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  • Toxic waste from U.S. pot farms alarms experts

    08/07/2017 3:44:37 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 44 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8-7-17 | Sharon Bernstein
    Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital. The volume of banned or restricted pesticides and illegally applied fertilizers in the woods dwarfs estimates by the U.S. Forest Service in 2014, when a top enforcement official testified that the pollution was threatening forest land in California and other states. California accounts for more than 90 percent of illegal U.S. marijuana farming, with much of it exported to other states...
  • Solar Panels Generate 300 Times More Toxic Waste Than Nuclear Reactors

    07/02/2017 7:32:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01 July 2017 | Andrew Follet
    Solar panels create 300 times more toxic waste per unit of electricity generated than nuclear power plants, according to a Thursday report from the pro-nuclear group Environmental Progress (EP). The report found that solar panels use heavy metals, including lead, chromium and cadmium, which can harm the environment. The hazards of nuclear waste are well known and can be planned for, but very little has been done to mitigate solar waste issues.
  • If the EPA "did their job" in Flint, why did their regional administrator just resign?

    01/23/2016 7:38:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Hot ^ | January 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    You may recall that reporters finally caught up with EPA chief Gina McCarthy in DC the other day and asked her about the situation in Flint, Michigan and the dismal (if not criminal) response of her agency. She informed everyone that, “we did our job.” That’s an interesting perspective, particularly in light of the fact that she just accepted the resignation of the Region 5 administrator who sat on reports of toxic water in Flint for months without telling anyone. (The Hill) The regional Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief responsible for Michigan is resigning amid charges that she did not...
  • Owner of Gold King Mine feels victimized by EPA ( Colorado )

    11/30/2015 8:35:06 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | November 29, 2015 | Jonathan Romeo
    Todd Hennis claims EPA planned mine spill to usher in Superfund. the Environmental Protection Agency-contracted crew's triggered blowout on his property, effectively turning the Animas River into an orange spectacle. He was speechless and horrified, but not surprised ... I have been trying to make everybody aware of the dangers posed by the Sunnyside Mine pool for 14 years .. when I saw the pictures, I just felt my life was over. I just thought, Oh God, what did they do? ... Hennis, for his part, has long maintained increased flows from the Gold King Mine are a result of...
  • AP Exclusive: Colorado disputes key part of EPA's account of toxic waste spill from old mine

    11/12/2015 5:23:49 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dan Elliott
    Colorado officials say they didn't endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim by federal agencies that state experts signed off on the plan. ... a blow to the EPA's contention that outside technical experts supported its plan ... also raises questions about an investigation of the spill by the federal Bureau of Reclamation, which claimed two mining experts from the state approved of the project
  • Millions of gallons of toxic waste water spilled into river by the EPA

    08/07/2015 12:23:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/07/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    How often do we see sad stories such as this in the news? Evil industrialists carelessly create a swath of damage across our pristine natural resources through pollution and reckless destruction. Another such event took place in Colorado this week when millions of gallons of toxic, metal laden waste water were dumped into a local stream, feeding into the local river system used by swimmers and fishermen. And the culprit for this horrendous act was… the Environmental Protection Agency. A team of U.S. regulators probing contamination at a Colorado gold mine accidentally released a million gallons (3.8 million liters)...
  • SATIRE /HOAX: North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama

    11/24/2014 7:41:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Daily Currant Politics North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama Nov 17, 2014 Climate Change And Global Pollution To Be Discussed At Copenhagen SummitThe state of North Dakota has named a new publicly-owned landfill after President Barack Obama. In an overwhelming 35-10 vote, the state Senate advanced a bill naming a 650-acre site currently under construction after the nations 44th president. Governor Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign the measure into law Tuesday. When completed, the Barack Obama Memorial Landfill will be the largest waste disposal site in North Dakota, and the 17th largest in the United States. It will...
  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally

    04/14/2014 10:36:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 8:11 PM EDT | Denis D. Gray
    As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuffuntil a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him. A year later, his three alleged killers, including a senior government official, are on trial for murder. The dumping has been halted and villagers are erecting a statue to their slain hero. But the prosecution of Prajobs murder is a rare exception. A survey released Tuesdaythe first comprehensive one of its kindsays that only 10 killers...
  • Abound Solar's Toxic Waste Highlights Enviro Hypocrisy on Pollution

    02/28/2013 2:49:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 28, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    And the environmental pressure groups wanted you to believe solar energy was clean and green. If thats true, then why do we keep hearing the words toxic and hazardous connected with the production of solar panels especially with the companies that fail? The latest example of phony eco-purity is Abound Solar, which declared bankruptcy last summer after it had received $70 million of a $400 million Department of Energystimulus loan guarantee. According to news reports from Colorado, where Abound was based, the state Department of Public Health and Environment found 2,000 pallets of solar panels that couldnt be sold...
  • Gulf Coast States Tally Oil Spill Illnesses

    06/11/2010 1:52:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 285+ views
    News Inferno ^ | June 10, 2010
    With no end in site to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, concerns about its potential health effects are mounting. Already, states along the Gulf Coast are increasing efforts to track symptoms among the public that might be related to exposure to oil fumes and chemical dispersants. According to CNN, health officials in Louisiana are aware of 71 cases of oil spill-related illness. Fifty involved workers on oil rigs or people who participated in cleanup efforts, and 21 reports of illness came from the general public. Reported symptoms include throat irritation, cough, chest pain, headaches, and shortness of breath. Eight of...
  • Toxic soil lurks beneath Carson neighborhood

    04/26/2010 9:56:15 PM PDT · by thecodont · 4 replies · 852+ views
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | April 27, 2010 | By Jeff Gottlieb
    When Ron and Belinda Oglesby moved into Carson's Carousel neighborhood in 2003, they saw a solid, middle-class area where homeowners set down roots and lived for decades, where Santa Claus paraded through the streets on a firetruck and children returned to buy their own homes. This, they told themselves, was the perfect place to raise their three kids. Six years later, they noticed workmen drilling holes and leaving cryptic white marks on the streets. By last summer, they had discovered what the sudden activity meant: Preliminary tests under the direction of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board had...
  • America's Dim Bulbs

    09/10/2009 5:57:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 1,826+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 10, 2009
    Energy Savings: Europe's ban on the incandescent light bulb began phasing in this month, and the U.S. will soon follow. Is Thomas Edison to blame for global warming? And why are we exporting green jobs?When the warm-mongers assemble in Copenhagen this December to hammer out a successor to the failed Kyoto Protocol, no doubt their work to save the earth from the carbon dioxide that gives it life will take place under the eerie light thrown off by compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) mandated by the European Union to fight climate change. The bulbs are more expensive, costing up to...

    05/05/2009 6:31:54 PM PDT · by carolgr · 14 replies · 581+ views
    Love Canal was not a one-time aberration. The 1997 National Research Councils estimate that the cost of cleaning up the thousands of known contaminated U.S. sites at that time could take 75 years and cost $1 trillion. In 2002 the EPA cited General Motors and Ford as two of the top 100 corporate air polluters. A March 12, 2000 information sheet released by Stanford University stated that GMs Delphi facility in Indiana released 603,900 pounds of toxic chemicals into the environment in 1994 alone. The sheet also said that GM discharged more than 1,100 tons of volatile organic compounds in...
  • North Korea in bid to recycle toxic waste(to earn hard cash)

    07/04/2008 8:54:52 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 210+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 06/30/08 | Michael Rank
    North Korea in bid to recycle toxic waste By Michael Rank Last Updated: 12:01pm BST 30/06/2008 North Korea is planning to recycle waste that is so polluted other countries refuse to handle it. The Stalinist regime, which is reputedly a significant poppy grower for the world heroin trade, is now tendering for bids to process toxic waste at a refurbished port close to the capital Pyongyang as part of its desperate efforts to earn foreign currency. Through a Chinese-language website the country is seeking supplies of plastic and electronic waste which "can be processed in the port but which other...
  • Looking at Fluorescent Bulbs in Different Light

    06/11/2008 7:02:10 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 61 replies · 198+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday , June 03, 2008 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    No matter how well-meaning, politicians frequently fail to understand all the consequences of their laws. Real world costs, the costs and benefits faced by those who will actually have to live with the regulations, often elude those who pass these rules. Yet, even by those depressing standards, problems with the mandated that people will soon be forced to use stand out. The advantages of compact fluorescent light bulbs are obvious. While the fluorescent bulbs can cost 10times more than incandescent ones, fluorescent bulbs use 75percent less electricity and last up to 10times longer. But longer life and energy savings come...
  • Reid: Banning Incandescent Bulb Appropriate Federal Act

    12/20/2007 12:49:46 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 116 replies · 126+ views
    Reid: Banning Incandescent Bulb Appropriate Federal Act By Josiah Ryan Staff Writer December 20, 2007 ( - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) told Cybercast News Service yesterday that a provision in the new energy law that will effectively ban the use of the incandescent light bulb in the United States by 2020 was an appropriate exercise of federal power. "Do you think it is the appropriate role of the federal government to effectively bar incandescent light bulbs in 2020 from American homes?" asked Reid. "Yes," he said. (Listen to the audio) Reid had just attended a ceremony...
  • New life, new name, new gender

    11/06/2007 4:45:16 AM PST · by brooklinema · 31 replies · 144+ views
    Lowell Sun ^ | 11/05/2007 | Lisa Redmond
    More than half a century of emotional pain came to an end when Janice Carney opened her eyes on the morning of Feb. 25, 2001, in a Colorado hospital. Carney, born John Joseph Carney, vividly remembers waking up on her 51st birthday, after eight hours of surgery, and seeing her best friend holding a birthday cake with a single candle on it. "It was the beginning of my new life," Carney says. A surgeon removed Carney's male genitalia, which Carney describes as "toxic waste," and reshaped the tissue to medically turn Carney from male to female. . . .
  • Arch critic calls for Citigroup to be broken up

    11/05/2007 8:15:43 PM PST · by Rutles4Ever · 61 replies · 135+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 11/06/07 | James Quinn
    Meredith Whitney, the CIBC World Markets' financial services analyst, believes the only way forward for new chairman Robert Rubin and interim chief executive Sir Win Bischoff is to carve the bank up and sell it off. Asked about the possibility of a Citi break-up, Ms Whitney, who received death threats following her comments last week, said: "That's really the only thing they can do. They don't have the capital to manage it as an ongoing entity." Ms Whitney's views stem from her belief that Citi does not have enough capital to meet its existing commitments, something the bank denied in...
  • Invention alleviates fallout of flatulence (a breath of fresh air)

    06/04/2007 6:38:10 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 6 replies · 375+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 31,2007 | Laura Castellano
    Brian Conant stood alongside his fellow National Guardsmen during a training session about eight years ago in Hawaii. He was wearing a heavy chemical warfare suit lined with charcoal. "Any time I expelled gas in the suit, I realized nobody could smell it," Conant, 48, says. "It was amazing."
  • N.J. Warns: Don't Eat Squirrel Near Dump

    01/25/2007 11:24:31 AM PST · by JZelle · 52 replies · 1,568+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 1-25-07 | AP
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey has warned squirrel hunters near a toxic waste dump about consuming the critters because they could be contaminated with lead. It is the first time the state has cautioned Ringwood residents - many who are members of the Ramapough Mountain Indian tribe who hunt and fish in the area - about their squirrel intake, said Tom Slater, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Senior Services. A lead-contaminated squirrel was found in the area two months ago, prompting the agency, along with the state Department of Environmental Protection, to send out letters advising...