The Ins and Outs of Centralized Waste Treatment Facilities
Centralized waste treatment facilities (CWT) are water treatment plants that receive wastewater from offsite companies. Designed to handle the treatment of wastewater from a variety of industries, each facility specializes in specific types of hazardous or non-hazardous waste streams, storing, treating and then disposing of the treated wastewater according to guidelines established by the EPA Clean Water Act.
EPA coal ash rule points to a sustainable future
On June 21, 2010, the EPA first published proposed regulations in the Federal Register (FR) under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to address the safe disposal of CCRs generated by electric utilities and independent power producers. Prior to that time, the EPA had not provided standards to guide state and private sector implementation.