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Bloomfield hillside cleared of items dumped illegally
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, By Olivia Garber, 10th May 2011
Picture: Ali Nafees, 15, of the Republic of Maldives carries discarded items. Behind him, Mohamed Sadique, 15, of Sri Lanka puts trash into a plastic bag. conducted a cleanup in Bloomfield with students participating in Magee Womancare International South Asia Youth Summit. A gutted computer tower rests p...
Biggest criminal probe into electrical waste exports goes to trial
Environment Agency, 6th May 2011
Eleven defendants have been committed to stand trial in Basildon Crown Court in March, as part of the biggest investigation ever carried out by the Environment Agency into the illegal export of electrical waste from the UK to developing countries. Eleven defendants have been committed to stand trial in Basildon Crown Court...
Nine charged in biggest criminal probe into electrical waste exports
Environment Agency, 6th May 2011
Two-year Environment Agency investigation uncovers e-waste 'web' The Environment Agency has today charged nine people as part of the biggest investigation into illegal electrical waste exports from the UK to West Africa. All nine have been charged with offences under the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007 a...
Bradford man guilty of exporting hazardous electrical waste to Afghanistan
Environment Agency, 6th May 2011
A Bradford man has been found guilty of illegal exporting of hazardous electrical waste to Afghanistan and fined £12200 (including costs). The conviction comes the day after four more defendants were committed to stand trial in Basildon Crown Court in March, bringing to 15 the number of defendants facing prosecution in th...
Driver for Houston biodiesel firm arrested for illegal dumping
Houston Energy Industry Examiner, By Rex Knepp , 6th May 2011
We tend to think "environmentally friendly" whenever we hear the word biodiesel. After all, most biodiesel is converted cooking oil waste that makes a car's exhaust smell like french fries, and it doesn't require drilling, fracking, pipelines, or other infrastructure that might mess up your view or pollute your streams. Sur...
3 factories fined for river pollution
The Daily Star, Staff Correspondent (Bangladesh), 5th May 2011
The Department of Environment (DoE) in a drive fined three factories in Tongi Tk 40 lakh yesterday for discharging untreated liquid waste into the Turag River. Paradise Washing Ltd and Surf Knitting and Dyeing do not have any effluent treatment plant (ETP), while Hamid Textile Ltd had set up an ETP but never used it. Als...
Swindon council crackdown on illegal trade waste
BBC News, 1st May 2011
More businesses have been dumping waste in Swindon's household recycling centres since the increase in landfill tax, the council has said. More commercial vehicles have been seen using the sites after the tax rose from £8 per tonne to £56. The council said household waste sites were not licensed to accept commercial wa...
Coconut shells used to purify water
Manila Bulletin - By ROY C. MABASA, 27th April 2011
MANILA, Philippines — A professor from the De La Salle University (DLSU), in partnership with the Manhattan College in New York City, has helped develop a sustainable water purification system which uses indigenous biodegradable materials such as coconut shells to be introduced in Nagcarlan, Laguna in June. DLSU Professo...
State govt fails to protect wetlands
The Assam Tribune - By Staff Reporter, 27th April 2011
GUWAHATI – The State Government had enacted the Guwahati Water-bodies (Preservation and Conservation) Act three years back but it seems its responsibilities ended with that, going by the deteriorating condition of the city's wetlands. Major wetlands, like Deepor Beel and Silsako Beel, continue to reel under growing anth...
Residents affected by illegal recycling operation ask for support in Meet the Mayor session
Jtown - By Jackson, NJ, 26th April 2011
Mayor Mike Reina last night held his monthly “Meet the Mayor” session at town hall, joined by township CFO Sharon Pinkava to talk about township finances, the budget and Wednesday night’s referendum.  The audience however had other things on their mind and used the forum as an opportunity to address the mayor abo...
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