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Waste Management Approves Contract For Product Helping With Soil Needs, Fire, Keeping Away Birds and…

Kayra Williams | October 05, 2022

Members of the V.I. Waste Management Authority during a Tuesday meeting approved a contract for the continued use of a product whose purposes is to help manage spread of landfill waste while providing savings to WMA. The product, Alternative Daily Cover (ADC) from a company named Rusmar Foam Technologies, is currently being used at local landfills.   Every day, landfills must be filled with 6 inches of soil, however while dirt is still utilized in the territory, the usage of the ADC was stated to greatly reduce expenditures. Additionally, since land space in the USVI is limited, so is the availability of soil. Obtaining the necessary volumes of dirt can also be costly, and that's where ADC comes in.  It was recommended that the authority, through its executive director, approve a three-year contract for St. Croix and St. Thomas with the company,…

Waste Management Dumped 65 Loads of Asbestos-Contaminated…

Janeka Simon | August 26, 2022

Did officials at the V.I. Waste Management Authority plan or conspire to dump contaminated soil from…

Sargassum Blooms Cost $25,000 a Day to Remove From…

Elesha George | July 19, 2022

The government of the Virgin Islands will have to make a decision between the health implications of…

EPA Urging USVI, Other Region 2 Members to Apply for…

Staff Consortium | June 20, 2022

The Biden Administration through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that $500 million…

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