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3M pollution jury selection starts today 4.5.2009 Star Tribune: Latest
Two years ago, thousands of east metro residents were frantically trying to find out if their water was safe to drink. Monday, jury selection begins for a lawsuit arising from the contamination.
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3M pollution jury selection starts Monday 4.5.2009 Star Tribune: Latest
Two years ago, thousands of east metro residents were frantically trying to find out if their water was safe to drink. Monday, jury selection begins for a lawsuit arising from the contamination.
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State cites EnergySolutions for duct-tape incident 2.5.2009 Salt Lake Tribune
State radiation regulators have cited EnergySolutions Inc. for its role in shipping a tanker that leaked radiation-tainted solvent from a duct-taped hose.
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What Do Lays Chip Bags And Classical Music Have In Common? 1.5.2009 TreeHugger
Even though it seems everyone has an iPod or MP3 player and is downloading music, traditional CD's are still a huge business. The jewel cases are made from a variety of plastics that break easily and are not easy recyclable; sooner or later most of them will end up in landfills. I’m excited to tell you about the world’s most eco-friendly CD case just created made from recycled, shredded chip bags! ... ...
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Plastic cups could boost auto performance 1.5.2009 New Scientist: Focus on America
The dream of being able to fuel a car on waste comes a step closer with the discovery that dissolving polystyrene cups in biodiesel increases power output ...
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Recycling: Curb Your Enthusism 1.5.2009 Mother Jones
THE FIRST RULE OF RECYCLING IN AMERICA: There are no rules. A 1976 federal law gives states and localities responsibility for how they handle their trash, including . National standards could put an end to the "Can I recycle my yogurt lid?" once and for all, but there's little political will for a major overhaul of the country's 8,000-plus recycling programs. Which is why we're stuck with a frustrating free-for-all in which one town's recyclables are another's junk, and the average city recycles only about a third of its . Still, many municipalities lag far behind even that unimpressive standard due to a combination of official indifference, cheap landfill, and regional variations in the recyclables market. (What's up with that?) ...
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Plastic? Fantastic 1.5.2009 Mother Jones
IN THE 1850s, the titans of the American billiards industry faced a vexing problem. A mere eight balls could be carved from the tusks of a large Asian elephant, but the species, once populous, had been hunted into near extinction—a casualty of the demand for ivory for everything from cue balls to corsets. Fearing the parlor game's demise, manufacturer Michael Phelan offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who could create an artificial material that mimicked ivory's unusual mix of pliability and durability. "If any inventive genius would discover a substitute for ivory, possessing those qualities which make it valuable to the billiard player, he would make a handsome fortune for himself, and earn our sincerest gratitude," Phelan pleaded. ...
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Halliburton, KBR sued over 'burn pits' 29.4.2009 CNN: Top Stories
A series of civil lawsuits against defense contractors KBR and its former parent company Halliburton claims the companies endangered the health of U.S. troops and contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan by unsafely burning massive amounts of garbage on U.S. bases.
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Sustainability plan is goal-oriented 29.4.2009 Philly.com News
Check out a sampling of the targets outlined in Mayor Nutter's sustainability plan, complete with the benchmarks he has set for the city to reach by 2015.
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3M's plan to burn more solvents at its Cottage Grove incinerator put on hold 29.4.2009 Twincities.com: Local
Washington County has a three-word response to 3M's plans to burn more waste solvents at its Cottage Grove incinerator: Not so fast.


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Landfill cover soil methane oxidation underestimated 28.4.2009 Environmental News Network
A literature review reveals that landfill cover soils oxidize more methane than guidelines suggest
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Dept. of Interior Declares Existing Mountaintop Coal Removal Policy a "Major Misstep" 28.4.2009 TreeHugger
photo: Tami A. Heilemann/Department of the Interior In another encouraging move by the , Secretary has said that the Bush administration ruling allowing operations to dispose of waste in nearby streams was a "major misstep" and "bad public policy":... ...
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Stillborn placed in trash may be deep in Sanpete landfill 28.4.2009 Salt Lake Tribune
Police in Sanpete County said Tuesday an apparently stillborn baby dumped into the trash by a juvenile mother may be in a section of landfill 20 feet deep and 300 feet long.
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Girl apparently leaves stillborn baby in the trash 28.4.2009 Salt Lake Tribune
Investigators are looking for the body of a stillborn baby in the Sanpete County landfill near Mayfield. Sheriff's deputies have described the mother only as a juvenile living in an unincorporated area of Sanpete County.
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Developing "Green" Plastics: Brazil in the Lead 27.4.2009 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability News - ENN
Brazil has become a leader in what promises to be a huge industry and global market that would have an equally profound, widespread and positive impact when it comes to reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and reducing carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions, not to mention air, water and land pollution from human waste products more broadly speaking–bioplastics.
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Steam line to heat and cool new Twins stadium, downtown buildings 27.4.2009 MinnPost
Developing "Green" Plastics: Brazil in the Lead 27.4.2009 Environmental News Network
Brazil has become a leader in what promises to be a huge industry and global market that would have an equally profound, widespread and positive impact when it comes to reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and reducing carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions, not to mention air, water and land pollution from human waste products more broadly speaking–bioplastics.
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--Getting more from your groceries 27.4.2009 Arizona Daily Sun
Americans throw away more than 25 percent of the food we purchase each year, about 96 billion pounds of food waste, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
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'Safety' is the watchword on EnergySolutions tours 26.4.2009 Salt Lake Tribune
Clive rises from the desert like an oasis. Past the Kennecott smelter and tailings pile. Past the exit for Iosepa and the barrow pit ponds of the Great Salt Lake.
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Landfills hurting as consumers repair, reuse 25.4.2009 SFGate: Business & Technology
Thrift-driven Americans are fixing up, making do and reusing so much to cope with the recession that the drop in throwaways means less fill for landfills. To deal with the drop-off in dropoffs, landfills are laying off workers, reducing hours of operation and... ...
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