“Outstanding service. They were extremely careful delivering the extra large container into our driveway.” -- A. L. GARNER
Kron told Law360 on Friday.North Dakota is represented by Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Paul M. Seby of Greenberg Traurig LLP.The EPA is represented by Robert J. Lundman and Justin D. Heminger of the U.S. Department of Justice, and Laurel Celeste in-house.The environmental groups are represented by Adam Kron of the Environmental Integrity Project and Jared E. Knicley of the Natural Resources Defense Council.The case is Environmental Integrity Project et al. v. Pruitt, case number 17-5010, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.--Additional reporting by Michael Phillis and Juan Carlos Rodriguez. Editing by Aaron Pelc.Update: This story has been updated with comment from the environmental groups.
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One of the first citizens to pull up to the converted metal freight container was rural Maryville resident Wayne Pierson who unloaded an assortment of non-automotive oils, chemicals and flammable liquids, all properly kept in their original containers — a requirement for disposal.“I really credit the county for what they’re doing,” Pierson said. “It’s the environmentally correct thing to do, and everybody’s going to benefit from this.”A retired major general in the U.S. Army National Guard, Pierson has a penchant for dong things right, and the environmentally sound disposal of household hazardous waste, he said, is something that has fallen through the cracks for a lot of people in this area, simply because no facility was available.“In the past a lot of this stuff was not disposed of properly,” he said. “If our county officials had not found the resources, this would not have happened. But they saw the need and gathered the resources to handle this correctly.”Hal Wilmarth, Maryville, was another of those dropping by the station, which is located on the grounds of the county’s road and bridge maintenance garage near the intersection of Halsey and Depot streets on the east side of town.“It’s a great program,” said Wilmarth, who brought in some old oil-based paint. “I’m glad they’re able to take care of this stuff.”Sorting through the waste on Saturday, and then depositing it in an assortment of plastic-lined boxes and corrosion-proof barrels was Kevin Hartman, who works as an appraiser in the county assessor’s office.As the disposal station moved from plan to reality, Hartman agreed become certified as a hazardous househ... (Maryville Daily Forum)
However, it is unusual to detect them in groundwater at high concentrations because they tend to be adsorbed by soil and to move slowly, says Wayne Pearce, a hydrogeologist with Long Beach, Calif.-based SCS Engineers.Even when groundwater tests positive for cadmium and other naturally occurring metals, it can be difficult to determine human-caused impact versus impact from nature.A long history of sampling wells can help conclude if there have been changes over time that could be a red flag of contamination. Then, it should be determined whether cadmium is downgradient of the landfill and how those levels compare on the upgradient side.“Say groundwater flows from north to south, then the upgradient side of the landfill is north and the downgradient side is south. If cadmium is detected in a well on the south side, you should look at wells on the north side,” says Pearce. “In this case, if there are high cadmium concentrations downgradient from the landfill [south], but none is detected upgradient and it’s not naturally occurring in the water, then high concentrations could be the result of the landfill.”... (waste360)
Dwayne Dawson in a media release.The temporary dump is expected to be in operation for three to four weeks. (CBC.ca)