Weekly News Bulletin: Nov. 2-8, 2005


California Settles With 27 Defendants over BKK Landfill

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control and 27 defendants have entered into a consent decree regarding the BKK Landfill in West Covina, Calif. The decree partially settles a decree the state filed against the defendants, who are required to take over the majority of the daily work at the facility. The defendants will also provide up to $5.2 million to help pay for work conducted before the defendants take over maintenance of the site. The landfills at the site accepted both hazardous and non-hazardous waste from various periods from the mid-1960s to the mid-1990s...Read More »



SCS Energy Wins LFG Contract In Sonoma, Calif.

SCS Energy, an operating division of SCS Engineers, has awarded a multi-year contract by Sonoma County, Calif. under which SCS will design and install a facility to convert landfill gas to compressed natural gas. The gas will be used to fuel buses operated by the county's transit system. The project will be the second LFG to CNG project in the United States, after one based at the Puente Hills Landfill in Los Angeles...Read More »



EWI Names Geist to Board of Directors

Environmental Waste International Inc. (TSX: EWS) has announced that Sam Geist has joined EWI's board of directors. Geist is the founder and owner of Geist & Associates Inc., a marketing and business consulting firm specializing in aiding management facilitate corporate growth through strategic planning, marketing, and operations...Read More »



Foster Wheeler Reports Earnings For Third Quarter

Foster Wheeler Ltd. (Nasdaq: FWLT) has reported net earnings of $23.5 million for the third quarter of 2005, excluding a $40.2 million pretax accounting charge. Including the charge, the company reported a net loss of $16.7 million, or a loss per share of $0.35. Consolidated third quarter EBITDA, excluding the charge, was $60.4 million...Read More »



Utah Investigates Logan Landfill For Leachate Discharge

Officials with the city of Logan, Utah have been served with a subpoena by the U.S. Attorney's Office following a May incident in which liquid waste from the Logan Landfill was diverted into stormwater paths. Workers at the landfill were apparently told to pump leachate into a nearby ditch to prevent a road from being washed out, but it took six days for the city to report the incident to the state Department of Environmental Quality...Read More »


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