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Spokane taking over waste-to-energy plant 17.4.2014 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane is taking over operation of the city incinerator that burns waste to generate electricity....
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Syria chemical weapons deadline needs fair seas 15.4.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
Syria needs to get its remaining chemical weapons out of the country by the end of April to have any hope of meeting the June destruction ...
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Governor signs ‘revenge porn’ bill, 110 others into law 1.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Gov. Gary Herbert may have writer’s cramp — he announced Monday signing 111 more bills into law. They include legislation banning “revenge porn,” reforming payday loans, approving moving the state prison from Draper, preventing repeats of the Stericycle medical waste incinerator controversy, and a bill to rename a Utah County highway in honor of a recently murdered law officer. A complete list of all bills that passed the 2014 Legislature, and which the governor has signed so far, is available a...
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3M exec retires with her goals met 28.3.2014 Twincities.com: Local

Vickie Batroot was introduced to 3M as a college intern.

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Minn. makes way for big solar project 28.3.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Geronimo Energy Aurora project, which will be built on 20 different sites throughout the state next to Xcel substations, would give the state about eight times the solar energy output currently produced.
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Could Minneapolis follow San Francisco's lead to be 'zero waste'? 21.3.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Mayor Betsy Hodges advocated for Minneapolis to be a “zero waste” city during last year’s campaign, as she opposed expanding the trash-burning capacity at the county incinerator. Thursday night, she and other local leaders met at a south Minneapolis church to consider how to make that a reality, turning toward San Francisco as a model for diverting most garbage from landfills and burners.
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Buildings keep tumbling at Utah’s chemical weapons depot 20.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Demolition of the former Deseret Chemical Depot is progressing and may even be slightly ahead of schedule, according to an update provided Thursday. Demolition crews recently tore down a 90-foot tall, 200-foot wide structure used to cool and clean exhaust gases from the furnaces that helped destroy such weapons as mustard gas and nerve agents including sarin, Tabun and VX, according to the written update the project’s contractor provided. The update said the demolition is expected to be comple...
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Clean air activists give Utah politicians mixed grades 19.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Air pollution was public enemy No. 1 this legislative session — the subject of polls, petitions, protests and more than two dozen proposals for scrubbing Utah’s smog-laden skies. But, in the end, only a third of those bills passed, and not the real “game changers,” according to a consortium of clean-air advocates who are calling on the public to continue to press policymakers for meaningful change. “Compared to past, recent sessions where [regulatory] funding was cut and bills were passed to ins...
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Legislature lays groundwork for Stericycle move 12.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Legislature took action Tuesday to pave the way to relocate the Stericycle medical waste incinerator from North Salt Lake to Tooele County and to create a buffer zone to avoid future clashes between the burn plant and residential neighborhoods. The Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to HJR6, which gives Stericycle the required legislative approval to relocate to Tooele County, the first of several hurdles Stericycle has to clear. “This is a very important resolution, said Sen. Tod...
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Trib Talk: The controversy over Stericycle 6.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Sure, Stericycle burns medical waste, but it also incinerates trash from international flights and biohazardous evidence from police investigations. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Stericycle executive Selin Hoboy and Tribune environmental reporter Brian Maffly join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss exactly what Stericycle does and the controversy surrounding where they do it. You can join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+. You can also ...
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Senate advances bill to prevent another ‘Stericycle situation’ 5.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Senate approved on Wednesday a bill intended to prevent future medical waste incinerators from being located within two miles of residential areas — hoping to avoid the kind of problems that have plagued Stericycle in North Salt Lake. The Senate voted 26-1 to pass SB196, and sent it to the House. “We are trying to prevent another Stericycle situation from being created in the future,” said Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, the bill’s sponsor. The only controversy about the proposed bill aros...
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Utah Senate acts to prevent ‘another Stericylcle situation’ 5.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Lawmakers took a step Tuesday toward preventing future medical waste incinerators from being located within two miles of residential areas — hoping to avoid problems that have surrounded Stericycle in North Salt Lake. The only controversy was whether the Senate should go even further, and allow stiffer punishments for Stericycle for alleged violations that neighbors say has sickened them. “I am in favor of smacking Stericycle. I think they have been a very bad corporate citizen,” said Rep. Jim D...
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House OKs relocation of Stericycle medical waste incinerator 4.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah House passed legislation Monday clearing the path for Stericycle to move its medical waste incinerator from North Salt Lake to a new location in Tooele. Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, said HJR6 approved unanimously by the Utah House is just the first step in the process and doesn’t specify where the new incinerator would be located. The plan, now headed to the Senate, still must get regulatory approval and there is no hard time frame for the move. Rep. Merrill Nelson, R-Grantsville, who re...
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Who sends trash, taxpayer dollars to Stericycle? 3.3.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Three times a week, a dozen or more yellow drums show up at Stericycle’s North Salt Lake incinerator, where the contents are converted to smoke and ash for permanent disposal in the atmosphere and ground. But these containers from Salt Lake City International Airport do not hold the infectious and chemically tainted medical wastes Stericycle is known for handling. They are filled with meal leftovers, candy wrappers, food service articles and other items that tourists returning from locales from ...
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Judge orders an end to Pa. takeover of capital 27.2.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
HARRISBURG, Pa.—A judge is ordering an end to the state's unprecedented takeover of Pennsylvania's capital after two-plus years and hundreds of
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Judge orders an end to Pa. takeover of capital 27.2.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Judge orders an end to Pa. takeover of capital
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Judge orders an end to Pa.'s takeover of financially troubled capital 27.2.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Panel advances bill targeting med-waste incinerators 22.2.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A proposed ban on building waste incinerators near homes cleared a Senate committee without opposition Friday. SB196, sponsored by Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, targets the burning of certain types of medical waste, a practice that stirred controversy in his Davis County district last year after state regulators cracked down on a Stericyle plant for alleged emission violations. When the facility was permitted in 1989, the location was surrounded by open fields zoned for industrial uses. But i...
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Utah House panel greenlights Stericycle move 20.2.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Legislation necessary to enable medical waste handler Stericycle to relocate its incinerating operations to Tooele County cleared a House committee Wednesday with broad support. Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, is carrying HJR6 to help resolve an expanding battle over waste burning in what has become the school-filled North Salt Lake neighborhood of Foxboro. “This is a great win for everyone involved,” Hughes said. Stericycle critics, however, contend incineration no longer has a place in waste mana...
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Private supply ship departs space station after 5-week visit: 1 big trash incinerator 18.2.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
Private supply ship departs space station after 5-week visit: 1 big trash incinerator
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