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Nanowaste needs attention of EPA, industry and investors
...the end of their use. They may find their way into landfills
or incinerators, and, eventually, into the air, soil, or water. When we throw something away, there really is no away, and this report takes a crucial step forward in analyzing how such concerns can be addressed within the current legal framework, sa...
A new report, 'Where Does the Nano Go? End-of-Life Regulation of Nanotechnologies'
...ely enter the waste stream and find their way into landfills
or incineratorsand eventually into the air, soil and water. As a result, it is important to consider how various forms of nanomaterials will be disposed of and treated at the end of their use, and how the regulatory system will treat such materials a...
Researcher examines polymers created with poultry feathers
...tons of non-biodegradable plastic waste ends up in landfills
each year. Justin Barone, associate professor of b...Twelve percent of all plastic packaging ends up in landfills
because only a fraction is recycled," said Barone. "Once in the landfill, it doesn't biodegrade. The...
Scrap tires can be used to filter wastewater
...d State produces millions of scrap tires that clog landfills
and become breeding areas for pests. Finding adequate uses for castoff tires is a continuing challenge and illegal dumping has become a serious problem throughout the nation. Dr. Yuefeng Xie, associate professor of environmental engineering at Penn S...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 25, 2006
...d out. They recommend monitoring ground water near landfills
for barbiturates, especially those containing old medical waste. About 2,000 tons of barbiturates were produced each year in the United States during the 1960s, the study notes. ARTICLE # FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Occurrence and Fate of Barbiturates in...
New wood-plastic composites to boost industry, help use waste products
...nds of which are now wasted every year, going into landfills
where they are extremely slow to biodegrade and pose a significant waste disposal problem. They could also open the door for improved utilization of low-grade woody biomass from needed thinning of Oregon forests, which is increasingly being done to i...
Landfills, chemical weapon debris possibly a good match, computer model suggests
...is contaminated by chemical weapons into municipal landfills
likely would pose only a minimal risk to nearby co...c material in the nation's 2,000 lined solid waste landfills
with information available about the behavior of chemical warfare agents to predict how these highly...
Microbes convert 'Styrofoam' into biodegradable plastic
... at least 2.3 million tons of it is dumped in U.S. landfills
each year. Only 1 percent of polystyrene waste is currently recycled, the authors note....
Chernobyl: The true scale of the accident
...te was placed in temporary storage in trenches and landfills
that do not meet current waste safety requirements. What was the economic cost? Because of policies in place at the time of the explosion and the inflation and economic disruptions that followed the break-up of the Soviet Union, precise costs ha...