Tag Archives: Industrial Stormwater

State Environment Department Leads Investigation on North Carolina Coal Ash Spill

Duke Energy discovered a coal ash spill Feb. 2 after a 122-cm (48-in) stormwater pipe ruptured beneath a coal ash pond near Eden, North Carolina. The ash ponds are storage lagoons containing a mixture of water and ash, a waste product from coal-burning power plants. The coal ash contains hazardous heavy metals including arsenic, lead, [...]

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EPA Opens Public Comment for Permitting of New Sources of Industrial Stormwater

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the comment period 30 days on the proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges from Industrial Activities, also known as the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP). Comments are now due on Dec. 26. EPA is also seeking public comment until Dec. 16 on whether [...]

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Industries Call for Adding Green Infrastructure to the Tool Kit

An integrated approach utilizing traditional and green infrastructure can provide optimum water solutions, according to a white paper released June 11 by The Dow Chemical Co., Shell, Swiss Re, and Unilever, working with The Nature Conservancy. The white paper is based on a series of case studies and calls for adding more green infrastructure solutions [...]

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New Hampshire Concrete Company To Resolve Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

Torromeo, a sand, gravel, and stone mining and ready-mix concrete plant located in Kingston, N.H., will pay nearly $1 million in penalties for allegedly filling nearly 5 ha (13 ac) of wetlands and discharging stormwater pollution to the Little River. According to New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney, the alleged violation may be the largest [...]

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Washington State Proposes Tighter Provisions for Industrial Stormwater

The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on its modified Industrial Stormwater General Permit, which regulates approximately 1200 facilities in Washington. The state is proposing to tighten permit provisions because of a ruling from the Pollution Control Hearings Board. The new permit would require more stringent sampling rules and tighten the timeline for [...]

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University of Florida Students Place First With Stormwater Design

University of Florida (Gainesville) placed first in the environmental design category of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) Student Design competition with the project “Stormwater Cycling Design Options in an Urban Industrial Watershed.” The group Semper Aquam compared the effectiveness and cost of several options for treating stormwater at an 80-ha (200-ac) industrial facility challenged [...]

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WEF To Host Industrial Stormwater Session at WEFTEC 2011

On Oct. 17, the Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) will host a 2-part session on Industrial Stormwater at WEFTEC® 2011 in Los Angeles. Part I will feature presentations from California stormwater regulators, and Heal the Bay’s president will discuss grassroots impacts on stormwater regulations and implementation. In addition, Boeing will provide insight on dealing [...]

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