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Lead contamination in schools' drinking water worse than previously thought

Lead contamination in U.S. schools is more pervasive than previously thought, new water testing results from 20 states say. The data was published in an interactive map by Environment America and U.S. PIRG in June. The map shows...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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The California State Senate unanimously, on a vote of 39-0, passed SB 212, which will establish a statewide take-back system for sharps and medications. If signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, SB 212 will be the first in the nation to establish a comprehensive, producer-funded...

source: Waste360

Kevin Knickerbocker knows that drug takeback programs require little effort by the public, but he believes they are vital in combating the opioid epidemic. "There are many times these medications sit around, and they get into the hands of people they weren't prescribed...

source: Herald-Whig

A growing U.S. economy over the past decade has created many new jobs that also come with new responsibilities in terms of training around proper waste disposal. During that same 10-year period, California has taken enforcement actions against...

source: WasteDive

Heavy rains following Hurricane Florence have raised concerns over the release of toxic materials. Ash from coal-fired power plants stored at a landfill has spilled out and the state of North Carolina has said dozens of sites have released hog waste or are at risk of doing...

source: Pacific Standard

To enhance safety and environmental protection, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements final rule, which went into effect last year, requires including the words “hazardous waste,” a description of the container’s...

source: Safety + Health

King County, Washington's Factoria Recycling & Transfer Station earned a Best Project award in the 2018 Government/Public Building category from Engineering News Record Northwest (ENR). ENR's regional Best Projects program evaluates winning projects on the ability to overcome...

source: Waste Today

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