NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will collect household hazardous waste in Dyer, Franklin and Williamson counties on Saturday.
Household hazardous waste is considered flammable, toxic, reactive or corrosive and should not be placed with regular garbage.
ARCO, Idaho (AP) — Work to dig up and remove radioactive and hazardous waste buried for decades in unlined pits at a nuclear facility that sits atop a giant aquifer in eastern Idaho has been completed, federal officials said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee environmental officials say crews will be in Fayette, Hamblen and Roane counties this weekend to collect hazardous waste.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation says its mobile household hazardous waste collection units will be in the three counties on Saturday.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka has sent back the last of 263 shipping containers of waste from Britain, an official said Tuesday, as developing nations look to block the import of refuse and other environmentally hazardous items from wealthier countries.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered that a receiver take over facilities owned by a pesticide manufacturing company in St. Joseph, which has been accused for years of not complying with environmental laws regarding hazardous waste.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A lengthy project to dig up and remove radioactive and hazardous waste buried for decades in unlined pits at a nuclear facility that sits atop a giant aquifer in eastern Idaho is nearly finished, U.S.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Retail giant Walmart illegally dumps more than 1 million batteries, aerosol cans of insect killer and other products, toxic cleaning supplies, electronic waste, latex paints and other hazardous waste into California landfills each year, state prosecutors alleged Monday in a lawsuit that the company labeled “unjustified.”
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for finding an ingenious and environmentally cleaner way to build molecules — an approach now used to make a variety of compounds, including medicines and pesticides.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four companies will pay nearly $78 million to clean up contaminated groundwater at two Los Angeles-area toxic waste sites, authorities announced Tuesday.
CARLBAD, N.M. (AP) — U.S. officials are pushing state regulators to clear the way for a new ventilation shaft to be built at the federal government’s nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico, but watchdog groups say modifying the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s permit to allow for the construction could open the door to expansion.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against multiple companies connected to a now-closed battery recycling plant years after California regulators pledged to recover cleanup costs from those responsible for spreading lead pollution to thousands of homes in southeast Los Angeles County...
GARY, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finished cleaning up contamination in northwest Indiana near Gary's airport that stemmed from a 1977 fire at a former hazardous waste recycling operation...
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A well will be drilled early next year at a federal nuclear site in eastern Idaho to remove hazardous waste from a Lake Erie-sized aquifer that supplies water to cities and farms in the region, officials said Tuesday...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A metal recycler has been fined nearly $3 million for improperly disposing of hazardous waste on its site, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said on Thursday...
ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined a manufacturer of parts for the aerospace industry near Albany more than $70,000 for citations related to its mishandling of hazardous waste materials...
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a hazardous waste investigation at a sprawling former oil refinery in northwestern Indiana that was shuttered in 1973 and later was the scene of a major fire.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri company involved in the illegal storage of hazardous waste from Mississippi has been ordered to help pay $1.5 million toward cleanup costs.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Missouri Green Materials was sentenced Friday to two years of probation.
La PORTE — The Solid Waste District of La Porte County has set their 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Calendar for the year.
La Porte County residents will be able to bring items that are Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) to each event to dispose of at no cost.
Twice a year, Harris County Precinct 2 partners with Harris County Engineering to sponsor a mobile event where Harris County residents can bring in hazardous household materials for proper disposal.
Mason-Lake, Manistee forced to cut off early
SCOTTVILLE — Saturday’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Day and Clean Sweep was busy — perhaps too busy, as the three area conservation districts that jointly run the program were forced to cut off its collection hours earlier than schedule due to an unprecedented number of donations within the first two hours of the event.
Head of Chester County environmental firm caught illegally storing hazardous waste in company basement
The president of a Chester County environmental firm has been charged with illegally storing and disposing hazardous wastes in the basement of his company for decades to avoid paying disposal fees.
BULLHEAD CITY — The Bullhead City Fire Department and Mohave County Environmental Quality are hosting a free residential household hazardous waste event on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Motor Vehicle Division, 1325 Alona’s Way, Bullhead City.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleanups at some U.S. hazardous waste sites have stopped or slowed down because the Environmental Protection Agency does not manage its Superfund staff effectively to match its workload, an internal government watchdog said Tuesday.
LOS ALAMOS — To stand at one of the largest radioactive dumps in the nation requires a drive through two security checkpoints, a clearance badge and, for outsiders, a three-to-one guard by federal employees.
KINGMAN —Two upcoming hazardous waste collections have been scheduled in Bullhead City and Kingman.
Mohave County in conjunction with the Bullhead City and Kingman fire departments will hold a hazardous waste collection in several weeks.