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  • RICHMOND, VA. The Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality have updated the information available on the status of Tinker Creek in Botetourt County following a fish kill on July 29.

    On Monday, August 7th, DEQ water monitoring staff collected additional water samples from Tinker CreekSampling locations ranged from the vicinity of the spill downstream to the Route 24 bridge across Tinker Creek near the confluence with the Roanoke River.

    Water samples were analyzed by the Department of General Services, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services. Results showed no evidence of the spilled chemical, Termix 5301.

    Based upon the results of this latest round of water samples, the Virginia Department of Health is lifting the ban on recreational activities in Tinker Creek. For information on safe swimming in recreational waters please visit www.SwimHealthyVA.com.
  • RICHMOND, VA. The Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality have updated the information available on the status of Tinker Creek in Botetourt County following a fish kill on July 29.

    On Monday, August 7th, DEQ water monitoring staff collected additional water samples from Tinker CreekSampling locations ranged from the vicinity of the spill downstream to the Route 24 bridge across Tinker Creek near the confluence with the Roanoke River.

    Water samples were analyzed by the Department of General Services, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services. Results showed no evidence of the spilled chemical, Termix 5301.

    Based upon the results of this latest round of water samples, the Virginia Department of Health is lifting the ban on recreational activities in Tinker Creek. For information on safe swimming in recreational waters please visit www.SwimHealthyVA.com.
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 4, 2017

    Contact: Bill Hayden
    (804) 698-4447
    william.hayden@deq.virginia.gov

    RICHMOND, VA. -- The Virginia Department of Health and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality have updated the information available on the status of Tinker Creek in Botetourt County following a fish kill on July 29.

    -- The agencies are continuing their recommendation that people stay away from Tinker Creek, from just west of Route 11/Lee Highway, across from Southern States Cooperative in Cloverdale, downstream to the mouth of Tinker Creek at the Roanoke River.

    -- Water test results have been analyzed and show a very low amount of the chemical Termix 5301 in the creek. This amount of the chemical is not considered harmful.

    -- Additional water samples will be collected Monday, August 7, and results are expected later in the week. A decision will be made then as to whether the advisory on Tinker Creek should remain.

    -- DEQ has completed its count of fish that died as a result of the spill. The total is 40,198, which includes sunfish, rock bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, darters, multiple species of minnow, margined madtoms, bullhead catfish and suckers. Though there have been a few larger fish kills in Virginia, this is considered a significant incident.

    -- The company responsible for the spill, Crop Production Services, has continued to cooperate fully with DEQ and has taken numerous actions to address the fish kill.


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On June 10th, TFC Chester hosted a press conference to formally announce the rollout of the 95 gallon recycling carts to all 61,500 homes in the City of Richmond. The carts are replacing the 24 gallon bins which have been in use since year 2000.TFC President Michael “Recycle” Benedetto kicked off the event by welcoming everyone to TFC, including Mayor Dwight Jones of Richmond and CVWMA Exe ...
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Out of the Grey Area and into the Brownfields

All too often,  those  of  us  focused on the waste industry tend to view environmental “issues” as  involving  Part B permits, wetlands/streambanks, PBR’s or air emissions standards. Yet many  of our members, including those who are vendors, have environmental issues lurking in their industrial back yards that have little or nothing to do with waste hauling or landfilling activities. ...
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EPA USDA September 17, 2015 Announced Reduction Goals for Agricultural and Food Waste Programs.

Aaron GilmanRepresentatives from the USDA and EPA announced the first-ever national food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50% reduction by 2030.In order to reach this goal, the federal government will partner with private and public organizations, the private sector, and other local governments to reduce food waste. The aim of the goal is to improve food security, con- serve natural res ...
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VIRGINIA GOVERNOR TERRY MCAULIFFE CELEBRATES SLOW DOWN TO GET AROUND LAW WITH INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES

RICHMOND, Virginia — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe took part today in a ceremonial signing of House Bill 1649 that enhances safety for workers in the waste and recycling industry. This event kicks off public education efforts from the Virginia Waste Industries Association (VWIA,) a chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA,) as they urging motorists to become familiar w ...
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VWIA News from your Chapter Manager, Bob Kania

Are you getting the most value from your NWRA/VWIA membership? Many members view their membership as annual attendance at a couple of social events, chapter meetings and golf outings, spending time with other industry leaders and building relationships with prospective customers. While these are very good reasons for membership, there are many additional benefits that can be realized and you shoul ...
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National Waste & Recycling Association
1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 804
Arlington, VA 22202
T: 800-424-2869 T: 202-244-4700
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