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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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EPA adds two sites in Southeast to Superfund National Priorities List

Back in December, the EPA added two sites in North Carolina to the NPL, which means that the agency will encourage stakeholders to perform remediation work at these properties.
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Public, private sectors invest in brownfields remediation

When governments and private businesses work together to deal with brownfields, they can bring about numerous benefits for their local communities.
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Owner of abandoned auto shop to pay almost $600,000 for oil spill caused by transient

A federal court recently ruled that the owner of a former auto shop in Banning, California is responsible for remediation costs stemming from an oil spill that was caused by a transient who broke into the building after it had been abandoned for years.
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Industry groups, other stakeholders push for greater attention to pipeline integrity

The need to repair decaying cast-iron pipes has created common ground for environmental organizations, labor unions and energy industry groups.
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Oil and gas companies need to be prepared for unexpected environmental liabilities

Politicians and media commentators often have harsh words for companies that suffer environmental mishaps, characterizing…

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