"A hazardous-waste landfill that Kettleman City residents blame for a rash of birth defects has improperly stored PCBs -- a cancer-causing chemical that can cause reproductive problems, federal inspectors say."
"A new mountain of ash and other waste from coal burning would rise next to the Ohio River as part of an LG&E plan to replace a nearly 30-year-old dump that's almost full."
"The federal government and environmental groups reached an agreement Wednesday that will mean the end of the ghost fleet of retired ships in Suisun Bay."
"Farmers raising the cattle and horses -- and those applying to be designated official certified organic vegetable growers -- are organizing to oppose plans by the city of Seaside [OR] to spray biosolids on a local farmer's property."
"With just five words quietly slipped into legislation, Illinois lawmakers are moving to include tire burning in the state's definition of renewable energy, a change that would benefit a south suburban incinerator with a long history of pollution problems."
"S.C. legislators are being asked to loosen state rules so a New Jersey company can build a $450 million garbage incinerator in jobs-hungry Chester County."
"The Natural Resources Defense Council Tuesday announced its endorsement of the first certification program for electronics recycling."
"The senators seek a moratorium on the facility's growth until investigations into birth defects in Kettleman City are completed."
Disclosure of 22 electric-utility plans for handling coal-ash waste is a good start... but EPA also released the identities of some 40 more — previously undisclosed — scary ash impoundments.