"Where Does Your Plastic Go?" Global Probe Reveals America's Dirty Secret

"According to promotional materials from America’s plastics industry, it is whisked off to a factory where it is seamlessly transformed into something new. This is not the experience of Nguyễn Thị Hồng Thắm, a 60-year-old Vietnamese mother of seven, living amid piles of grimy American plastic on the outskirts of Hanoi."

Source: Guardian, 06/18/2019

Wheeler Will Focus On Ocean Trash, Not Climate Change, At G20 Summit

"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in an interview Monday that he will emphasize the importance of curbing marine debris during an upcoming summit with his Group of 20 counterparts in Japan, rather than seeking new action on climate change."

Source: Washington Post, 06/11/2019

"US Can Label Nuke Waste As Less Dangerous To Quicken Cleanup"

"The U.S. government on Wednesday will reclassify some of the nation’s most dangerous radioactive waste to lower its threat level, outraging critics who say the move would make it cheaper and easier to walk away from cleaning up nuclear weapons production sites in Washington state, Idaho and South Carolina."

Source: AP, 06/07/2019


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