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The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), enacted in 1976, is the principal federal law in the United States governing the disposal of solid waste and hazardous waste. It is now most widely known for the regulations promulgated under RCRA that set standards for the treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste in the United States.

EPA Announces 2015 Annual Environmental Enforcement Results

EPA Announces 2015 Annual Environmental Enforcement Results

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its annual enforcement and compliance results highlighted by large cases that reduce pollution, level the playing field for responsible companies, and protect public health in communities across the country. In fiscal year 2015, EPA secured record-setting hazardous waste, Clean Air

Semper Fi

Semper Fi

This past Saturday I went to San Diego to wave bon voyage to Darryl Cloud, an advertising client for our companion publication, Water Efficiency. Darryl is a Marine Corps veteran (once a Marine, always a Marine) who is riding his bicycle from Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, CA, to

“Drones”:  Revolutionizing Site Inspections

“Drones”: Revolutionizing Site Inspections

“Drones” or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are quickly emerging as the next wave of technology for site inspections, offering environmental, infrastructure, waste, and construction professionals the ability to acquire high resolution aerial imagery, spatial data, and sensing data thoroughly AND cost-effectively… essentially giving you a bird’s eye view into your

Bottom Lines

Bottom Lines

Controversy swirls around the recent contract between the city of Indianapolis, IN, and Covanta to allow the building of a $45 million materials recovery facility to sort recyclables from municipal solid waste. Commonly referred to as “dirty MRFs,” these facilities enable residents to throw trash and recyclables into one curbside

A Generation Gap in the Waste Management Industry?

A Generation Gap in the Waste Management Industry?

Stand at the back of the room at any solid waste management seminar, and you will likely see a room full of senior waste professionals. What you won’t see is a large number of young professionals from the solid waste field in attendance. Where are the young engineers and scientists

LFGTE Supplement | Bottom Lines

LFGTE Supplement | Bottom Lines

Groundwater, rain, snow, or runoff-any water that enters a landfill violates the goal of sequestering the waste forever in a “dry tomb.” Most landfills are dry tomb landfills. The dry tomb waste-disposal concept is based on the idea of isolating waste as completely as possible from the environment. This dryness

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