Weekly News Bulletin: Oct. 5-11, 2004


RBRC, RadioShack Team Up For National Cell Phone Recycling Week

October 11-18 marks the first-ever National Cell Phone Recycling Week. As part of Call2Recycle, the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation's cell phone recycling program, in connection with RadioShack, is encouraging consumers to drop off old cell phones at local RadioShack locations. The phones, which will be refurbished and resold, will benefit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Since 1994, RBRC has collected over 22 million pounds of rechargeable batteries...Read More »



Georgia EPD Ordered To Reconsider Landfill Permit Denial

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division will appeal an administrative law judge's order requiring it to reconsider a landfill permit request in Taliaferro County. The judge overturned the EPD's denial of a permit by Complex Environmental Inc., saying that EPD Director Carol Couch "exceeded her legal authority." The judge did not approve the permit, only remanded it to the EPD...Read More »



EPA Plans To Take Radioactive Waste From Mass. Landfill

The federal government has finalized plans to remove radioactive waste from the former Shpack landfill in Norton, Mass. The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers will oversee the $43 million project, scheduled to be completed by summer 2006. Under the plan, 35,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil will be hauled from the site. The landfill was used as an industrial dump from 1946 to the 1970s, and was named to the Superfund list in 1986...Read More »



Simi Valley, Calif. Landfill Prepares For Major Expansion

The Simi Valley (Calif.) Landfill has purchased 2,800 acres in a move to double its capacity. The landfill itself will expand from 185 to 400 acres, which will increase its volume from 3,000 to 6,000 tons per day. As part of the expansion, the city must complete an environmental impact report, comply with the California Environmental Quality Act, and win the approval of Ventura County's Board of Supervisors...Read More »



Allied Waste Takes Charges, Restructures Operations

Allied Waste Industries Inc. has announced it will book up to $10 million in charges for restructuring field operations, reducing its total number of regions, and cutting jobs. In SEC filings, Allied announced it will reduce its number of regions from 12 to nine, cut about 30 employees, and take restructuring charges of $5 million to $10 million...Read More »



Versar Wins $15 Million Contract From Corps of Engineers

Versar Inc. has received a five-year contract from the Norfolk district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Valued at $15 million, the contract will include planning, engineering, environmental studies, and cultural and archaeological studies at Army facilities...Read More »



FAA Requires Approval Of Illinois Landfill Project

The Federal Aviation Administration must approve a landfill proposed for Marion, Ill. before any construction can begin on the project. The landfill was originally proposed as a municipal waste repository, which would require FAA approval, but could be changed to take only inert waste. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has already granted the landfill a permit to operate on 189 acres and dispose of 37.15 million cubic yards of waste...Read More »


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