Weekly News Bulletin: Jun. 1-7, 2004


Connecticut Authority Rejects Hartford Landfill Expansion

The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority has rejected a controversial plan to increase the height of the Hartford landfill by another 50 feet. The board, seeking to restore its battered public image, decided that the expansion was not worth the cost and public effort. The landfill will now close in three years. The agency is trying to build public favor as it recovers from a failed deal with Enron that cost it $220 million in public money. The agency has been forced to recover the money by raising fees on its member towns...Read More »



Environmentalists Seek To Put San Diego-Area Landfill Issue On Ballot

A public interest group seeking to halt the development of the Gregory Canyon Landfill in San Diego County, Calif. believes it has amassed enough signatures to put the issue before voters. The ballot initiative seeks to overturn Proposition C, which was approved by 68 percent of San Diego's voters in 1994 and changed zoning regulations to allow the landfill. The 308-acre landfill would be located on 1,770 acres, but environmentalists say it threatens water sources and sacred Indian sites...Read More »



SSWM Begins Testing Of Rocket Propellant Remediation

Sub-Surface Waste Management of Delaware Inc. (OTCBB: SSWM) is demonstrating its proprietary technology for rapid, large-scale rocket propellant-impacted soil cleanup before a confidential responsible party with a site located in California. SSWM has developed a blend of microbes, nutrients, and engineering applications designed for soil and groundwater treatment of perchlorates. For the past 6 months, SSWM has been working with a major defense contractor to provide on-site soil treatment demonstrations...Read More »



Poll Finds Pennsylvanians Against Waste Bond Plan

A statewide poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for the Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association indicates that state voters believe Governor Ed Rendell's proposed $5 per ton increase in trash collection fees is in effect a tax increase. In addition, 71 percent opposed the environmental bond issue once they understand it would be paid for by homeowners and businesses. The poll for PWIA surveyed 600 likely voters in Pennsylvania and has an error margin of plus or minus 4 percent...Read More »



R.W. Beck Begins NYC Waste Characterization Study

R. W. Beck, Inc. will assist New York City with a multi-year project to study the city's solid waste composition in an attempt to make more effective preparations for future waste management needs. The city is working to design a solid waste plan to cover the diverse waste streams of its 8 million residents and associated businesses. The project will begin this month and conclude in 2007, and will also study whether additional materials can be added to the city's existing recycling operations...Read More »



Personnel News

Environmental Management Solutions (TSX: EMS) has announced several promotions and appointments: John Blaine has been appointed Chief Financial Officer; Robert Hutchinson has been appointed as General Counsel; Francois Lauzon has been promoted to Vice President of Engineering and Technologies; Garry Skinner has been promoted to Vice President Finance & Corporate Controller; and Howard Klein has been promoted to President of Greenbank Environmental Ltd., formerly EMS' environmental consulting and engineering division…Waste Management Inc. (NYSE:WMI) has announced that Duane C. Woods has been promoted to senior vice president in charge of the company's Western Group, headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. The group accounts for approximately $2.5 billion in revenue and employs 9,000 people across nine states...Read More »


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