“Outstanding service. They were extremely careful delivering the extra large container into our driveway.” -- A. L. GARNER
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with assistance from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD), and Savannah Fire Department’s Haz-Mat team. As part of its plea agreement, Boasso has agreed to pay full restitution, including cleanup costs; has agreed to pay the maximum criminal fine penalty of $500,000; and has agreed to establish, implement, and enforce an effective environmental compliance plan, so that future dumping incidents do not happen.For more information, contact the U. S. Attorney’s Office at 912-201-2522. (WRDW-TV)
R&B has "an exceptional environmental and safety record."Aside from the landfills in Banks and Charlton counties, sites in Cherokee, Chatham and Meriwether counties notified the state that they plan to take 290,000 tons of coal ash over the next year. A state official told the newspaper that ash will come from Georgia Power plants.Environmental critics say Georgia laws still don't go far enough to ensure that landfills accepting coal ash are located far from rivers and other water sources, or that they are adequately monitored for seepage into the water table.Legislation that would have provided more safeguards failed in the General Assembly this winter, though the bill's sponsor said he plans to bring it back next year."There needs to be minimum state standards on how we deal with coal ash," said state Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, who is not related to Anne Jones. "Without those there is no 100 percent assurance to the public that we are doing the right thing."Jones' bill would implement more stringent siting requirements for municipal landfills that intend to accept coal ash, to assure that no landfill is located near vulnerable water sources.Lipscomb, who helped draft the bill, said the municipal landfill siting requirements would match those already in place for landfills operated by coal-burning utilities.Jones' bill would also strengthen the laws governing public notification about landfills that receive coal ash.
Myers said.My Block My Hood My City was formed out of Cook County’s Juvenile Detention Center in 2013. Currently, the organization is based in the Chatham neighborhood.Cole assists teenagers from under resourced communities in Chicago and takes them on educational field trips exposing them to different cultures and career paths.“Teenagers from the south and west sides of our city [Chicago] are not connected to the same extent as teenagers from the north side,” Cole said. “A lot of teenagers have never been downtown or to the Lake. Their whole worldview is shaped by the infrastructure of their neighborhoods like North Lawndale or Englewood.”This is a first time partnership with both organizations. Myers said Chicago Cares is also in conversation with Local Initiatives Support Corporation, which is based in Chicago. “They manage a large lots program in the city,” Myers said. “They are looking to find out how residents who purchase lots from the city can repurpose them so that “it’s attractive and an asset to the community.”Chicago Cares in years past has conducted service projects in the neighborhood.Each year they host a major volunteer event, serve-a-thon, where they renovate schools. Myers said some of the schools have been in Woodlawn. Currently, they are working on a mosaic mural installation with Green Star Movement for the Metra Underpass, as well as in the Dorchester community garden. About 250 to 300 volunteers are expected for the event, which kicks off at 8 a.m.Members of the Jackson Park Advisory Council and Green Star Movement will also be volunteering on Saturday.To find out more information visit firstname.lastname@example.org ... (Hyde Park Herald)