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‘Forever Chemicals’ in 60 Closed Minnesota Landfills Contaminating Groundwater

Mar 22 2021 // Pollution regulators said that contamination from toxic man-made “forever chemicals” has been detected in groundwater at nearly 60 closed landfills in Minnesota, with amounts exceeding levels for safe drinking...

North Texas Foam Recycling Plant Burns; 3 Workers Injured

Mar 2 2021 // Three workers were injured as a massive North Texas foam recycling plant fire burned all day on Feb. 25 and into the night. The fire at the Advanced Foam Recycling plant in the Fort Worth suburb of Richland Hills was...

Explosion at Florida Sanitation Complex Destroys 5 Garbage Trucks

Feb 17 2021 // An explosion and fire destroyed five garbage trucks and damaged two others at a sanitation complex in the Florida Panhandle. The flames erupted Sunday afternoon at the station in Escambia County, Emerald Coast Utilities...

Blast at Chinese Battery Recycler Draws Attention to Industry’s Supply Chain Risks

Jan 8 2021 // China’s biggest battery manufacturer has urged a focus on safety issues after an explosion at a recycling affiliate, which has drawn attention to the risks in the industry’s supply chain. The blast at a Hunan...

Feds: Firm Dumped Liquid Landfill Waste into Flint’s System; Owner Charged

Jan 7 2021 // A Flint business owner is accused of illegally discharging nearly 48 million gallons of waste from landfills into the city’s wastewater system from 2007-15. The waste included a chemical from a family of chemicals...

Metal Recycler Fined $2.7M for Improper Disposal of Waste

Oct 7 2020 // A metal recycler has been fined nearly $3 million for improperly disposing of hazardous waste on its site, the New Hampshire attorney general’s office said. The $2.7 million fine is the largest the state has issued...

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