Toxic Waste News

  • Toxic Crops and Zoonotic Disease: UNEP Identifies the Emerging Environmental Issues of Our Time

    From the worrying rise in zoonotic diseases around the world to an examination of how climate change is increasing the toxicity of crops, a UNEP report out today seeks to highlight a number of the world's key emerging environmental issues. UNEP's Frontiers report identifies, highlights and offers solutions to six emerging issues, including the threat to human health posed by the ...

  • Get Schooled on Waste-to-Energy

    At ABUTEC, we’re always learning and staying up to date on the newest advances in all the industries in which we operate. But sometimes, WE’RE the ones doing the teaching! That’s why we’re excited about our upcoming webinar, “Waste Gas-To-Energy Projects.” We’re partnering with Venture ...


    By ABUTEC LLC

  • U.S. EPA Settles with El Paso Natural Gas for Cleanup Costs at Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajo Nation

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a settlement worth more than $500,000 with El Paso Natural Gas Company LLC, (EPNG) to reimburse government costs related to 19 abandoned uranium mines located on the Navajo Nation, near Cameron, Arizona. Under the settlement terms, EPNG will reimburse the U.S. EPA $502,500, based on its share of field ...

  • Toxic waste defiles defunct chemical plant in Hungary

    Greenpeace says leaking, rusted barrels full of toxic materials stored in the open at a defunct chemical company in Hungary could cause an environmental catastrophe. The government says it will take months before the chemicals are removed and the area can be cleaned up. Gergely Simon, a Greenpeace chemicals expert, called the situation at the Budapest Chemical Works "near catastrophic." He said ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Funding Helps Businesses in Upstate New York Prevent Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $268,383 to organizations in New York to fund projects that will help small and medium-sized businesses reduce pollution. These grants were awarded to the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute and Empire State Development. “EPA helps businesses reduce the use of toxic materials, save energy, protect human health and save ...

  • Exide settles with California Department of Toxic Substances Control

    Exide Technologies, Inc. today announced a settlement agreement that will allow the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to begin review of Exide’s ...

  • Waste could fertilise food cost cuts

    Researchers in the UK think they may have found a way to produce fertilisers that should cut farmers’ costs and at the same time boost some types of renewable energy. Their scheme, which involves using waste material from anaerobic digesters ...


    By Climate News Network

  • California Approves Expansion of Toxic Waste Site

    Residents of a small California farming community who have worried for years about the health effects of a hazardous waste landfill learned Wednesday that the state has cleared the way for it to expand. Rather than scaling back the Kettleman Hills landfill, as residents had demanded, state officials announced the approval of a plan for the operator to increase what is already the largest toxic ...


    By Associated Press

  • Food for Thought on Waste over Festive Season

    Christmas for many around the world is a time of plenty: stomachs full to bursting and gifts spilling out from beneath the tree as we indulge those we love. But in the days that follow, who hasn't felt a slight twinge of guilt at the food we scrape into the bin or the old gadgets that are now going to gather dust in the cupboard or end up on the scrapheap? Don't worry, though, for there are ...

  • ‘Bonfire party’ was toxic

    Piles of waste were stored and then burnt at an illegal site close to the Norfolk to London railway line in Suffolk and today (Thursday 29 August) the man responsible was fined £28,000 by Norwich Magistrates’ Court. The court heard that Ian Dale Garnham (44) illegally stockpiled waste and then set fire to it at The Woodyard in Upper Rose Lane, Palgrave, Diss, between 3 and 6 November ...

  • EPA Proposes to Reduce Toxic Pollutants Discharged into Waterways by Power Plants

    In accordance with a consent decree and in line with requirements under the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today will propose a range of options to help reduce dangerous pollutants, including mercury, arsenic, lead, and selenium that are released into America’s waterways by coal ash, air pollution control waste and other waste from steam electric power ...

  • NRDC President: Congress should Enact Public Health and Environment Safeguards before any further expansion of natural gas fracking occurs

    Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, told a Senate Committee panel today that Congress should enact public health and environmental safeguards before any further expansion of natural gas fracking occurs because it is exposing Americans to growing risks from air pollution, water pollution and toxic chemicals.  Testifying before the Senate Energy and Natural ...

  • Ecuador Villagers Seek $2 Billion of Chevron Assets In Argentina

    Indigenous groups and villagers from Ecuador are filing suit today to freeze an estimated $2 billion of Chevron assets in Argentina to help pay for a remediation of the extensive toxic pollution left by the oil giant on their ancestral lands in the Amazon rainforest, representatives of the communities announced. The move is the fourth legal action filed to enforce a $19 billion judgment in ...

  • Two Puget Sound-area metalworking facilities fail to disclose use of chemicals

    Two metalworking facilities in South Seattle and Tukwila, Washington failed to report toxic chemical use under federal community right-to-know laws, according to two separate settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Under the settlements, North Star Casteel Products, Inc. and Jorgensen Forge Corporation have submitted missing reports outlining chemical use at their facilities ...

  • Waste Reduction Technology Demonstration at EPA Regional Office in Atlanta

    On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will view a demonstration of a waste collection efficiency strategy developed by BigBelly Solar, Inc. in the courtyard of the Atlanta Federal Center. The waste collection strategy aims to reduce the cost of waste and recycling collection by utilizing solar energy to compact waste on-site. Who: Carol Kemker, EPA Region ...

  • Don`t waste the waste

    Biogas analysis cannot be underestimated: get it right and protect revenues, get it wrong and those revenues will quickly plummet There is no denying that biogas is valuable. It may not be the most pleasant material to handle — hot, wet, dirty, smelly, corrosive, toxic — but handled correctly, it is worth a lot of money to whomever is producing it. Encouraged, subsidised, ...


    By Geotech

  • SPRUCE: Waste Gas Abatement without Fuel Gas

    The new system developed by DAS Environmental Expert GmbH safely and reliably abates dangerous waste gases from semiconductor manufacturing processes Dresden, March 20, 2012. Starting today, DAS Environmental Expert GmbH is offering customers a new system for waste gas abatement: SPRUCE is a waste gas abatement system that operates entirely without fuel gas. “The new system closes a gap in ...

  • Lyme, AIDS, Morgellon’s Caused by GM “Toxic Wastes"

    Allegory Press, LLC has released a provocative new book by Midwest author PJ Langhoff, "The Fourth Monkey: An Untold History of the Lyme Disease Epidemic." Langhoff's book contains evidence that Lyme disease, HIV/AIDS, Morgellon’s, and other infections including those with “no known cause” have important ties to genetic engineering "accidents" and toxic pollutants. The Fourth Monkey reveals the ...


    By PRWeb

  • Industry Coalition to Limit Toxic E-Waste Exports Adds New Members, Bi-Partisan Co-Sponsors

    The Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER) today announced that Sims Recycling Solutions has joined the industry effort to support federal legislation that will restrict export of toxic electronic waste (e-waste) from the U.S. and spur creation of tens of thousands of jobs through expansion of the domestic recycling industry. In the House of ...

  • World`s 10 Worst Toxic Pollution Problems

    The price of gold affects more than global finances; it also drives the world's most toxic pollution problem, according to new research from the Blacksmith Institute, an environmental health group based in New York City. Miners in countries from across Africa and Southeast Asia use mercury to separate the precious metal from the surrounding rock and silt. To then separate the resulting amalgam of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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