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2008-10-04 00:00:13

By Anonymous Free use of the city of St. Joseph's landfill began Wednesday and ends Tuesday. The semiannual Clean Sweep program allows city residents to make multiple trips in a day with the same vehicle, but they can only use the service two days out of the calendar year. All yard waste, trash and appliances will be accepted at the city landfill from St. Joseph residents. Yard waste must be separated from trash. The landfill is open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and...

2008-10-03 18:00:15

By LIZ WALKER LANDFILL bosses have come under fire after a controversial site was found to have fallen short of environmental standards. The Environment Agency found the SITA UK facility at Path Head, near Ryton, Gateshead, had breached four conditions of its licence. Following a petition from residents, the European Commission has promised to visit the site to investigate further and consider suspending work. The breaches related to litter that had blown on to nearby streets and...

2008-10-03 00:00:11

By Anonymous Free use of the city of St. Joseph's landfill began Wednesday and ends next Tuesday. The semiannual Clean Sweep program allows city residents to make multiple trips in a day with the same vehicle, but they can only use the service two days out of the calendar year. All yard waste, trash and appliances will be accepted at the city landfill from St. Joseph residents. Yard waste must be separated from trash. The landfill is open from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday...

2008-10-02 21:00:18

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear cases that could put new limits on claims against companies for cleaning up federal Superfund sites. Legal Newsline reported Thursday that the high court agreed to hear the case involving Shell Oil Co. and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. The court will consider whether the federal government can recover cleanup costs from companies even if they are not directly responsible for contamination of a federal Superfund site. Shell, which...

2008-09-30 12:00:26

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Mick Hans, +1-312-353-5050, hans.mick@epa.gov, or Susan Pastor, +1-312-353-1325, pastor.susan@epa.gov, both of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 CHICAGO,Sept. 30/PRNewswire-USNewswire/--U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has selected a plan to clean up mirex- contaminated soil and sediment in two creeks near the Nease Chemical Superfund site in Columbiana County, Ohio. EPA evaluated three cleanup options and held a public comment...

2008-09-17 16:51:18

By ALLISON BOURG Staff Writer The cleanup of the Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard, in the works for six years, is one step close to completion. The Coast Guard yesterday signed an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to move forward with the cleanup of the yard, which was added to the Superfund National Priorities List in September 2002. Jerry Hoover, remedial project manager overseeing the site for the EPA, said two of the primary areas for contamination, an old fire burn...

2008-09-12 12:00:18

CHICAGO, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has selected a $17.9 million cleanup plan for the South Minneapolis Residential Soil Contamination Superfund site in Minneapolis. Several informational meetings will be scheduled in October to discuss next steps. The plan, called a Record of Decision, was EPA's recommended option among six cleanup alternatives presented during a 30-day public comment period this past June and July. A public meeting...

2008-09-08 15:00:33

Alexco Resource Corp. (TSX: AXR)(AMEX: AXU) ("Alexco") is pleased to announce the successful completion by Alexco Resource U.S. Corp. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Alexco) of an emergency pit lake treatment environmental services contract at the Barite Hill gold mine that was abandoned in the 1990s near McCormick, South Carolina. The pit lake contained about 60 million gallons of surface water and additionally impacted saturated waste rock fill areas, all of which contained highly...

2008-09-04 09:00:22

By MERLE MONAHAN By Merle Monahan Correspondent FRANKLIN International Paper of Franklin has long been recognized as an outstanding environmental steward, having won the Environmental Protection Agency's National Environmental Performance Track Outreach Award in 2005 and 2007 and the Virginia Governor's Environmental Excellence Award in 2006 and 2007. And its interest in protecting the environment hasn't ceased. For the past five years, IP worked through the Environmental...

2008-09-03 12:00:16

CHICAGO, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added the East Troy Contaminated Aquifer site in Troy, Ohio, to the Superfund National Priorities List. Three other sites in EPA Region 5 -- the Behr Dayton Thermal System VOC Plume site in Dayton, the New Carlisle Landfill in New Carlisle, Ohio, and the U.S. Smelter and Lead Refinery in East Chicago, Ind. -- were proposed for addition to the NPL. Sites on the list are eligible for additional study and...


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