User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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First federal standards on power plant coal ash treat it like garbage; avoid 'hazardous' label 20.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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EPA sets first national standard for coal waste 20.12.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material.
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EPA sets first national standard for coal waste 20.12.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material.
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EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage 19.12.2014 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage, rather than a hazardous material....
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Walker to review use of hunting, fishing fees to cover costs related to iron ore mine 17.12.2014 Star Tribune: Local
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Give + Take Swap Boutique in Santa Monica gets points for ingenuity 13.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
At first glance, the window display spotlighting a pair of sexy Prada heels could belong to any number of high-end boutiques in Santa Monica.
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Missing Mexican students' parents seek suspension of state powers 10.12.2014 New Kerala: World News
Mexico City, Dec 10 : The families of Mexico's 43 missing students are seeking the suspension of powers of the government of Guerrero state where the disappearances occurred because of infiltration by organised crime.
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Chinese government investigates 'cancer village' pollution case 10.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Authorities launch enquiry into illegal pollution from Chuangyuan Aluminium plant, alleged to have caused more than 10 cancer deaths in rural Hunan province

Chinese authorities have begun investigating a shocking case of industrial pollution in central China’s Hunan province, in which runoff from an aluminium plant’s illegal landfill allegedly gave at least 10 local villagers cancer.

Pollution from the plant, operated by the Changsha-based aluminium products manufacturer Chuangyuan Aluminium Co Ltd., had made parts of the remote rural county of Taoyuan virtually uninhabitable, the government-run Beijing News reported on Sunday.

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Roof experts say pigeon poop problem grows in Fairbanks; excrement damages metals, sealants 9.12.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Borrowing from landfill fund loan costs Minnesota millions 9.12.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Taking from the trash has wound up costing Minnesota big bucks.
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Minnesota lawmakers learn that past borrowing from landfill cleanup fund brings pile of debt 8.12.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Missing student ID'd; where are others? 8.12.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Even as the body of one of the missing has been found and identified, families of 43 missing students want to know where their loved ones are.
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Gift Guide: 8 Perfect Gift Ideas for ‘Twitter Dads’ 8.12.2014 Wired Top Stories
You're a dad. A dad who tweets. A 21st century digital dad. And for whatever reason, you're having a moment. These dadcore gifts will delight the dude in your ...
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Our E-Waste Problem Is Ridiculous, and Gadget Makers Aren’t Helping 8.12.2014 Wired Top Stories
As we ditch more and more of our electronics each year, recycling is a growing issue, and manufacturers need to take that into account with product ...
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EU court fines Italy €40m for failing to clean up illegal waste 2.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Ruling underlines failure of Italian governments to deal with environmental scandal blamed for abnormal levels of cancer Continue reading...
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Minnesota turns the page on the White Pages 25.11.2014 Star Tribune: Business
In granting a request by CenturyLink, the state PUC signaled the end of mandatory phone book distribution.
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Mattress apocalypse? Buried in trashed bedding, Mpls. may seek relief 25.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Mattresses are bulky, awkward to move and full of air, so they don't like to stay buried in landfills. Instead, they slowly work their way to the surface, rising from the earth like zombies.
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'Landfill Dogs' face sad reality 24.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Homeless and ownerless, these shelter dogs could end up buried in the very landfill they are playing on.
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Turkey Looks For Energy In An Abundant Resource: Pistachio Shells 20.11.2014 NPR Health Science
Converting the shells into biogas could provide most of the heat for a planned city of 200,000, engineers say. There's precedent in Australia, where macadamia nut shells are generating power.
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Retailers collect old paint under new Minnesota recycling program 18.11.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Hardware and paint stores now collect old paint for free, with recycling costs factored into new purchases.
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