• Radioactive Fracking waste winds up in landfills, or worse

    Oilfields are spinning off thousands of tons of low-level radioactive trash as the U.S. drilling boom leads to a surge in illegal dumping. The waste is a byproduct of drilling, as it unlocks naturally occurring radium from shale rock formations, during fracking. This  waste is often buried at the extraction site, dumped illegally, or sent […]

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  • Links between fracking & smog pollution

    A story posted by the Texas Observer cites research conducted by a student at the University of North Texas suggests that pollution from fracking contributes a much larger share of Dallas-Fort Worth’s smog problem than state officials have said. By studying 16 air-quality monitors, the research shows that smog levels have dropped overall in Texas since […]

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  • Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change – How bad will it become?

    This report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) talks about how bad climate change will become, if we don’t do something now. It talks about projected temperature increases of 4 to 5 C (1.8 * 4 = 7.2 to 9 degrees Farenheit), which will risk damaging food supplies and water, will cause […]

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  • U.S. – Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability

    http://www.epa.gov/jius/policy/policy.html This branch of the EPA has created a website that lists successful policies in cities that are currently implementing Zero Waste methods of waste management. It includes resources on financing Zero Waste implementation. Zero Waste is working, and here are the tools to make it happen.  

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  • Building Zero Waste Communities – Start here

    http://www.ecocycle.org/zero-waste-global This site is a gold mine of definitions, strategies, and entrepreneurial opportunities for instituting zero waste communities. Do you want 90% waste recovery? Do you want profitable waste management methods? This is the place to start!  

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  • Rockbridge, VA – Replace the landfill with a pyrolysis plant? (No)

    http://rockbridgereport.washingtonandlee.net/?p=6811 When Rockbridge County, VA was told to close its landfill, Community Energy Independence sent them the following unsolicited proposal to build a pyrolysis plant: http://www.scribd.com/doc/48444702/Unsolicited-Proposal-From-CEI The proposal, similar to EEP’s proposal to Stafford, describes a pyrolysis plant that conducts a “proprietary thermo-chemical process.”  Most confusing is CEI’s statement regarding emissions: “…the emission levels from EnerSol technology will be […]

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  • Carnbroe, UK Waste Plant Fight Returning to Holyrood.

    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/carnbroe-waste-plant-fight-returning-2791015 Even though one village manages to stop a company from building a pyrolysis plant, the neighboring village may discover it has to fight the same company all over again. Daily Record, Judith Tonner, November 14, 2013.  

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  • Fighting incinerators – Look at Logansport, Indiana

    http://www.alternet.org/environment/fight-brewing-over-plan-build-nations-largest-trash-incinerator This article summarizes the global fight against incinerator plants as seen in Logansport, Indiana. Even wastewater is a serious problem. AlterNet, Linda Greene, August 13, 2013  

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  • Cities Waffle on Incinerator Proposals

    http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2014/04/incineration-waffle Discover a list of cities that have fought incinerator proposals. This article states that cities face difficulty in incinerator discussions because of a lack of data contradicting/supporting companies’ claims that the technology is completely “green.” The Daily Climate, Nate Seltenrich, April 3, 2014.  

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  • California State Board: Must have Zero Emissions to be Green Energy

    http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2013/02/incinerator-fight In California, “a state board ruled that the technology cannot qualify as green energy because it does not operate with zero emissions, eliminating a financial incentive.” This decision was made on a state level, not a federal level.  The fight continues. The Daily Climate, Nate Seltenrich, February 11, 2013.  

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