User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Hazardous Waste
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Minneapolis ends residential battery recycling amid fire concerns 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minneapolis officials said Tuesday that batteries will no longer be picked up from residential recycling, although some will be allowed in the trash. Hennepin County also recently curbed its battery recycling over worries about fires.
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Most Superfund Sites Are Threatened by Climate Change. EPA Doesn’t Plan to Do Anything About It. 19.11.2019 Mother Jones
Two years ago, Congress asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to determine how prepared the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was to address the threat climate change poses to Superfund sites—spaces that store hazardous materials, like coal ash ponds or decommissioned mining sites that the EPA has identified for eventual clean up. The GAO findings just […]
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State hits Water Gremlin over new hazardous waste violations 6.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The maker of lead-based products has let the chemical TCE and used motor oil leak into soils under its White Bear Township building, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says. Other state regulators shut the plant last week over lead contamination concerns.
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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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E-cigarette fire risk leads Hennepin Co. to curb battery recycling 30.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The county is ending battery recycling at city and county buildings, libraries, schools, and community centers. The change came after a vaping pen started smoldering in one battery recycling receptacle, forcing the Westonka Library to call the fire department.
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Trump’s Impeachment Woes Grow In Latest Twitter Rant 26.10.2019 Mother Jones
Somebody is thinking about impeachment this morning.  President Donald Trump’s latest weekend tweetstorm took aim at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), two of the top Democrats leading the chamber’s investigation into whether Trump’s request for Ukraine to investigate a political rival merits his removal from […]
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Hurricane Dorian Could Slam 67 Toxic Sites. But Hundreds More Are at Risk. 7.9.2019 Mother Jones
Ten days before Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that reversed an Obama administration directive that required infrastructure projects using federal funding—like roadways and stormwater infrastructure—to be designed to accommodate the rising sea levels associated with climate change. After Harvey dumped more than 60 […]
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What Is Graphene? Here's What We Know About The Material Scientists Think Can Repel Insects Just Like A Spray 31.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A high-tech, graphene-based film may help to shield people from disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to a new study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Environmental groups move to sue South Bay refinery over mishandling of hazardous waste 7.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Environmental groups move to sue Phillips 66 South Bay refinery for violating hazardous waste laws.

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EPA Wants Coal Plants to Use More Arsenic-laden Waste That Could Pollute Water, Activists Warn: 'A Disgrace to Everything the EPA Stands For' 31.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Environmental groups say the decision was purely political and could result in the contamination of water supplies.
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Sri Lankans demand UK take back rotting waste 24.7.2019 BBC: World
Decomposing containers containing hazardous waste, labelled as "recycling", arrived from the UK.
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Andover reckons with past pollution as landfill’s hazardous waste cleanup begins 24.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1970s, Minnesota allowed hazardous waste to be dumped at a site in what was then the far outskirts of the Twin Cities. Today, the landfill is surrounded by homes, ball fields and a creek. The state is paying $22 million to clean it up.
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Trump administration fact check: Environment, VA, Russia and jobs 13.7.2019 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim.
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Neguse bill would ban drilling under Rocky Flats and other Superfund sites 13.7.2019 Denver Post: Business
Following the furor late last year over a proposal to drill for oil and gas beneath the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant northwest of Denver, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse introduced legislation Friday to ban mineral extraction underneath the nation's Superfund sites.
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Rabid bat found along Greeley Fourth of July parade route 11.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
A bat found crawling along the Greeley Fourth of July parade route has tested positive for rabies, according to a statement from the Greeley department of public health.
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Mining company rejects EPA order for Superfund cleanup work 11.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
A mining company says it won't carry out cleanup work ordered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of a Superfund project in southwest Colorado.
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Trump touts 'environmental leadership,' even as D.C. has floods and critics pounce 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In an East Room event that played like a campaign rally, President Trump touted his push for clean air and "crystal clear" water. He made no mention of climate change, a growing concern for voters.
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Donald Trump Accused of Greenwashing As He Touts False and Misleading Environmental Accomplishments 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Donald Trump is resorting to greenhouse gaslighting the public to try and cover-up the fact that he is the worst president in history for the environment, climate and public health," said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune.
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My Country Is Not a Dumping Ground for Your Garbage | Opinion 8.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Thousands of tons of plastic "recycling" have been sent to Malaysia from the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Europe, Japan and elsewhere. It's time these nations stepped up to help deal with their own waste.
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The Long Shadow: A note about the project from photojournalist RJ Sangosti 30.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver Post photojournalist RJ Sangosti describes what led him to produce the documentary photo project "The Long Shadow" and why the story of Denver's Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods should resonate with readers.
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