It seems that Mitt Romney, through Bain Capital, may well have invested in Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal firm that has been attacked by anti-abortion groups for disposing aborted fetuses collected from family planning clinics. Stericycle incinerates a lot of medical wastes and such, although their use of incinerators does not exactly jump out at you […]
Archive for the “Hazardous Wastes” Category
The Olympic medals have a “small” amount of metal content extracted from electronic waste, as discussed here at Philly.com, which is considered a good thing. It would be a better thing if they were 100% from recycled waste.
Jan 12 2010
Speaking of nuclear power, BusinessWeek reports, regarding efforts to derail plans for two new reactor units at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station near Jenkinsville. … The [Nuclear Regulatory] commission said the Atomic Safety Licensing Board had “wrongly erred” in denying Friends of the Earth, which opposes the $9.8 billion project to add two, 1,117-megawatt reactor […]
Dec 29 2009
Today’s headlines and stories about the latest Somali piracy don’t get into the issue, unfortunately. As detailed by Project Censored in its article, “Toxic Waste Behind Somoli Pirates”: The international community has come out in force to condemn and declare war on the Somali fishermen pirates, while discreetly protecting the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) […]