Weekly News Bulletin: Jan. 16-22, 2003


Environmental Quality Launches New Transfer Facility

The Environmental Quality Company is launching a new full service transfer, storage and disposal facility to serve the Atlantic Coast states. EQ purchased the facility, which is located in Apex, North Carolina, and will open it as EQ North Carolina later this month. The 4.5-acre facility, located between Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte, has a RCRA permit to store, bulk, and transfer more than 600 industrial and hazardous wastes codes. Its permitted storage capacity is 2,100 drums. In addition to drum management, EQ North Carolina will also offer specialized services such as lab packing, industrial cleaning, remediation management and emergency response planning and implementation...Read More »



Arcadis Announces Hiring of New Practice Director

Arcadis (NASDAQ: ARCAF) has announced that Dennis Kamber has joined the firm as the corporate Water and Waste Business Practice Director for the United States. Kamber will oversee Arcardis' expanding domestic water and waste practice, and will be based in Baltimore, Maryland. Kamber is a civil engineering graduate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he currently chairs the College of Engineering Advisory Board. Arcadis is a global service provider in the fields of infrastructure, buildings, environment and communications...Read More »



Waste Management Joins Chicago Climate Exchange

Waste Management Inc. (NYSE: WMI) is one of 14 companies to join the Chicago Climate Exchange as a founding member. CCX is a non-governmental entity established to develop a voluntary marketplace for reducing and trading greenhouse gas emissions. In July 2001, Waste Management became one of the original design phase members of CCX. Waste Management committed to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases by four percent below the average of its 1998-2001 baseline by 2006, the last year of the pilot program. Waste Management also will be able to receive credit for its reductions and to buy and sell credits in order to find the most cost-effective way of achieving reductions...Read More »



Black & Veatch Creates New Enterprise Consulting Division

Black & Veatch Corporation has announced the creation of its new Enterprise Consulting Division and the appointment of Rodger E. Smith, a former director in management consulting from PriceWaterhouseCoopers, to lead it. Smith has also held senior management positions with Southern Company, a large U.S. electric utility. The Enterprise Consulting Division will provide business consulting services to electric and water utilities. The Enterprise Consulting Division is being formed to meet demand by utilities for strategic consulting services in light of market and regulatory changes, regionalization issues, new technologies and the need to manage assets...Read More »



Akron Landfill Expansion Finally Put To Rest

The cities of Akron and Cuyahoga Falls and Waste Management have announced that there will be no expansion of the now-closed Hardy Road landfill, bringing to an end a contentious issue that has divided the cities. Akron and Waste Management plan to build a garbage-transfer station in South Akron. For now, Summit County's trash will be shipped to a landfill in Stark County and perhaps elsewhere...Read More »



Shaw Group Wins Possible $125m Navy Contract

The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SGR) has announced that its Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Division was awarded a contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command's Atlantic Division, for environmental remediation services. The five-year contract has a potential value of up to $125 million. The sites will include those ranked on the Superfund list, as well as non-Superfund sites. The work will be performed at various Navy and Marine Corps installations in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia and is to be completed by January 2008...Read More »



TRC, Lockheed Work Together To Clean Seattle Superfund Site

TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) for the cleanup of the former Lockheed Shipyard unit of the Harbor Island Superfund Site located in Seattle, Wash. The contract is valued at $26.7 million. TRC will be responsible for remediation of the site, including pier demolition, bulkhead replacement, dredging and disposal of sediments and the construction of a cap overlying the remaining sediments. The design and construction portion of the work will end in roughly two years, and maintenance and monitoring will continue for 25 years...Read More »



WGI, CH2M, BWX Team For Ohio DOE Cleanup Work

Washington Group International, Inc. (OTCBB: WGII) is teaming with CH2M Hill and BWX Technologies on an environmental closure contract from the U.S. Department of Energy for environmental restoration at the Miamisburg Closure Project in Ohio. The contract value is approximately $314 million. The contract calls for the demolition of 66 facilities, including the removal of all above-ground utilities and structures at the former nuclear weapons material processing site. All hazardous and radioactive waste will be processed and shipped offsite. The work is to be completed by March 31, 2006...Read More »


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