Waste management

FILE - In this March 12, 2018, file photo, Skagit County Solid Waste Division manager Margo Gillaspy displays some of the recyclable plastic items that had been deposited at the Skagit County Transfer Station at Ovenell Road in Mt. Vernon, Wash. A scientific study published Wednesday, June 20, 2018, said China's 2017 decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe. (Scott Terrell/Skagit Valley Herald via AP, File)
June 20, 2018 - 3:05 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to pile up around the globe, and wealthy countries must find a way to slow the accumulation of one of the most ubiquitous materials on the planet, a group of scientists said. The...
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June 19, 2018 - 7:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Leaders of companies in Ohio and Missouri have pleaded guilty to illegally shipping 9 million pounds of hazardous waste from Mississippi to Missouri. Prosecutors say Raymond Williams and his company, U.S. Technology Corp., pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to conspiring to...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:25 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials say treatment is underway to clean up contaminants in the groundwater and soil at a North Carolina Superfund site. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a news release Friday a 1.2-acre area beneath the former CTS Corp. factory in Asheville is being...
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In this photo taken May 28, 2018, Ram Nath, 40, sorts reusable trash he fished out from Yamuna, India's sacred river that flows through the capital of New Delhi. For more than 25 years, Ram Nath has lived on the banks of the Yamuna River under a 19th-century iron bridge. Each morning, the wiry man walks a few steps from his makeshift hut and enters the black, sludgy waters of one of India’s most polluted rivers. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
June 04, 2018 - 11:38 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — For more than 25 years, Ram Nath has lived on the banks of the Yamuna River under a 19th-century iron bridge. Each morning, the wiry man walks a few steps from his makeshift hut and enters the black, sludgy waters of one of India's most polluted rivers. He is fishing for trash. "...
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June 02, 2018 - 10:40 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The home arena of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks will have new seats when renovations are completed in October. Hawks officials told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that about 12,500 seats have been removed from Philips Arena and recycled since the end of the team's season. The removed...
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May 28, 2018 - 9:33 am
BERWICK, Pa. (AP) — Residents who say they've endured a horrific stench from an industrial hog farm on the edge of their Pennsylvania town are taking their fight to the state Supreme Court. The gigantic barn outside Berwick confines as many as 4,800 hogs. Their waste is applied to nearby farm...
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In this photo taken Thursday, May 24, 2018, and released by the Royal Thai Police, a factory processing electronic waste is visited by police in Lat Krabang, outside Bangkok, Thailand. Police have raided several factories near Bangkok that allegedly were processing illegally imported electronic waste in a sign that China’s crackdown on waste recycling is pushing such operations offshore. (Royal Thai Police via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 5:27 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have raided several factories near Bangkok that allegedly were using a loophole to illegally import and process electronic waste. Police and industry ministry officials said Friday that they were still investigating after raids this week on at least four factories in...
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FILE - This April 9, 2015, file photo shows the south portal of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump near Mercury, Nev. The House is moving to approve an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 10, 2018 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday approved an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. Supporters say the bill would help solve a nuclear-waste storage problem that has festered for more than three...
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This Monday, May 7, 2018, photo provided by the Pueblo West Fire Department shows Gidget, an English mastiff belonging to Mandi Smith, of Pueblo West, Colo., holding onto a cement ledge as rescue members were on their way at the Pueblo West Wastewater Treatment Plant. Gidget, a 2-year-old English mastiff led astray by an escape-prone hound dog, is happy to be home, but still stinks after being found stranded in muck at a wastewater treatment plant in Colorado. (Brad Davidson/Pueblo West Fire Department via AP)
May 09, 2018 - 2:23 am
A 2-year-old English mastiff led astray by an escape-prone hound dog is happy to be home, but still stinks after being found stranded in muck at a wastewater treatment plant in Colorado. Gidget's ordeal started when a walker coonhound named Buddy helped her escape from their house in Pueblo West on...
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May 08, 2018 - 9:25 am
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a human fetus was found lodged in a piece of equipment at a wastewater treatment plant in Georgia. Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen tells The Augusta Chronicle that workers performing maintenance on a pipe at Augusta's J.B. Messerly Water Pollution Control...
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