Waste

Illinois Governor Vetos Ban on Plastic Bag Bans

Illinois Governor Vetos Ban on Plastic Bag Bans

  SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, August 27, 2012 (ENS) – Illinois cities and towns can still pass ordinances to ban single-use plastic bags now that Governor Pat Quinn Sunday vetoed the Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Act, SB 3442. Illinois...

 

Hanford Double-Shell Tank Leaks Nuclear Waste

Hanford Double-Shell Tank Leaks Nuclear Waste

  RICHLAND, Washington, August 20, 2012 (ENS) – For the first time, a leak of highly radioactive waste has been detected from a double-shelled tank at the Hanford Nuclear Site in central Washington state. The public interest group...

 

China Urged to Impose ‘Green’ Taxes

China Urged to Impose ‘Green’ Taxes

MANILA, Philippines, August 15, 2012 (ENS) – The Chinese government should establish a “green taxation system” to attain its target of reducing pollution and promoting sustainable economic growth, the Asian Development Bank...

 

Hong Kong Probes Liability for Plastic Pellet Spill

Hong Kong Probes Liability for Plastic Pellet Spill

HONG KONG, China, August 14, 2012 (ENS) – Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says he supports the investigation into who is responsible for the plastic pellet spill, in which around 150 tonnes of plastic were dumped into the sea. Leung...

 

Typhoon Dumps Tons of Plastic Pellets on Hong Kong Beaches

Typhoon Dumps Tons of Plastic Pellets on Hong Kong Beaches

  HONG KONG, China, August 8, 2012 (ENS) – Containers full of plastic pellets swept from a ship during Typhoon Vicente last month have broken open, scattering the pellets at sea and on at least 10 Hong Kong beaches. Overnight on July...

 

London Green Group Urges a ‘Plastic-Bag-Free’ Olympics

London Green Group Urges a ‘Plastic-Bag-Free’ Olympics

LONDON, UK, July 27, 2012 (ENS) – As the first day of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games dawns with the ringing of bells across Britain, the grassroots campaign group Greener upon Thames is calling on Olympic organizers, visitors, suppliers...

 

Illinois Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Asbestos Crimes

Illinois Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Asbestos Crimes

  URBANA, Illinois, July 26, 2012 (ENS) – A 10-year prison sentence was imposed today on an Illinois man who was convicted of illegally removing asbestos insulation and exposing workers to dangerous asbestos-laden dust. Duane “Butch”...

 

Five States Funded for Japanese Tsunami Debris Response

Five States Funded for Japanese Tsunami Debris Response

WASHINGTON, DC, July 18, 2012 (ENS) – Federal ocean authorities are making $250,000 in grants available to five states hit by debris from the March 2011 Japanese tsunami. Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii will receive...

 

Los Angeles Largest U.S. City to Ban Plastic Bags

  LOS ANGELES, California, May 23, 2012 (ENS) – Los Angeles City Council today voted to adopt a ban on plastic bags at retail checkouts, making the ” City of Angels” the largest in the country to phase out the single-use...

 

Plastic Bags Banned on All Hawaiian Islands

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, May 17, 2012 (ENS) – Hawaii has just become the first U.S. state to enact a statewide ban on plastic bags. While no law has yet been passed on the state level, each of the counties in the state has now enacted...

 

Japanese Tsunami Debris Headed for U.S. Shores

  HONOLULU, Hawaii, December 20, 2011 (ENS) – Debris from the tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11 could reach the Hawaiian islands as early as this winter, according to scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,...

 

Certification for Electronic Waste Recycling Gathers Support

  NEW YORK, New York, February 10, 2010 (ENS) – The Natural Resources Defense Council Tuesday announced its endorsement of the first certification program for electronics recycling. The new e-Stewards Certification relies on independent,...

 

Yucca Mountain’s Dead. Next? Expert Panel Examines Nuclear Waste Options

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 29, 2010 (ENS) – The U.S. Department of Energy announced today the formation of a blue ribbon commission to evaluate policy options for a safe, long-term solution to America’s growing piles of spent...

 

Enviros in Court to Defend EPA Medical Waste Incinerator Rule

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 7, 2010 (ENS) – Two environmental groups have come forward in federal court to defend the Obama administration’s new rule limiting air pollutants emitted by medical waste incinerators. The groups have...

 

City of Akron Must Stop Discharging Sewage to Cuyahoga River

AKRON, Ohio, November 13, 2009 (ENS) – The City of Akron, Ohio, has agreed to make extensive improvements to its sewer system to reduce or eliminate sewage overflows that have long polluted the Cuyahoga River and its tributaries, the Justice...

 

Clean Cruise Ship Act Introduced to Stop Raw Sewage Dumping

  WASHINGTON, DC, October 22, 2009 (ENS) – Nearly identical bills to prevent cruise ships from discharging raw, untreated sewage in U.S. coastal waters were introduced Wednesday in both Houses of Congress. Assistant Senate Majority...

 
 
 
 

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