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2008-06-17 18:00:17

To: LEGAL AFFAIRS EDITORS Contact: Yusill Scribner or Rebekah Carmichael, +1-212-637-2600, both of the U.S. Department of Justice NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States has settled environmental claims of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Commerce, and the Department of the Interior, brought against chapter 11 debtors Dana Corporation and 40 affiliated companies (Dana), under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and...

2008-06-15 15:00:37

By Aaron Besecker, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 15--The outlook appears promising for some brownfield sites in Niagara County, but the redevelopment of several may not happen for a long time, if ever. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has 15 sites in the county in its Superfund Program, designed for the most seriously contaminated sites. Each is classified as "a significant threat to public health and the environment." Most have been known about for years and will...

2007-11-19 12:00:25

By Joe Walker, The Paducah Sun, Ky. Nov. 19--CALVERT CITY, Ky. -- Cleanup workers will start looking for groundwater contamination next year after they demolish the LWD Inc. plant that burned hazardous waste for four decades before going bankrupt. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials project it will take six months to finish removing three incinerators, equipment and buildings. The work began in mid-September. They will then sample groundwater, soil and sediment. "I'm eager...

2007-02-08 21:00:16

By Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer An agreement approved Tuesday by the Wauconda village board regarding a federal Superfund site brings a controversial issue one step closer to resolution. Trustees unanimously approved a consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the former Wauconda Sand & Gravel landfill at Bonner and Garland roads. "We've already done what the consent decree has asked us to do," said Wauconda Mayor Sal Saccomanno after the meeting....

2005-09-12 18:57:45

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressmen from Mississippi and Texas asked President George W. Bush on Monday to seek the reversal of proposed closures for two Gulf Coast naval bases, saying the closures would further delay disaster response in the region. In a letter, Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott, a Republican, and Texas Rep. Solomon Ortiz, a Democrat, asked Bush to demand that the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) reconsider its recommendation to close the Pascagoula...

2005-08-26 21:52:19

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An independent panel reviewing closings of U.S. military bases on Friday rejected the proposed shutdown of a politically sensitive air base and reversing some cutbacks for Air National Guard units. Completing its review, the Defense Realignment and Closure Commission dealt a blow to the Pentagon by voting to keep open South Dakota's Ellsworth Air Force Base, sparing the state's new Republican senator a political defeat. But the panel approved...

2005-08-24 12:07:34

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. review panel waded through Pentagon Army and Navy base closure proposals on Wednesday, voting to shutter some big facilities but sparing America's oldest submarine base at Groton, Connecticut, and a Maine shipyard. The Base Realignment and Closure Commission backed the proposed closure of Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, and a raft of other Army and Navy facilities in deliberations over the first round of base closures in a decade. The plan aims to save money...

2005-07-19 14:51:20

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's scientific and technical decisions in assessing risks to human health from pollution at a Superfund site in the Coeur d'Alene River Basin have been generally sound, says a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council. And the agency's remediation plans for residential areas should adequately protect residents against the most serious health threats, provided floods do not recontaminate cleaned-up areas. However, the...

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2004-12-06 12:25:42

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Lycoming County officials and scientists are testing technology they hope will turn organic waste into profitable byproducts. One of the technologies, a metal tank called a Drygester, is designed to break down organic waste anaerobically - without oxygen. Manufactured by Young Industries in Muncy, it is one of six systems Bucknell and Vanderbilt University researchers are testing in conjunction with county engineer Michael D. Hnatin. The tests will determine which...