Hazardous Waste. Legal news and articles for March 28 - 31, 2012

Coast Guard InspectionHazardous wasteCommunity Calendar: March 29, 2012 to April 4, 2012Illegal ocean dumping persists despite DOJ crackdownCorporate compliance director honored by Adventist Midwest HealthWorking Like an Elephant, Eating Like an Ant - the Plight of Refuse CollectorsBasel Convention, laws flouted: Medical waste import and sale go uncheckedSix Hazardous-Waste Firm Officials Indicted in Tax FraudBehind closed doorsProposed rules on e-waste to raise cost of electronic goodsFirm denies meddling with lawWatch your junk, it's piling upMulti-Company Cleanup Team Defuses Ecological Time-Bomb in Houston ...Fisheries Group Accuses Jakarta of Protecting Firms That Pollute SeasTRASH BURNING HAZARDOUS TO AIR, LEADING CAUSE OF WILDFIRES

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Recycling Plant Padlocked
Manila BulletinMarch 7, 2012

By FREDDIE C. VELEZ GUIGUINTO, Bulacan – A tire pyrolysis plant here denounced by residents for pollution has been closed down for violating environmental laws. Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado and a team from the Environmental Management Bureau of ...more »

MCP accepting public comments on 3M incinerator in Cottage Grove
Pierce County HeraldMarch 10, 2012

It will also be allowed to burn controlled substance waste from Minnesota law enforcement agencies. 3M says there will be no increase in emissions. The change is needed, the company says, because its own supply of hazardous waste chemicals that have ...more »

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Coast Guard Inspection
The Cutting EdgeMarch 31, 2012

When a US Coast Guard inspector boarded the M/T Chem Faros, a 21145-gross-ton cargo ship that pulled into port in Morehead City, NC, an oiler with the engine crew quietly handed him a note. "GOOD MORNING SIR, I WOULD LIKE TO LET YOU KNOW THIS SHIP...more »

Hazardous waste
DAWN.comMarch 31, 2012

As published by this paper, the customs authorities have allowed the import of hazardous medical waste under the cover of 'plastic scrap'. This appears to be a violation not only of local regulations, but also of the Basel Convention, the international ...more »

Community Calendar: March 29, 2012 to April 4, 2012
Bell Gardens SunMarch 31, 2012

9am-3pm—Too Toxic to Trash: Free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in the city of Lynwood. Los Angeles County residents can safely discard of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, ...more »

Illegal ocean dumping persists despite DOJ crackdown
iWatch NewsMarch 30, 2012

“The oceans must be protected from being used as dump sites for waste oil or other hazardous substances,” said Maureen O'Mara, special agent-in-charge of the Environmental Protection Agency's criminal enforcement program in Atlanta, in June 2010.more »

Corporate compliance director honored by Adventist Midwest Health
Suburban Life PublicationsMarch 30, 2012

“I get questions from staff all the time asking about regulations, how to interpret them and how to make sure we're complying. Topics range from disposal of hazardous waste, to patient visitation rights, to relationships with physicians, ...more »

Working Like an Elephant, Eating Like an Ant - the Plight of Refuse Collectors
AllAfrica.comMarch 30, 2012

Such hazards could come from chemical burns, disposable needles, broken glasses and falling objects from overloaded containers. Hazards could also emanate from solid waste, contact with asbestos, inhalation of dust and attacks by pests such as ants, ...more »

Basel Convention, laws flouted: Medical waste import and sale go unchecked
DAWN.comMarch 30, 2012

A source said besides surgical waste, the non-sterilised hazardous plastic scrap is also being crushed and sold openly in bulk despite the fact that the import of hazardous waste was strictly prohibited under local and international laws like Basel ...more »

Six Hazardous-Waste Firm Officials Indicted in Tax Fraud
BloombergMarch 29, 2012

Six officials from a hazardous- waste remediation company in upstate New York were arraigned on charges in connection with a tax-evasion scheme, the Justice Department said. The officers of Niagara Falls-based Sevenson Environmental Services Inc. are ...more »

Behind closed doors
Boulder WeeklyMarch 29, 2012

And in all that time — despite the significant releases of toxic wastes into the environment, including millions of gallons of pollutants that went into the Public Service Company lakes and the discovery of contamination in the drinking water wells ...more »

Proposed rules on e-waste to raise cost of electronic goods
Daily NationMarch 29, 2012

Kenya is planning a law to compel distributors of electronic equipment to set up collection centres for obsolete products. By FRANKLINE SUNDAY Kenyan consumers may soon have to pay more for electronic goods if the government amends waste management ...more »

Firm denies meddling with law
Jakarta PostMarch 29, 2012

“Senunu Bay's vast biodiversity must be regarded as a precious asset. But why does the government keep giving special treatment to Newmont instead of taking care of the environment?” he added. Riza Damanik of Kiara said that the draft went against Law...more »

Watch your junk, it's piling up
Hindustan TimesMarch 28, 2012

While she junks the CDs in a dustbin, the electronic gadgets are just lying around. computers, mobile phones, iPods and tonnes of plastic bags and bottles accumulated over several shopping trips generates far more hazardous waste (See box: Know your ...more »

Multi-Company Cleanup Team Defuses Ecological Time-Bomb in Houston ...
Houston ChronicleMarch 28, 2012

It was not a hazardous waste processing plant, but the accumulated solids from its bilge-water treatment included significant oil and other potential contaminants such as heavy metals. By late 2011, the clock was ticking. Buffalo Marine could not use ...more »

Fisheries Group Accuses Jakarta of Protecting Firms That Pollute Seas
Jakarta GlobeMarch 28, 2012

The fisheries coalition, or Kiara, urged President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to revise the draft regulation to close loopholes it said would allow companies to legally dump dangerous waste in the ocean. It said the country needed tougher laws in place ...more »

TRASH BURNING HAZARDOUS TO AIR, LEADING CAUSE OF WILDFIRES
FireEngineering.comMarch 28, 2012

"Burning any material, whether plastic, paper or wood, produces a variety of hazardous and toxic air pollutants, including carcinogens such as arsenic, benzene and formaldehyde," said Brad Wolbert, of the Department of Natural Resources Waste and ...more »

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