Weekly News Bulletin: Oct. 9-15, 2006


EQ Industrial Services Claims No Chlorine Gas in Apex North Carolina Fire

About 17,000 residents of Apex, North Carolina were evacuated last week because of potential chlorine gas contamination from a hazardous-waste facility fire there. EQ Industrial Services Inc., the company that ran the site, denied the presence of chlorine gas at the site and state monitors have found no sign of elevated levels of chlorine in the air or nearby lakes or streams. A federal Chemical Safety Board report will not be released for several months...Read More »



Supreme Court Declines To Hear Case on Whether W.R. Grace Must Pay $54 Million Asbestos Clean Up

The Supreme Court declined to consider whether W.R. Grace & Co. must pay $54 million to clean up asbestos in the Montana mining town of Libby. The case represents a struggle between Grace which operated a vermiculite mine for 27 years and the US EPA which oversees the federal Superfund program...Read More »



DOE's Savannah River Site is Leaking Radioactive Waste

According to state officials in South Carolina, the US Department of Energy has reported a radioactive leak from the DOE's Savannah River Site. Officials at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) report that liquid radioactive material has leaked from the site's Saltstone Disposal Facility, evidently due to cracks in the walls...Read More »



Allied Waste To Announce Third Quarter Results on November 1

Allied Waste Industries, Inc. (NYSE: AW) plans to announce third quarter (ended September 30, 2006) financial results at the close of market on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 and will host a conference call that day at 5:00 p.m. (EDT) to discuss them. Participants are welcomed to call 210-406-7882 about 10 minutes prior...Read More »



Air Force and Boeing Company team use recycled laser fuel to test fire laser

The first firing of a laser using recycled fuel was conducted at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate recently by an Air Force and Boeing Company team. During the test a chemical laser was supplied with basic hydrogen peroxide and chlorine regenerated from waste products from prior laser operations. The regenerated fuels were produced in miniaturized electrochemical reactions that were specifically designed to collect the waste products of laser operations and convert them to fresh fuel...Read More »



Republic Services To Announce Third Quarter and Host Conference Call on October 30

Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) will announce third quarter (ended September 30, 2006) earnings and host a conference call on Monday, October 30, 2006 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT)...Read More »



Waste Services Will Announce Third Quarter Results on October 24

Waste Services, Inc. Plans to announce third quarter (ended September 30, 2006) earnings at the market close on Tuesday, October 24, 2006. The Company will host a conference call the following day at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) to discuss the results. Those who wish to participate in the call can do so by dialing 866-314-5232 and entering pass code 9745534...Read More »



Environmental Industry Associations Receives Seventh OSHA Safety Training Grant

The Environmental Industry Associations is developing a new training video on safety awareness for supervisors and employees under a grant from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It is the seventh Susan Harwood Training Grant awarded to the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF). According to EIA President and CEO Bruce Parker, "Unlike the previous videos that focused on safety at specific facilities or operations, this video will provide an overview of general safety concerns, highlighting the areas with the highest injury rates."...Read More »



WCA Waste Will Announce Third Quarter Results on November 1

WCA Waste Corporation (NASDAQ: WCAA) plans to report third quarter (ended September 30, 2006) financial results at the close of market on November 1, 2006. The Company will host a conference call to discuss those results the following day at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). To participate in the call, listeners should dial 800-591-6942 and use pass code 33475327...Read More »



Anne Arundel County Maryland Will Supply US Army with Landfill Methane

A new memorandum of understanding has been called a "win, win, win" that outlines Anne Arundel County's plans to supply energy in the form of methane gas from its Millersville landfill to the US Army's Fort Meade base. The deal would require the construction of a five-mile pipeline connecting the landfill and the base...Read More »



MHF Appoints Richard Santello Chairman and Announces 'Smart Railcars' Initiative

Richard Santello has been appointed chairman, president and CEO of Pittsburgh, Pa. based MHF Logistical Solutions (MHF-LS) after John Evanko, the founder of the company, resigned his post. Evanko remains as a significant shareholder and a member of the board of directors. Prior to joining MHF-LS in 2005, Santello was senior vice president for Clean Harbors, Inc., in Braintree, Mass., where he managed their landfill group, large projects and distributor services. Just days earlier, the company announced its 'Smart Railcars' Initiative whereby it uses software to integrate data from satellite location, with weather conditions, nationwide rail traffic, mapping and population data to optimize logistics...Read More »



North Carolina Solid Waste Regulator Recommends Higher Fees at Landfills

A North Carolina solid waste regulator recommended charging tipping fees at landfills to cover the cost of hiring more regulators and creating recommendations to overhaul the current solid waste management rules. State legislators had approved a one-year moratorium on new landfills allow the lawmakers on the Environmental Review Commission time to consider new solid waste management rules...Read More »



US Composting Council's 15th Annual Conference & Trade Show Jan 21-24, 2007

The US Composting Council invites everyone to attend its 15th Annual Conference & Trade Show, January 21-24, 2007 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida...Read More »


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