Environmental Protection Agency announced today a settlement with ArcelorMittal Weirton LLC, under which the company has corrected alleged violations of hazardous waste
regulations at its manufacturing facility along the Ohio River in Weirton, West Virginia, and has certified the facilitys compliance with federal hazardous waste
a metal casting facility in Marysville, Washington, has agreed to pay the EPA a penalty of $18,000 to settle alleged hazardous waste
violations at the company, which is located within the boundaries of the Tulalip Indian reservation.
Military installations operated by the Department of Defense (DOD) can generate hazardous waste
during routine operations, such as the repair and maintenance of weapon systems and equipment, or during an environmental cleanup related to past operations.
Industry's near-total disregard for laws relating to hazardous waste
, coupled with apathy and inaction by state agencies, has made the situation grim.
Coupled with that, it became illegal to mix hazardous and non-hazardous wastes
in the same tip, leading to the number of landfill sites licensed to take hazardous waste
dropping dramatically as operators made a choice.
Very few landfills have opted to operate sites for hazardous waste
disposal ( neither Wales nor the Thames Region currently has dedicated landfills accepting hazardous waste
The first milestone, on July 16, will see the banning of disposal of hazardous wastes
with other types of waste in the same landfill as well as treatment standards for hazardous wastes
prior to disposal.
In 2000, the agency issued an enforcement alert, "Foundry Industry's Hazardous Waste
Management of Major Concern to U.
They are among those contending that it is irresponsible to send our electronics to developing nations, and that in doing so we are just exporting our hazardous waste
, which will some day be improperly disposed in these developing nations -- possibly jeopardizing the health and safety of their citizens.
This is a significant violation, and the burning of these hazardous wastes
presents serious potential danger and risk to safety and to the people handling (it),'' said Assistant U.
The generators and users of the products that are now identified as the primary sources of hazardous wastes
are essentially in the private sector.
Because infectious and hazardous wastes
have the potential to be created at every bedside in a nursing home, the training and education component of the plan is particularly important.