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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.

Reader Profile: Nate Kahn

Reader Profile: Nate Kahn

While those living in areas affected by hurricanes make preparations, Lieutenant Commander Nathan Kahn—a member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Corps—straps into the commander’s seat of an airborne research platform: the four-engine, turboprop Lockheed WP-3D, equipped with tail Doppler radar. Kahn is one of the “Hurricane Hunters”

Acoustic Insight: Owl Wings Inspire Turbine Blade Design

Acoustic Insight: Owl Wings Inspire Turbine Blade Design

They glide silently through the night, a blur of noctilucent plumage. Unlike most birds, owls make virtually no noise when they fly, allowing them the element of surprise while hunting their prey. Several species, in fact, have developed specialized plumage to minimize aerodynamic noise from their wings.

According to a study published

Lithium-ion Battery Limit Creates a Cottage Industry

Standards for defining the performance and testing of boxes for safely shipping lithium-ion batteries by air are about a year from completion, causing a flurry of activity among providers of a new generation of containers. Adoption by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)—which in April banned lithium-ion battery shipments on

History in the Making

History in the Making

This week marked the beginning of an historic sports event. The World Series got under way with the Chicago Cubs versus the Cleveland Indians. It may be common knowledge by now, but for the benefit of the uninitiated, the last time the Cubs won the World Series was in 1908.

Safety: Grampaw Pettibone’s Law

Safety: Grampaw Pettibone’s Law

Grampaw Pettibone has been Naval Aviation’s iconic safety overseer since 1943 when the irascible curmudgeon arrived on the scene armed with scorn for the vast collection of boneheaded activities that threatened to deplete the service of its limited supply of airplanes and aviators. By the late 1950s, he garnered the

New Asphalt Pavement at Frankfurt/Main Airport

New Asphalt Pavement at Frankfurt/Main Airport

Fraport AG, operator of Frankfurt Airport, renews the surface course on the runways about every seven years, including the center runway, the most-frequently used section. Reason enough to assign key positions on this project to Wirtgen Group machines.

The various tasks – in this case milling and paving the surface course

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