Weekly News Bulletin: Apr. 20-26, 2004


SCS Engineers Prepares 80 Landfills' Air Quality SSM Plans

SCS Engineers of Long Beach, Calif. has prepared approximately 80 start-up, shutdown, and malfunction (SSM) plans for various landfills throughout the United States, in compliance with new maximum achievable control technology (MACT) air quality requirements. Landfills that fall under the MACT rule must develop and implement a SSM plan. Each SSM project plan cost from from $4,000 to $7,000...Read More »



DirtMarket Network Expands To Atlanta

The DirtMarket, an online earthwork materials exchange designed to aid the construction industry in reducing excavation costs and waste, has expanded into the metropolitan Atlanta area. Located at www.dirtmarket.com, the network provides real-time information about available and necessary materials such as dirt, rock, sand, and gravel. The Atlanta market is particularly ripe for DirtMarket's services, as the National Association of Home Builders has reported that the city has led the nation in housing activity for 13 years...Read More »



Shaw/EMCON Subsidiary Establishes Leachate Evaporator In China

Shaw EMCON/OWT's product subsidiary, LFG Specialties LLC, has signed a contract with Beijing Er Qing Environmental Engineering Group Co. to develop a landfill leachate evaporator (E-Vap) system at Anding Landfill near Beijing, China. LFG Specialities will provide a 10,000-gallon-per-day E-Vap and an 8-foot-diameter enclosed flare system. The project is scheduled for startup by the end of summer 2004...Read More »



End-Of-Quarter Reports

Allied Waste Industries (NYSE: AW) reported a net loss, after paying preferred dividends, of $2.4 million, or $0.01 per share, in the first quarter of 2004, as compared to a net profit of $42.2 million, or $0.22 per share, with the differential primarily due to early repayment of debt. Revenue rose to $1.275 billion from $1.231 billion in the first quarter of 2003...Read More »



Appliance Recycling Wins EPA Ozone Protection Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Appliance Recycling Centers of America and Southern California Edison Company a Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award. The companies were honored for recovering 23 tons of ozone-depleting materials through SCE's residential refrigerator and freezer recycling program. Since 1994, ARCA has recycled more than 400,000 refrigerators and freezers...Read More »



Maxus Explores Ewaste Possibilities In Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Maxus Technology Corporation of Morgan Hill, Calif. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico to explore opportunities in eWaste recycling, including the development of eWaste recycling programs and asset recovery programs. Maxus plans to use its connections with Nuevo Leon to explore eWaste solutions for Mexican multinational companies in the region...Read More »



Personnel News

Paul M. Watson has joined the Board of Directors of Norcal Waste Systems after retiring from Wells Fargo Bank, where he headed the Commercial Banking Groupů Foster Wheeler Ltd. has announced that Peter D. Rose has been appointed vice president of Internal Audit and chief corporate compliance officer of Foster Wheeler Inc., and Lisa Fries Gardner, who is currently the vice president and secretary of the company, has been appointed chief governance officer...Read More »


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