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News stories tagged with "waste-disposal"

Burn Barrel Campaign Fires Up Debate

A new multi-state initiative to reduce air pollution from burn barrels and other forms of trash burning is receiving mixed reviews in New York. Last week the Department of Environmental Conservation joined with 7 Northeast states and the U.S. EPA to work to stop backyard burning. As David Sommerstein reports, the announcement has rekindled the volatile issue of a statewide burn ban.  Go to full article

DEC Launches Burn Barrel Campaign

State environmental officials are renewing attention to the health and environmental dangers of burning trash outdoors. The Department of Environmental Conservation has joined with 7 northeast states and the EPA in a campaign to reduce backyard burning. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Trashing Cell Phones After New FCC Rules

This week new Federal Communications Commission rules went into effect. Millions of cell phone users can keep their phone numbers if they switch companies. That means millions of old cell phones could be left behind. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Rebecca Williams has more.  Go to full article

Lower Canadian Standards Attract Hazardous Waste Disposal

A report says Canada has become a haven for hazardous waste generated in the U.S. Companies in the Great Lakes region use lower standards in Ontario and Quebec to dispose of the waste more cheaply. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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