UN Global Plastic Treaty Talks: Delegates Face Off Over Production Limits

"As the world's nations enter another round of talks this week on creating a first-ever treaty to contain plastic pollution, officials are bracing for tough negotiations over whether to limit the amount of plastic being produced or just to focus on the management of waste."

Source: Reuters, 11/13/2023

Majority-Black Penn. Community Fights Proposed $6 Billion LNG Terminal

"In what was once a proud and neighborly community where residents sat on their porches and looked after kids playing in the streets, the noxious smell and degraded air quality attributable to the Covanta waste incinerator — the largest in the country, burning as much as 3,500 tons of trash a day — have driven residents indoors or out of town."

Source: EHN, 11/07/2023

Coal Ash: "Alabama In Billion-Dollar Showdown With EPA"

"It’s a billion-dollar decision. Probably many billions. And people all around Alabama are waiting anxiously for the feds to decide what happens next. Can Alabama leave its 100 million tons of coal ash where the utilities dumped it, in unlined ditches along the rivers across the state?"

Source: Birmingham News, 11/03/2023

Chemical Recycling “A Dangerous Deception” Amid Plastic Pollution: Report

"Chemical recycling — an umbrella term used to describe processes that break plastic waste down into molecular building blocks with high heat or chemicals and convert them into new products — will not help reduce plastic pollution, but rather exacerbate environmental problems, according to a new report by nonprofit environmental advocacy groups Beyond Plastics and the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN)."

Source: EHN, 11/01/2023

Democrats Ask For Review Of Environmental Threat From ‘Zombie’ Coal Mines

"Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) and seven House Democrats asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review potential environmental damages caused by idled coal mines."

Source: The Hill, 10/24/2023
October 24, 2023

Webinar: Assessing the Risk of PFAS From Land Applied Biosolids Vs. Other Common Exposure Pathways

The Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association (MABA) and the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association invite journalists to a webinar at Noon ET examining the benefits of land-applied biosolids vs. the consequences of ineffectual land application bans in the name of reducing PFAS exposure.


"800,000 Tons Of Radioactive Waste From Pennsylvania Drilling Goes 'Missing'"

"Waste from the oil and gas industry contains toxic and radioactive substances. Disposal of this waste is supposed to be carefully tracked, but 800,000 tons of oil and gas waste from Pennsylvania oil and gas wells is unaccounted for, according to a recent study."

Source: EHN, 10/13/2023


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