Weekly News Bulletin: May 18-24, 2004


Maryland Company Seeks To Operate Landfill With Oklahoma Tribe

The Halle Companies of Silver Spring, Md. is hoping to work with the Delaware Nation Indian tribe of Anadarko, Oklahoma to build a construction landfill in Anne Arundel County, Md. The tribe could collect at least $1.4 million from the arrangement. However, state and local officials contend the agreement is an attempt to avoid both zoning and environmental laws. Halle Companies would turn over the property to the Delaware Nation, which would pay nothing for the land; the two entities would jointly own the landfill business...Read More »



Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Against Landfill Owner

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that Hamden landfill owner Joseph J. Farricelli must clean up his facility and pay $3.7 million in penalties. The court's unanimous ruling arose from a February 1998 consent order Faricelli signed, then failed to comply with. The order demanded that Faricelli cease unsanctioned activity at the landfill and clean up an estimated 15 million tires...Read More »



Denver, Waste Management Pay Penalty Over Landfill Cleanup

The city of Denver and Waste Management Inc. will pay a $265,000 penalty for violations of cleanup requirements at the Lowry Landfill Superfund site in Arapahoe County. The fine arose as the result of alleged mismanagement of gas emitted by the 480-acre site between August 1998 and January 1999. Denver and Waste Management are facing an EPA lawsuit over an estimated $19 million in cleanup costs at the landfill...Read More »



Startech Will Develop Two Plasma Converters In Poland

Startech Environmental Corporation (OTC: STHK) has won two $140 million contracts to develop Plasma Converter Systems at MSW processing facilities in Poland. The first contract will involve the installation of a 300 ton-per-day system in Skierbreszow, Poland. The second, also a 300 ton-per-day converter, will be located in Karlino, Poland. Company officials hope the converters will serve as a model and example for the rest of Europe in determining waste management options...Read More »



Versar Wins $3 Million Environmental Support Contract

Versar, Inc. (Amex: VSR) has won an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity task order contract from the Baltimore District of the Corps of Engineers to provide environmental support services at Fort Meade, Maryland and other mid-Atlantic military installations. The contract's value is $3 million over the three-year period, and its first task order is an environmental investigation of the former Nike Missile Fire Control Site at Fort Meade...Read More »



Beijing Prepares To Develop Asia's Largest Incinerator

The city of Beijing, China will build a new incinerator in its Minhang District, one which will be the largest of its kind in Asia. Owned by Shanghai Environment Investment Company, the incinerator will be able to handle 3,000 tons of waste per day and generate 270 million kilowatt-hours of power each year. The plant will cost an estimated $180 million, and awaits approval from national environmental authorities...Read More »


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