and economic benefits clearly...

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. Carney Products Co. Ltd., the general partners of B.J. Carney & Co. LP, along with the city have agreed to clean up the St. Maries Creosote Superfund site in a settlement agreement filed late yesterday...

2009-08-17 09:00:00

MEADVILLE, Pa., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has approved the environmental assessment portion of a permit application by Waste Management Inc. to expand Lake View Landfill, a municipal waste landfill in Summit Township, Erie County. The environmental assessment, commonly referred to as the benefits-harms analysis, is the first step in DEP's two-step landfill permit application evaluation process. "The company has demonstrated that the...

2009-06-01 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-six companies allegedly responsible for hazardous contamination of soil and groundwater at the Breslube-Penn Superfund Site in Coraopolis, Pa., have agreed to cleanup up the site, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. According to the settlement filed in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Pennsylvania, the companies have agreed to fund and/or complete a $12 million cleanup at the...

2009-05-19 10:06:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific, a manufacturing company headquartered in Atlanta, has agreed to perform remedial work at an estimated cost of nearly $13 million to contain two former disposal areas within the Kalamazoo River Superfund site in Allegan and Kalamazoo Counties, Mich., the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. According to the settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, Mich.,...

2009-04-22 11:36:00

ATLANTA, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: PESI) today announced the receipt of 940 gallons of radioactive Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) liquids from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant located in Kevil, KY. This waste marks the first shipment to Perma-Fix of radioactive PCBs from the DOE under the Company's new authorization issued by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4. This authorization...

2009-03-19 05:00:00

President and Congress Take First Steps to Restore Polluter Pays Fees for Program FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice sheds light on the growing connections between global climate change, corporate bankruptcies and the crisis of the Federal Superfund toxic waste cleanup program. Superfund: In the Eye of the Storm reveals new threats from climate change-related hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding are damaging...

2008-12-09 14:45:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A multi-party settlement involving the federal government will ensure that cleanup efforts proceed at the Shpack Landfill Superfund site in the towns of Norton and Attleboro, Mass., the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The defendants signing the agreement include: the City of Attleboro, Mass.; Avnet Inc.; Bank of America N.A. (Trustee u/w of Lloyd G. Balfour); BASF Catalysts LLC (formerly known as...

2008-10-30 15:00:22

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal government, along with the state of Connecticut, has reached three related settlements with numerous responsible parties to ensure funding for environmental clean up activities at the Solvents Recovery Service of New England Superfund (SRSNE) site in Southington, Conn., the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. The site is the former location of a solvent recycling and resale facility that disposed...


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