Weekly News Bulletin: Sep. 15-21, 2004


Virginia Hospitals Win Praise For Waste Reduction Efforts

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the federal EPA, and other state agencies have praised Virginia healthcare facilities that are voluntarily reducing pollution and waste in the Virginia Hospitals for a Healthy Environment program. The program helps hospitals work with the state to develop plans to properly manage and dispose of waste and pollutants, and more than 50 facilities have joined. The Virginia program, established in 2003, is based on the national Hospitals for a Healthy Environment initiative. EPA officials said they have held up Virginia's program as a model for other states...Read More »



Soil Savers Inc. Announces Licensing Of Soil Remediation Technology

Soil Savers Inc. has announced plans to license its soil remediation technology worldwide with the financial backing of Soil Savers LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zoom Developers LLC. Soil Savers Inc. has operated for the past few years out of Dallas, and specializes in soil and water remediation of hazardous and nonhazardous waste sites using proprietary technology...Read More »



Grace Settles Litigation With Honeywell Over Jersey Contamination

W.R. Grace & Co. has settled its litigation with Honeywell International over contamination of Grace-owned property in Jersey City, N.J. Grace will transfer the 32-acre property to Honeywell for full indemnification and $62.5 million. The property was acquired by a Grace subsidiary in 1981 and tainted with approximately 1.5 million tons of chromium from a facility owned by a Honeywell predecessor. Grace sued Honeywell in federal court and for an injunction ordering Honeywell to remove the chrome waste and backfill with clean fill...Read More »



Trojan Technologies Acquires Danaher Corporation

Trojan Technologies Inc. (TSX: TUV) has entered into an agreement to acquire Danaher Corporation, a manufacturer of process/environmental controls, for $10.65 Canadian per share. The price represents a premium of 36 percent over Trojan's closing price of $7.85 per share on Sept. 17, 2004. The equity value of the acquisition is approximately $247 million Canadian...Read More »



Waste Services Wins Permit For Houston Transfer Station

Waste Services Inc. (Nasdaq: WSII) has received a construction permit to begin work on a new transfer station in Houston. The facility can take in 850 tons per day, and will supply waste to the company's regional landfill in Fort Bend County, Texas...Read More »



Pennsylvania Announces $2.6 Million In Recycling Grants

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced $2.6 million in performance grants to 73 Pennsylvania localities for their recycling work in 2002. Overall, DEP has awarded 738 recycling performance grants totaling almost $18 million for their recycling work in 2002. The grants come from the state's Recycling Fund, which is supported by a $2 per ton fee on all waste disposed in Pennsylvania...Read More »


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