User: irge304 Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste Management :: Landfills
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Some fear 3M water pollution settlement money won't go far enough 21.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
On Tuesday, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced an $850 million settlement in the state's lawsuit against 3M over water contamination by perflurochemicals, or PFCs, in several east Twin Cities suburbs.
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3M to pay $850 million to settle suit over chemical disposal 21.2.2018 AP Business
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- 3M Co. has agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million to settle a major case alleging the manufacturer damaged natural resources and contaminated groundwater by disposing of chemicals over decades, Minnesota's attorney general announced Tuesday....
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Minnesota's $5 billion case over 3M chemicals is halted 20.2.2018 AP Business
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A judge halted jury selection Tuesday in the trial of Minnesota's $5 billion lawsuit against manufacturer 3M Co., and both sides planned an afternoon announcement signaling a possible settlement....
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Grocery bags and takeout containers aren't enough. It's time to phase out all single-use plastic 20.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Faced with an unholy tonnage of chip bags, soda bottles, takeout containers and other disposable plastic items flowing into our landfills and our waters, winding up in wildlife, drinking water and food, policymakers in California have tried reining in plastic waste bit by bit. For example, more...

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3M vs. Minnesota: A primer for this major water pollution trial 20.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota's attorney general is suing 3M for contaminating Minnesota's water with chemicals the company produced for decades. Here's what you need to know as the lawsuit begins.
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Minnesota's $5 billion case over 3M chemicals heads to trial 20.2.2018 AP Business
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades....
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Minnesota's $5B case over 3M chemicals heads to trial 20.2.2018 AP Business
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades....
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All eyes on Minnesota as state readies fight against 3M in water pollution trial 19.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
East metro residents and observers from across the country will be watching closely as Minnesota's $5 billion lawsuit against 3M for polluting natural resources finally goes to trial after years of delays.
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Electronics-recycling innovator faces prison for trying to extend computers' lives 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Eric Lundgren is obsessed with recycling electronics.

He built an electric car out of recycled parts that far outdistanced a Tesla in a test. He launched what he thinks is the first “electronic hybrid recycling” facility in the United States, which turns discarded cellphones and other electronics...

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Recycling hacks 15.2.2018 BBC: Business
As pressure on recycling infrastructure grows, entrepreneurs are turning to unusual ways to get fresh use out of the most unlikely products.
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Plan for 600 homes near Erie stalled when lost chemical waste dump was found nearby 13.2.2018 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Developer Richard Dean had a plan to clean up an old landfill in Erie and build 600 single-family homes to the south, but his plan became messy.
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Potato plastics 9.2.2018 BBC: Business
Better recycling and compostable materials could be an answer to our plastic pollution problem.
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3M asks for delay in state trial 9.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Maplewood-based company said it needs time to respond to a report released this week by the Minnesota Department of Health.
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Garbage In, Garbage Out in L.A. 7.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
A new recycling program leaves residents feeling like Oscar the Grouch.
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RecycLA and other reasons to wonder who's in charge at L.A. City Hall 7.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

“You were had,” said one angry taxpayer.

“You guys got crushed,” said another.

The topic?

L.A.’s Keystone Kops rollout of a new trash recycling program, which has featured a dramatic service reduction at a huge price increase for thousands of customers.

It’s so bad, even the people who supported...

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The Energy 202: Sierra Club sues EPA over FOIA request on FOIA requests 2.2.2018 Washington Post: Politics
There has been a marked increase in requests for public information from Scott Pruitt's EPA.
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Are we stuck with plastic drinking straws? 2.2.2018 BBC: Business
A leading maker of straws says greener alternatives are too costly and their development has stalled.
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EPA Sets Plan to Remove Radioactive Waste from Missouri Dump 2.2.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to try to remove radioactive waste from a Missouri dump as part of a widespread effort to speed up how the government deals with the country’s most toxic sites.
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EPA orders cleanup at St. Louis nuclear waste site. What does it mean for the nation's other toxic messes? 1.2.2018 Washington Post
EPA orders cleanup at St. Louis nuclear waste site. What does it mean for the nation's other toxic messes?
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The Super Bowl of recycling? NFL aims to keep over 40 tons of waste out of landfills. 1.2.2018 Washington Post
The Super Bowl of recycling? NFL aims to keep over 40 tons of waste out of landfills.
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