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The good Earth
The Naval Research Laboratory has received a patent for a faster, safer device for measuring concentrations of metals in soil in hazardous waste environments. (2000-09-07)
DIGIMET: Technology for treating steel plant dust
EAF steel dust is in terms of volume the greatest hazardous solid waste produced by the steel industry. (2015-07-22)
Many future health professionals drink too much alcohol
A new study found that 43 percent of nursing students indulge in hazardous alcohol consumption, with 14.9 percent of men and 18.7 percent of women meeting criteria for hazardous drinkers. (2014-11-04)
The worm that turned on heavy metal
Researchers in South America have studied the viability of using earthworms to process hazardous material containing high concentrations of heavy metal for the bioremediation of old industrial sites, landfill and other potentially hazardous areas. (2010-12-06)
Bringing harmony to electronic waste disposal
Disposal and recycling standards for old computer equipment and other electronic waste must be harmonized for this rapidly growing problem to be dealt with effectively across national borders. (2009-09-04)
Clinical waste management needs specialized regulation
A study carried out by the University of Granada warns of the need to unify existing plans for clinical waste management in the different autonomous communities to improve recycling and waste disposal. (2011-01-07)
NIEHS awards $37 million to train emergency and hazardous waste workers
More than $37 million will go to workers involved in emergency response and hazardous waste clean-up from awards just made by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the National Institutes of Health. (2005-09-13)
Electronics recycling made easy
Onyx launches prepaid recycling service called OnyxPak(TM). It encourages recycling of lighting and electronic waste by offering a fast and cost-effective manner to stay in compliance with today's changing regulations. (2004-10-08)
Postpone the nuclear waste decision
Although nuclear waste has been produced for a long time, there is still no good way to discard the highly toxic material, which remains hazardous for up to 130,000 years. (2012-04-02)
More emphasis needed on recycling and reuse of Li-ion batteries
The discovery of potential environmental and human health effects from disposal of millions of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries each year has led scientists to recommend stronger government policies to encourage recovery, recycling and reuse of lithium-ion battery materials. (2013-05-22)
Tracking groundwater pollution to its source
Computer algorithms might be useful in identifying sources of groundwater pollution, according to researchers in Australia and India. (2011-06-22)
NOAA and partners complete restoration project in Hempstead Harbor
The Applied Environmental Services property, designated as a superfund site in 1986, was used as a petroleum and hazardous waste storage area from the 1930s to the 1970s. (2009-09-21)
U of A chemistry team produces a 'game-changing' catalyst
University of Alberta chemistry researchers have discovered an active catalyst that has the potential to improve the efficiency and environmental impact of manufacturing processes used to make products such as agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals. (2011-09-27)
Plastic products leach toxic substances
Many plastic products contain hazardous chemicals that can leach to the surroundings. (2011-05-16)
Building on pyramids of trash
A Dutch engineer has devised a simple solution to the growing amounts of waste society generates. (2008-06-05)
Telerobotic equipment aids in cleanup activities
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing robotics technology that can aid in the cleanup of hazardous waste sites while helping to protect humans from serious injury in the process. (2002-11-14)
A urine based 'potion' can act as a CO2 absorbent
The ocean, the ground, rocks and trees act as carbon drains but are far from places where greenhouses gases are concentrated, especially CO2. (2012-08-17)
Study verifies more hazardous waste facilities located in minority areas
New research from the University of Michigan is the first known national level study that supports environmental justice scholars' claim that hazardous waste facilities are disproportionately placed in poor, minority neighborhoods. (2007-02-17)
Montana State University students take aim at bear spray canisters
Visitors to national parks and forests are encouraged to use bear spray when they encounter grizzlies, but disposing of the bear spray canisters is a problem that three Montana State University students addressed. (2010-02-25)
Producer responsibility solution to electronic waste in developing countries
How can legislation be used to avoid hazardous waste being dumped where it could poison people and the environment in developing countries? (2011-09-12)
Africa's urban waste, a valuable source of electricity
Estimated electricity production from the total waste generated in Africa could reach 122.2 TWh in 2025, or more than 20 percent of the electricity consumed in 2010 at continental level (661.5TWh), according to a JRC co-authored study which analyzed the potential of urban solid waste for Africa's electricity needs. (2015-10-12)
Engineers develop process to recycle unused paint by blending it into common plastics
Engineers at Rutgers University have developed a process to recycle waste latex paint -- the largest component of household hazardous waste -- by blending it with common plastics. (2007-03-20)
Researchers find new clues for nuclear waste cleanup
A Washington State University study of the chemistry of technetium-99 has improved understanding of the challenging nuclear waste and could lead to better cleanup methods. (2017-02-23)
UK Superfund Research Center receives $12.2 million federal grant
The University of Kentucky has received a $12.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue its work to better understand and minimize negative health and environmental impacts from hazardous waste sites. (2014-06-16)
Research on electronic waste, venom-resistant squirrels featured at Sacramento ACS meeting
Disposing of waste from consumer electronics, proteins that make some squirrels resistant to snake venom and new perspectives on teaching chemistry are among some of the topics highlighting the 39th Western regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, to be held Oct. (2004-10-21)
Proximity to landfill sites linked to increased risk of congenital chromosomal abnormalities
New data from a 1998 study to assess the potential risks of chromosomal abnormalities of residents living near landfill sites is detailed in a research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET. (2002-01-24)
Toxic computer waste in the developing world
As the developing world continues to develop, standards of living and access to technology increases. (2014-06-03)
European Union outpaces United States on chemical safety
New stricter European environmental policies may force even U.S.-based electronics makers to change their ways, say policy analysts at Brown University and Boston University. (2007-01-02)
UC Santa Barbara chemistry professor wins award for new, highly useful reagents in catalysis
UC Santa Barbara chemistry professor Bruce Lipshutz has been awarded the 2012 Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis (EROS) Best Reagent Award. (2012-06-28)
EUREKA project finds safer way to destroy BSE waste
The European Union's response to recent public health crises such as the BSE outbreak has prompted a EUREKA project to develop a more effective, safer and environmentally friendly method for destroying potentially infected animal wastes. (2004-03-17)
Report links race, income with environmental hazards in Massachusetts
Environmentally hazardous sites and facilities are disproportionately located in communities of color and lower- income communities, according to (2001-01-08)
States' fish consumption advisories are often not in line with federal recommendations
Fish consumption advisories are used to inform citizens about fish with potentially hazardous levels of toxins such as methyl mercury. (2015-12-02)
Green sludge can protect groundwater from radioactive contamination
Anyone planning a storage facility for atomic waste should make sure to bury their canisters in an area where green rust will form. (2011-03-17)
NIEHS to fund $36 million in worker safety training
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is awarding $36 million in grants to 20 organizations that develop safety and health training for workers involved in hazardous waste operations and transportation, environmental restoration of contaminated facilities, and chemical emergency response. (2010-09-23)
Synthetic clay could assist radioactive waste cleanup
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have performed an important step in the drive to remove environmentally harmful materials from waste streams and drinking water. (2001-04-10)
High added-value compounds from residues from cider production
AZTI-Tecnalia Technological Centre, given its intention to improve and innovate the production process of natural cider, is undertaking a number of studies of the management, the reduction and the re-evaluation of waste residue from cider making. (2006-04-18)
Tracking and treating toxic waste in urban neighborhoods
A new research center will address the problem of urban redevelopment slowed by environmental unknowns, creating tools to assess hazardous waste sites and developing ways to clean up pollutants. (2001-12-27)
Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria
Tiny single-cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal, say researchers involved in a study at The University of Manchester. (2014-09-09)
Your modern lifestyle is made possible by creating tons of waste, new book reveals
Josh Reno, assistant professor of anthropology at Binghamton University, spent a year working as a paper picker at a large mega-landfill on the outskirts of Detroit, Mich., to explore the relationship North Americans have with garbage. (2016-03-03)
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