Weekly News Bulletin: Aug. 25-31, 2004


Waste Management Seeks Reversal Of Nashville Landfill Decision

Waste Management (Houston, TX) has asked a Davidson County (Tenn.) Chancery Court to review a July landfill expansion decision by Nashville's Metro Solid Waste Regional Board saying the board's rejection of the plan was "characterized by an abuse of discretion and a clearly unwarranted exercise of discretion." The company's Southern Services landfill accepts construction and demolition waste, and received initial approval from the board last year. But residential opposition and a question over open meetings rules sent the issue back to the board, which reversed its decision...Read More »



FAA Requires Approval Of Proposed Indiana Landfill

The Federal Aviation Administration (www.faa.gov) has announced that a proposed landfill development in Marion, Ind. near the Williamson County Regional Airport will require FAA approval. The Kibler Development Corporation contends that the Marion Ridge Landfill proposal will not need FAA approval since it will only be used to dispose of construction waste. The permit granted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency allows a disposal area of about 189 acres on a 358-acre site...Read More »



Amstar Announces New PCB Cleanup Process

Amstar Envirochem, Inc. has announced its development of a chemical process that eliminates PCBs from surfaces quickly, efficiently and safely, according to the company. Company officials said the technology, which holds a U.S. patent, creates an entirely new PCB remediation industry. The company tested its ability on decommissioned U.S. Naval vessels as part of the Navy's Ship Disposal Program, and found a 99.9 percent effectiveness in eliminating PCBs on all treated components...Read More »



New York City Demolishes Brooklyn Incinerator

The New York City Department of Sanitation (www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/dos) is demolishing its incinerator in southwest Brooklyn to make way for a new transfer station. The facility has stood on the Brooklyn waterfront since 1961, and burned an average of 300 tons of waste a day for 30 years. City crews expect to completely clean the incinerator's area by November. The site will be paved over while Mayor Michael Bloomberg seeks approval for a citywide management plan that would include the Brooklyn transfer station...Read More »



Arcadis Wins $43.5M AFB Remediation Task Order

Arcadis (NASDAQ: ARCAF) has won a fixed price remediation task order for $43.5 million at Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas. The task order will effect the closure of all environmental investigations, remedial operations, permits, compliance plans, and all other activities. In November 1995, the Air Force announced that Reese Air Force Base would be permanently shuttered by September 1997 after serving for 50 years as a training facility for pilots. Arcadis will use in situ remediation technologies to clean soils and groundwater to appropriate standards...Read More »



World Waste Technologies Changes Ticker Symbol

World Waste Technologies, Inc. has announced its new ticker symbol, WDWT (OTCBB: WDWT). The company had been trading under the symbol of Voice Powered Technology International, Inc. (OTCBB: VPTI). The company also completed a 1 for 60 reverse stock split with Voice Powered Technology International. World Waste Technologies holds a license on a process that reduces the volume of MSW and yields a significant amount of cellulose material suitable for making certain low-grade paper products...Read More »



Waste Connections Announces New President, CFO

Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE: WCN) has announced the appointment of Steven F. Bouck to the position of President, and Worthing F. Jackman as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Bouck was previously the company's Chief Financial Officer, and Jackman was previously Vice President for Finance and Investor Relations...Read More »


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