Weekly News Bulletin: Apr. 13-19, 2004


Simon Property, Waste Management Strike Strategic Agreement

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) (www.simon.com) and Waste Management Inc. (NYSE:WMI) (www.wm.com) have entered into a strategic partnership. The partnership will include waste removal and management for more than 190 Simon malls and community centers in the United States. In addition to providing waste removal, Waste Management will work with Simon to develop a comprehensive environmental services program...Read More »



RecycleNet Kicks Off Waste.Net Network

RecycleNet Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: GARM) has launched Waste.Net (www.waste.net), an umbrella network of regional waste exchanges designed to aid companies, governments, and private citizens in waste minimization efforts. The free buy/sell/trade exchange offers available industrial waste, byproducts, and other items...Read More »



EMS Acquires Remediation Equipment Company

Environmental Management Solutions has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Environmental Remediation Equipment Inc., an environmental remediation specialist. EMS will pay net consideration of $1.6 million in cash and 100,000 EMS common shares. ERE's fiscal revenues for 2003 were approximately $1.8 million...Read More »



Ohio Environmental Commission Approves Waste Management Transfer Station

The Ohio Environmental Appeals Review Commission has decided in favor of Waste Management of Ohio's request for a license to operate a transfer station at the site of its former Environmental Land Development Association landfill in Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Board of Health denied the license in 2002, saying that Waste Management was not competent to run the facility; the state panel ruled that city officials did not adequately justify their decision. The city has announced its intention to appeal...Read More »



New Jersey Landfill Trust Will Open Books

The group that administers the GEMS Landfill Superfund site in Camden County, N.J. will have to disclose its finances. The federal Environmental Protection Agency has begun an audit of the GEMS Phase II Trust, which has proposed a controversial plan to discharge contaminated groundwater from the site into Camden's sewer system. The EPA has supported the plan, but local residents fear that residents could be exposed to radioactivity if the sewers back up, and want the waste treated on-site...Read More »



Georgia EPD Denies Permit For Taliaferro County Landfill

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has denied a permit to Complex Environmental Inc. to develop a 1,031-acre landfill in Taliaferro County. Last October, Taliaferro's three commissioners spent several hours in jail for refusing to comply with a judge's order to sign a letter saying the landfill met county zoning regulations. The company plans to appeal...Read More »



RMT Wins National Award For Landfill GTE Project

RMT has won a National Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies for its landfill gas-to-energy project in Antioch, Ill. Working in conjunction with Antioch High School at the closed HOD landfill, RMT installed twelve 30-kW Capstone MicroTurbines, providing 360 kW of power for the school. Antioch is the first school in the country to use landfill gas for heat and electrical production...Read More »



Environmental Groups Seek To Defeat President Bush

Several environmental groups, including the League of Conservation Voters, the Friends of the Earth Action, and the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, have established a coalition with the singular goal of defeating President George W. Bush in the 2004 election. The "Environmental Victory Project" will focus on four so-called "battleground" states-Florida, New Mexico, Oregon, and Wisconsin-and target independent, swing voters...Read More »



End-Of-Quarter Reports

Gundle/SLT Environmental, Inc. (NYSE: GSE) has announced its results for the first quarter of 2004, reporting a net loss of $3.0 million, compared to a net loss of $1.7 million in 2003. Revenue for the quarter was $35.6 million, down from $39.1 million…American Ecology reported net income of $2.4 million for the first quarter, compared to a net loss of $17.2 million for the first quarter of 2003. Revenue rose to $13.9 million in the quarter, up from $10.8 million in the same quarter last year...Read More »


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