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What should businesses know when buying contaminated property?

As business owners seek out the best deals on properties that meet their location and size requirements, they need to keep in mind the possibility that the land they are interested in may actually be contaminated.
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Brownfields remediation presents opportunities for growth and development

Brownfields redevelopment is often the key to revitalizing former industrial areas that have hit hard times in the wake of factory closings.
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Stakeholders should be aware of stronger pesticide regulations

Pesticides are critical for the nation's agricultural industry. They protect plants from insects and allow for bountiful harvests, year after year. In spite of these benefits, pesticides are not without risk.
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How can U.S. companies avoid the next environmental disaster?

Is enough being done to prevent environmental disasters?
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Stakeholders must keep track of pertinent environmental regulations

Whether they work in the energy industry or are simply responsible for managing waste disposal, major stakeholders need to be aware of pertinent environmental regulations that affect their operations.
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Environmental consultants can help energy companies deal with rising project costs

Major players in the oil industry are facing some difficulty as of late, with profits failing to meet expectations due to rising project costs.
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What sort of efforts are going into improving water quality?

Institutions and startup are studying water quality and developing devices to reduce pollution.
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What can utilities learn from the recent coal ash spill in North Carolina?

Representatives from Duke Energy recently announced that a leak stemming from a retired coal-fired plant may have dumped anywhere between 50,000 and 82,000 tons of coal ash into North Carolina's Dan River, located 130 miles northeast of Charlotte.
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More preparation could have mitigated effects of West Virginia chemical spill

For five days last week, hundreds of thousands of residents in the Charleston, West Virginia had no access to safe tap water.
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Canadian oil company promises to improve leak prevention

Earlier this month, Enbridge, Inc. announced that it would be planning an independent audit of its pipeline in order to better detect leaks and improve public safety.
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Wake County, N.C. takes proactive approach to resolving solid waste problems

All landfills eventually reach their full capacity, leaving planners to figure out where else they can dump their waste.
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Without precautions, utilities risk pollution

Energy utilities and other companies that operate in heavy industries face a number of risks when it comes to regulatory compliance.
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Are you keeping adequate inspection records as part of your SPCC Plan?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandates that oil production facilities and sites with bulk oil storage capacity must maintain a comprehensive Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan.
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Texas Supreme Court considers wastewater cases

Earlier this month, the Texas Supreme Court heard arguments in a dispute between an oil and gas drilling company and a nearby rice farm.
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Retail industry’s handling of hazardous waste to receive greater scrutiny in 2014

If the retail industry is going to improve its capacity for hazardous waste management, it is going to have to focus on how to better deal with the near-constant change that it faces.
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