Hazardous Waste. Legal news and articles for February 2 - 7, 2012

Senate Bill would have drug companies pay for disposal of unused prescriptionsRecycling Electronics in New York CityInsisting on Yucca Mountain won't fix nuclear waste problem, says HamiltonDecades of toxic waste not cleared upDecades of toxic waste in KZNON MAINE POLITICS: Only the best for Maine lobstersGuam Solid Waste Authority launches new websiteUnused medicine a toxic dilemmaMedford resident promoted to partner at Boston law firmColorado May Restrict Shale Fracturing at Former Bombing RangeLAKE ELSINORE: Hazardous waste and unwanted electrical items accepted SaturdayVermont Senate passes environmental enforcement billEditorial: Wade Dump tragedy still taking its tollWORLD CANCER DAYVt. Senate passes measure to have more public participation in environmental cases

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Wash. bill seeks unused prescription collection
The Seattle TimesFebruary 7, 2012

There are currently drug take-back programs in only 17 of the state's 39 counties, said Margaret Shield, a policy liaison with Local Hazardous Waste Management in King County, which includes several governments in the county.more »

"No Discharge Zone": Win for the Environment?
Patch.comFebruary 14, 2012

Thursday's federal action comes as a result of Simitian's Senate Bill 771, known as the Clean Coast Act. Enacted into law in 2005, it prohibits all commercial ships from dumping hazardous waste, sewage sludge, oily bilge water, "gray water" from sinks ...more »

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Senate Bill would have drug companies pay for disposal of unused prescriptions
Bellevue ReporterFebruary 7, 2012

"We're losing resources every year, and to then add a take back program where we have to dispose of drugs at hazardous waste sites, we just don't have enough resources to do that," Pillo said. Drug take back bills are nothing new in the state ...more »

Recycling Electronics in New York City
People's Daily OnlineFebruary 7, 2012

By Pucong Han (People's Daily Online) “Typically what happens to electronic waste is it ends up in landfills or is shipped to third world countries,” said Macaulay Campbell, a volunteer at the Lower East Side Ecology Center.more »

Insisting on Yucca Mountain won't fix nuclear waste problem, says Hamilton
Fierce Homeland SecurityFebruary 6, 2012

... report says federal legislation approved in 1992 that required the involvement of the Environmental Protection Agency in certifying the WIPP facility and gave the state authority to issue the permit for the facility accept hazardous waste, ...more »

Decades of toxic waste not cleared up
Independent OnlineFebruary 6, 2012

By Tony Carnie The remains of the dilapidated mercury-recycling plant at Thor Chemicals in Cato Ridge, where thousands of barrels of toxic mercury waste are piled up in a warehouse. Picture: Environmental Affairs Department Decades after the first ...more »

Decades of toxic waste in KZN
Independent OnlineFebruary 6, 2012

By Tony Carnie The remains of the dilapidated mercury-recycling plant at Thor Chemicals in Cato Ridge, where thousands of barrels of toxic mercury waste are piled up in a warehouse. Picture: Environmental Affairs Department Decades after the first ...more »

ON MAINE POLITICS: Only the best for Maine lobsters
Morning SentinelFebruary 6, 2012

A bill working its way toward the governor's desk to be signed into law would require that any fish or other baits that are not a natural part of a lobster's diet be approved before they're lowered into Maine waters. The Legislature's Marine Resources...more »

Guam Solid Waste Authority launches new website
Pacific Daily NewsFebruary 5, 2012

The website is dedicated to providing information about the services offered by the Guam Solid Waste Authority, including Residential Trash Services; Residential Transfer Stations; Household Hazardous Waste Facility; Bulky and Metallic Waste ...more »

Unused medicine a toxic dilemma
HeraldNetFebruary 5, 2012

Snohomish County prohibits the dumping of most medicines in the trash because they are considered hazardous waste. Last year, the drug take-back program in Snohomish County yielded 4530 pounds of medicines, up from about 3100 pounds the year before.more »

Medford resident promoted to partner at Boston law firm
Wicked LocalFebruary 5, 2012

Stewart will continue to focus her civil litigation practice in the areas of construction law, employment law, professional liability and business litigation. She has been named a “Rising Star” (a distinction reserved for attorneys under the age of ...more »

Colorado May Restrict Shale Fracturing at Former Bombing Range
BloombergFebruary 4, 2012

Proposed drilling on a former bombing range that contains unexploded munitions and a landfill prompted Colorado lawmakers this week to introduce a bill that would require rules for fracking near toxic-waste sites. “This is quite immediately a public ...more »

LAKE ELSINORE: Hazardous waste and unwanted electrical items accepted Saturday
North County TimesFebruary 3, 2012

LAKE ELSINORE ---- Residents can dispose of hazardous household waste and unwanted electrical items Saturday at Lake Elsinore's public works yard. The collection event, which is free for city and county residents, is scheduled from 9 am to 2 pm at the ...more »

Vermont Senate passes environmental enforcement bill
Bennington BannerFebruary 3, 2012

... group Conservation Law Foundation have been petitioning the EPA since 2008 to have that agency withdraw its approval of the state Agency of Natural Resources as the enforcer within Vermont of federal clean air, clean water and hazardous waste laws.more »

Editorial: Wade Dump tragedy still taking its toll
Delaware County Daily TimesFebruary 3, 2012

... of the most toxic hazardous-waste dump sites in US history.” The site's owner, Melvin Wade, was convicted in 1980 of risking a catastrophe, failing to prevent a catastrophe and violating the state Clean Streams Act by polluting the Delaware River.more »

WORLD CANCER DAY
Nigerian TribuneFebruary 2, 2012

TOXIC waste was dumped in Koko in 1987 and The Independent of the United Kingdom reported in its issue of February 18, 2009: 'Hundreds of thousands of discarded items, which under British law must be dismantled or recycled by specialist contractors, ...more »

Vt. Senate passes measure to have more public participation in environmental cases
The RepublicFebruary 2, 2012

Lawyers from the Vermont Law School and the environmental group Conservation Law Foundation have been petitioning the EPA since 2008 to have that agency withdraw its approval of the state Agency of Natural Resources as the enforcer within Vermont of ...more »

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