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Industrial Waste

The National Civic Action Spawned by the Deadly Love Canal

Ralph Nader | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ralph Nader

Lois Gibbs did not shrug her shoulders and say "I don't have the time or what difference would it make?" when calamity struck her and her neighbors. It's easier than we think to start turning things around. We have to believe so and show up.

Gains in Plain Sight: The Common Sense of Cooperative Resource Management

Marian Chertow | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business
Marian Chertow

Waste is no longer an unavoidable liability, but a potential asset: power plants might sell their coal ash to the cement industry; pharmaceutical manufacturers might offer their slurry outflow as fertilizer to farms.

China Seizes 77 Million Capsules In Crackdown Of Tainted Pills

AP | Posted 04.23.2012 | World

BEIJING -- Chinese state media say police have arrested nine people and detained 54 others in a crackdown on chromium-tainted gel capsules made from i...

New Orleans Tap Water Beats Odds, Meets All Regulatory Standards

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Residents worry about spills in the river, and wonder if oil lapping at the coast has affected their faucet water. Local, state and federal authorities, however, say the city's tap water meets and, under some criteria, exceeds their standards.

Europe Burns Trash For Cleaner Energy, U.S. Lags

The New York Times | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Denmark now regards garbage as a clean alternative fuel rather than a smelly, unsightly problem. Across Europe, there are about 400 plants, with Denma...

Risky Runoff: From Fish-Roe to Ritalin (My Reaction to "Poisoned Waters," a Recent PBS Frontline Story)

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

The particulates from our own medicated bodily fluids are so fine that there are no water processing plants in the world that can trap them.