Hazardous Waste. Legal news and articles for March 16 - 19, 2012

Reader: The Thirst for Electricity, At What Price?Texas company could bury 1st nuke waste in AprilTexas company could bury 1st nuke waste in AprilNew PA. Fracking Law Prohibits Doctors From Warning People About Health Risks ...Around the Capitol: Rep. Darany Introduces bill to ease pain at the pumpFracking: Pennsylvania Gags PhysiciansFRACKING: Pennsylvania Gags PhysiciansNewswallah: Long Reads EditionPittsylvania County Superfund site stable, monitoredPittsylvania County Superfund site stable, monitoredWalmart Settles with Missouri Over the Illegal Disposal of Hazardous Waste30 People Arrested for Michigan Methamphetamine OperationWalmart to Pay $1.25 Million in Missouri Waste Disposal SettlementAttorney General Koster announces settlement with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., worth ...Hazardous Waste Trucking Company Wants to Operate Next To Elementary School

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Armenian Environmental Network
Earth Island JournalMarch 1, 2012

Fortunately, Armenia has a number of waste laws that, if followed, would greatly reduce the dangers posed to both humans and the environment by improper disposal. Unfortunately, Armenia lacks any coherent waste-management policy enforcement or ...more »

Federal agency investigating sand-blasting hazards
Kansas City StarMarch 1, 2012

Federal regulations require listing harmful substances in "material safety data sheets" which are supposed to alert employees to the risks involved with products they're dealing with in the workplace. Area companies involved with the coal and copper ...more »

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Reader: The Thirst for Electricity, At What Price?
The Meaford IndependentMarch 19, 2012

Last year I spent five weeks in Asia and while I was in Malaysia I learned that there is an international environmental law called the "Basel-Convention On the control of Trausboundarg Movement of Hazardous Waste and their disposal".more »

Texas company could bury 1st nuke waste in April
Houston ChronicleMarch 19, 2012

Rick Perry. The state's commission overseeing disposal of low-level waste in Texas is expected to approve the final rule changes needed on Friday. State lawmakers cleared the way with a new law passed in the last legislative session.more »

Texas company could bury 1st nuke waste in April
Fort Worth Star TelegramMarch 19, 2012

Rick Perry. The state's commission overseeing disposal of low-level waste in Texas is expected to approve the final rule changes needed on Friday. State lawmakers cleared the way with a new law passed in the last legislative session.more »

New PA. Fracking Law Prohibits Doctors From Warning People About Health Risks ...
Democratic UndergroundMarch 19, 2012

Fluids used in fracking include those that are “potentially hazardous,” including volatile organic compounds, according to Christopher Portier, director of the National Center for Environmental Health, a part of the federal Centers for Disease Control.more »

Around the Capitol: Rep. Darany Introduces bill to ease pain at the pump
Dearborn Press and GuideMarch 18, 2012

Autism awareness and the need to adequately cover the costs of treatment continues to grow, as Arkansas, West Virginia, Virginia, Rhode Island, California and New York have all enacted autism insurance reform laws just in the last year. •State Rep.more »

Fracking: Pennsylvania Gags Physicians
The Public RecordMarch 18, 2012

By Walter Brasch A new Pennsylvania law endangers public health by forbidding health care professionals from sharing information they learn about certain chemicals and procedures used in high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing.more »

FRACKING: Pennsylvania Gags Physicians
The Moderate VoiceMarch 18, 2012

Thus, physicians are faced by conflicting legal and professional considerations. “The confidentiality agreements are worrisome,” says Peter Scheer, a journalist/lawyer who is executive director of the First Amendment Coalition.more »

Newswallah: Long Reads Edition
New York Times (blog)March 18, 2012

Finding no recourse in the law, and no possibility of punishment, she seeks solace in family, friends and poetry. In a piece entitled “The National Counter Terrorism Centre: The Creation of the Indian Stasi” in the Economic and Political Weekly, ...more »

Pittsylvania County Superfund site stable, monitored
WSLSMarch 18, 2012

Most of the contamination at a former rock quarry and industrial waste site, a designated Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site, in Pittsylvania County has been cleaned up and the site will continue to be monitored. “In summary, the remedy at ...more »

Pittsylvania County Superfund site stable, monitored
GoDanRiver.comMarch 18, 2012

Waste along the edge of the site was removed and most remained in the former quarry and was capped, said First Piedmont Chairman Ben Davenport. Superfund is the federal government's program for cleaning up uncontrolled hazardous wastes.more »

Walmart Settles with Missouri Over the Illegal Disposal of Hazardous Waste
Kansas City infoZineMarch 17, 2012

Missouri has reached a settlement with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., for alleged violations of the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Law related to a Wal-Mart contractor's disposal of certain materials. The settlement is valued at more than $1.25 million.more »

30 People Arrested for Michigan Methamphetamine Operation
FireEngineering.comMarch 17, 2012

Approximately 400 "One Pot" cooks were conducted with these purchases, which would then produce approximately 900 pounds of hazardous waste. United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade said, "Law enforcement is using this new law to detect manufacturers ...more »

Walmart to Pay $1.25 Million in Missouri Waste Disposal Settlement
OzarksFirst.comMarch 16, 2012

On Friday, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster today announced the settlement with Walmart Stores, Inc., for alleged violations of the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Law. Koster says Walmart sent common household products -- such as charcoal, ...more »

Attorney General Koster announces settlement with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., worth ...
Waynesville Daily GuideMarch 16, 2012

By Anonymous Attorney General Chris Koster today announced that Missouri has reached a settlement with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., for alleged violations of the Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Law related to a Wal-Mart contractor's disposal of certain ...more »

Hazardous Waste Trucking Company Wants to Operate Next To Elementary School
Patch.comMarch 16, 2012

A few days after General Chemical announced it intends to close, Clean Venture, a hazardous waste trucking company, filed paperwork with the state, to operate in its location; the two companies have the same owner. By Susan Petroni General Chemical ...more »

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