Longview recycler sees growth from handling industrial byproducts

Article originally published in the Longview News-Journal. Manufacturers need to dispose of industrial waste, and they need to do it safely. That need has created opportunities for companies such as Alpha Omega Recycling, which has been in business in Longview for 30 years. Manufacturers ranging in size from mom-and-pop to Fortune 500 companies and from […]

First and Last

Alpha Omega Recycling Inc. strives to be the first choice as a recycler of last resort for difficult-to-handle materials. Sludges, filter press cakes, filters and metallic dust are not materials considered the stuff of dreams for most recyclers, commodity traders or entrepreneurs. But these unglamorous materials are exactly what Alpha Omega Recycling Inc. (AORI), Longview, Texas, pursues as it builds a growing business.

Conserve water, reduce waste, and save money by composting

This post was originally published on this siteThursday, June 21, 2018 — It’s time to start your compost pile

The Cobalt Boom

Introduction The market for cobalt has exploded in recent years, with demand driven by the surge in production of batteries for electric cars. Its strategic importance will only grow, experts say, as carmakers aggressively scale up production of electric vehicles in the decades ahead. The boom has focused attention on cobalt’s complex and controversial supply […]

EPA Approves First-in-the-Nation State Coal Ash Permit Program for Oklahoma

This post was originally published on this siteWASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Oklahoma’s application to operate a permit program for disposing of coal combustion residuals – commonly known as coal ash – in landfills and surface impoundments.

Metal Plating on Satellites: The Benefits of Light Reflection

Challenges in Satellite Design The materials used to cover the exteriors of spacecraft face numerous environmental threats, both within the atmosphere and outside of it, that can degrade and damage equipment and materials. While most people recognize the threat posed by the vacuum of space, there are hundreds of other threats to satellites and spacecraft, […]

TCEQ Approves Fines Totaling $439,499

This post was originally published on this siteWednesday, June 6, 2018 — Penalties assessed against 92 regulated entities

U.S. EPA requires Bay Area refinery to improve waste management, pay penalty

This post was originally published on this siteSAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with Shell Oil Products over hazardous waste and risk management plan compliance at its crude oil refinery in Martinez, Calif.

Five Things to Prep for the e-Manifest System

EPA has announced that June 30, 2018 is the date on which the agency will launch and begin operation of the e-manifest system. This announcement was included in a January 3, 2018 rulemaking, in which EPA finalized the method it will use to set and revise e-manifest user fees. [83 FR 420] We summarize below […]

Drive green and save money

This post was originally published on this siteWednesday, May 30, 2018 – TCEQ offers rebates for purchase or lease of eligible vehicles

Sampling to begin at former Wolverine disposal area in Plainfield Township, Michigan

This post was originally published on this siteCHICAGO (May 30, 2018) – This week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will oversee a contamination study being conducted by Wolverine World Wide, Inc., at the company’s former House Street landfill in Plainfield Township, Mich.

Revisions Proposed to Coal Combustion Residue Rule

On April 17, 2015, EPA promulgated national minimum criteria for existing and new coal combustion residue (CCR) landfills and surface impoundments. [80 FR 21302] When challenged, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit remanded four of those provisions back to the agency on June 14, 2016. [Utility Solid Waste Activities Group et al. […]