Hazardous waste

CORRECTS THE POSITION OF PERROTTA TO LEFT, NOT SECOND LEFT - FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks at a news conference with Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta, left, in East Chicago, Ind. Pruitt is announcing the departure of two top aides amid ethics investigations at the agency. Pruitt says his security chief, Pasquale "Nino" Perrotta, was retiring. He gave no cause, but Pruitt's spending on security at the EPA is the subject of ongoing federal investigations. Pruitt also announced the departure of Albert Kelly, a former Oklahoma banker in charge of the toxic waste cleanups. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford, File)
May 01, 2018 - 9:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The two top officials in charge of security and toxic-waste cleanups at the Environmental Protection Agency have abruptly left their jobs, days after EPA administrator Scott Pruitt told lawmakers that his subordinates were to blame for alleged ethical lapses that have prompted...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2015, file photo, an illustration depicts a planned interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in southeastern New Mexico as officials announce plans to pursue the project during a news conference at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, N.M. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission held the first of three public meetings in Roswell, N.M., on April 30, 2018, as it considers the application filed by Holtec International. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
May 01, 2018 - 5:06 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A plan to temporarily store tons of spent fuel from U.S. commercial nuclear reactors in New Mexico is drawing fire from critics who say the federal government needs to consider more alternatives. Dozens of people packed a meeting Monday in Roswell as regulators took...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, signs are posted near the entrance to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash. Federal investigators say problems first identified six years ago continue to plague the multi-billion-dollar Hanford vitrification plant that would be used to treat some of the nation's deadliest nuclear waste. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes, file)
April 25, 2018 - 2:36 pm
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — Problems first identified six years ago at a Washington state plant where deadly nuclear waste is supposed to be treated in the future continue to plague the multi-billion dollar facility, U.S. investigators have said. The Tri-City Herald reports that the Government...
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This April 12, 2018 photo shows containers that were loaded with tons of sewage sludge in Parrish, Ala. More than two months after the so-called "Poop Train" rolled in from New York City, Hall says her small town smells like rotting corpses. Some say the trainloads of New Yorkers' excrement is turning Alabama into a dumping ground for other states' waste. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
April 18, 2018 - 12:14 pm
PARRISH, Ala. (AP) — A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet — and the "poop train" is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states' waste. In Parrish, Alabama...
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April 12, 2018 - 8:09 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an Idaho nuclear facility, federal officials said Thursday, resulting in no injuries and no risk to the public but possibly slowing progress in shipping waste out of the state. The U.S. Department of Energy said the 55-gallon (...
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This 2016 photo provided by U.S. Department of Energy shows the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the federal Nuclear site in eastern Idaho, A barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at the facility, federal officials said Thursday, April 12, 2018, resulting in no injuries and no risk to the public but possibly slowing progress in shipping waste out of the state. ( U.S. Department of Energy via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 7:54 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on the rupture of a barrel with radioactive material at a site that includes the Idaho National Laboratory (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Federal officials say three firefighters got a small amount of radioactive material on their skin and were taken to medical...
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April 10, 2018 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal environmental regulators have reached a long-awaited agreement with the owners of a polluted toxic waste site in Texas that was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, releasing dangerous chemicals into a river. The Environmental Protection Agency says it reached agreement with...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2011 photo, a traditional dhow floats in the Corniche Bay of Doha, Qatar. Saudi media reported Monday, April 9, 2018, a proposal to dig a maritime canal along the kingdom's closed border with Qatar, turning the peninsula-nation into an island and further isolating it. Saudi Arabia's state-linked Sabq and al-Riyadh newspapers carried nearly identical reports on Monday saying that the so-called Salwa Marine Canal project would be funded by Saudi and Emirati investors and carried out by Egyptian developers. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
April 09, 2018 - 11:31 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia could consider a proposal to dig a maritime canal along the kingdom's border with Qatar, turning the peninsula-nation into an island and transforming its only land border into a military zone and nuclear waste site, state-linked Saudi newspapers...
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In this photo taken Monday, March 12, 2018, chicken walk on a farm old rusty barrels and plastic containers full of liquid were discovered, in the northern town of Pancevo, Serbia. Discoveries such as these have triggered alarms in Serbia, where tons of poorly secured industrial waste are believed to be hidden. The issue has come into focus as Serbia and other Balkan nations move toward joining the European Union. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
April 04, 2018 - 4:10 am
PANCEVO, Serbia (AP) — Dozens of rusty barrels and plastic tubs filled with a dark, oily liquid cluttered a muddy yard where chickens roamed. More brimming containers packed a wooden barn. The property in northern Serbia, located next to farmland and a railway line, stored about 100 tons of likely...
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In this Jan. 24, 2018 photo, Galena Park is hemmed in by heavy industry just east of downtown Houston along the ship channel. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 23, 2018 - 7:22 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property. More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America's fourth-largest city,...
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