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Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA to Negotiate a Plan for San Jacinto Waste Pits Cleanup

December 6, 2017

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to negotiate a plan for the $115 million project to clean up the San Jacinto Waste Pits in Texas, which could take over a year to finalize. The pits became a federal […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

New audit shows utilities knew of schedule problems at V.C. Summer nuclear expansion

November 28, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Since their decision to abandon the V.C. Summer nuclear project in July, the project’s owners, SCANA’s South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) and state-owned Santee Cooper, have had a stream of problems. It was beginning to become clear in September […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

California lawmakers want to block utilities from passing on wildfire costs

November 27, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

All three of California’s major utilities want SDG&E to recover costs from several 2007 wildfires, possibly helping lay the groundwork for similar claims. The CPUC is scheduled to consider that case this week, though the San Diego Union-Tribune notes it […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Others

Overcoming the small business hurdle: Three engagement approaches for utilities

November 22, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Over the past decade, utilities have increasingly focused on engaging their small and medium business (SMB) customers with energy efficiency, but this customer segment still remains the largest untapped source of energy savings. In the U.S., small businesses represent 97 […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

How the House Tax Bill Would Impact Wind, Solar, Electric Vehicles and Utilities

November 8, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

House Republicans unveiled a massive tax reform bill last week. While it wasn’t as damaging to renewables as many feared, the changes still pose a threat. Wind and electric vehicles stand to lose the most. Lawmakers are looking to slash […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Governor Issues Executive Order to Help Remove Hazardous Waste from Wildfire-Impacted Neighborhoods

October 23, 2017

Via: Waste360

The executive order allows qualified professionals to assist state and local officials in immediately removing visible hazardous debris. California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an executive order allowing the federal government to help with the initial removal of hazardous […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA to Conduct Further Testing for Radioactive Contamination at West Lake Landfill in Missouri

October 20, 2017

Via: Waste360

The testing is expected to take place in the western part of the site within the next 90 days. Seven years ago, an exothermic reaction at the Bridgeton (Mo.) Sanitary Landfill began. And since then, the landfill has continued to […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

L.A. City Council Members Want to Pay the Homeless for Trash Cleanup

October 2, 2017

Via: Waste360

Members of the Los Angeles City Council are considering setting up a pilot program to hire homeless individuals to be part of crews that clean up trash and litter in public areas. In an effort to make the City of […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Mission impossible? How utilities are minimizing disruptions from inevitable storms

September 26, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Three monster storms in just the last month have pummeled the United States and Puerto Rico, killing more than 100 people, destroying thousands of homes and inflicting economic losses in the hundreds of billions. Predictably, millions of homes lost power. […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Four Public Employees, Including Two Solid Waste Drivers Jobs, Fired for Not Working During Irma

September 22, 2017

Via: Waste360

Four Largo, Fla., public employees have lost their jobs—two were fired and two resigned—for not showing up to work during Hurricane Irma. Two of the employees were solid waste drivers. Both opted to leave work early to prepare for the […]