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  1. DEP Newsroom Print COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA Dept. of Environmental Protection Commonwealth News Bureau Room 308, Main Capitol Building Harrisburg PA., 17120 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/1/2017 CONTACT: Melanie Williams, DEP 814-332-6615 DEP Issues $600,000 Penalty to Advanced Disposal Services Greentree Landfill, LLC for Waste Slope Failure and Other Violations Meadville, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that Advanced Disposal Services Greentree Landfill, LLC (Advanced Disposal) has agreed to a $600,000 civil penalty in a Consent Order and Agreement addressing a waste slope failure that resulted in the death of its employee at the Greentree Landfill in Kersey, Elk County. On February 8, 2017, a slope failure occurred at the Greentree Landfill causing an estimated 15.5 acres of solid waste to shift and an estimated five acres of solid waste to slide off the lined disposal area. A landfill employee was trapped in the slide and died. In addition to paying $600,000 for violations of the Solid Waste Management Act occurring before and after the slide, Advanced Disposal is required to submit a written “Root Cause” Report to the DEP on or before December 31, 2017, detailing Advanced Disposal’s investigation and conclusion regarding the cause of the slope failure. Advanced Disposal has also agreed to operational changes that will improve safety, including: • Limit municipal sewage sludge and approved non-hazardous waste with flowable characteristics to 10% of the monthly scaled tonnage with a maximum of 15% of the total scaled tonnage on any one day until the slide has been remediated • Limit municipal sewage sludge and approved non-hazardous waste with flowable characteristics to 15% of the monthly scaled tonnage with a maximum of 20% of the total scaled tonnage on any one day for three years after the slide has been remediated • Remove and dispose of all the waste outside the lined area of the landfill by March 31, 2018, according to a plan approved by the Department • Improve its Odor Control Plan • Employ an individual or individuals to serve as the primary engineering and environmental compliance contact for the landfill The Agreement provides additional stipulated penalties if Advanced Disposal fails to comply with its obligations in a timely manner. http://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/NewsRoomPublic/articleviewer.aspx?id=21350&typeid=1
  2. The article talking about silica, alumina and iron oxide... Note it then moves on to the advantages versus disadvantages. It most certainly is advantageous to the producers of fly ash, just like using sewage sludge on fields is advantageous for some...
  3. Yes, it's a means for companies to get rid of their coal by-product, but is it beneficial to consumers if it doesn't last as long as cement?
  4. I didn't post a comment about fly ash being used in building material to speak of radioactivity. I posted it to ponder if fly ash used as a substitute for cement makes concrete less durable.
  5. No, I wasn't the person who brought up prions. There were 2 other people talking about it before I made a comment.
  6. Well, you brought up what sets off the Geiger counter. I also remember people discussing folded prions in the old landfill thread.
  7. I wasn't speaking of putting fly ash in a landfill. I was speaking of using it in construction products.
  8. Radioactive contaminants found in coal ash https://phys.org/news/2015-09-radioactive-contaminants-coal-ash.html
  9. It seems many things that are expensive to dispose of as waste suddenly find new homes. But how much testing is done before hand to determine the long term implications? I challenge that the new homes usually comes from well funded lobbying.
  10. Has it only become useful because the producers of fly ash now don't have to worry about what to do with it?
  11. Yes, but that was garbage collection. I have no idea how it would work with a landfill, but landfillguy says they would bring in other operators. I have no reason to doubt that.
  12. He's saying you can't shut a landfill down for any length of time because it could turn into a public health disaster. They don't have a union, so forming one now wouldn't help the workers with what happened in February.
  13. You are right. There needs to be noise from the employees. https://www.nlrb.gov/rights-we-protect/employee-rights
  14. So noted, but I'm describing PA politics and what we're up against. We have the past AG sentenced to jail, and people in charge who ignored years of child abuse in several high profile cases. It doesn't get much worse than that, but the citizenry doesn't ever fight much against it all.
  15. You are catching on to PA politics. It's a horror which the citizens of the state never seem to have the will to change.
  16. The facts are that Congress controls OSHA fines and regulations. It doesn't matter if they are Rs or Ds. http://fortune.com/2015/05/04/employee-deaths-consequences/
  17. I know there was a thread here a while back about a vet who will come to your home, but I can't find it. Can someone give me the name of the vet? I have to say goodbye to a friend with cancer. Thank you.
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    Pet help

  19. Why haven't they passed any bill after an election in a decade? Who do these people represent? Call and email them ASAP and demand they stop posing for pictures long enough to vote on this bill.
  20. Not everyone is allergic to them. They are part of the food cycle and birds need to eat. I would stop swishing them.
  21. It isn't "easily curable". Trust me. The spirochetes can and will cross the Blood-Brain Barrier. When that happens, not many antibiotics can reach them. Even if you take ones that do, they have a hard time killing them all.
  22. People need to help save the bees, but, at the same time, they need to start fighting back against corporate owned America.
  23. Did you read that crock of BS put out by the government? Your own government is killing them by allowing the massive use of insecticides and herbicides, which benefits certain industries. Here is but one example:
  24. Doubtful there are human beings being kept locked away from even water in Jefferson County.
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