- Lincoln recycling ordinance would ban paper in landfills Updated: May-02-16 11:03 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - City officials are considering a three-year plan to reduce landfill trash and encourage recycling in Lincoln.
- Metal rings attached to trash barrels boost Purdue recycling Updated: May-01-16 6:10 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A device developed by a Purdue University team is helping boost recycling during the university's tailgating events before home football games.
- College student starts business recycling dorm fridges Updated: May-01-16 3:54 pm
LEWISTON, Maine - A college student appalled at the dorm furnishings his roommates were leaving behind his freshman year has started a booming business recycling mini refrigerators.
- Michigan's Adventure seeks to link to public sewage system Updated: May-01-16 3:17 pm
MUSKEGON, Michigan - A western Michigan amusement park that last month received a permit allowing it to increase how much sewage it treats and releases into groundwater is now seeking to hook into a public system.
- Ohio county, city at odds over human waste disposal Updated: May-01-16 3:12 pm
CINCINNATI - A southwest Ohio county is at odds with Cincinnati officials over the disposal of solid human waste.
- Magnitude 3.5 earthquake rattles parts of northern Oklahoma Updated: May-01-16 10:17 am
FAIRVIEW, Oklahoma - An earthquake has shaken parts of northern Oklahoma.
- Borehole experiment organizers face skeptics in South Dakota Updated: Apr-30-16 4:47 pm
REDFIELD, South Dakota - Organizers of a federal effort to assess whether nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep holes have met opposition in Spink County from residents who are concerned the potential drilling project could lead to waste storage in the future.
- Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river Updated: Apr-29-16 9:38 am
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia - At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps loudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.
- Fire at Phoenix recycling plant reported under control Updated: Apr-29-16 9:33 am
PHOENIX - A fire at a north Phoenix recycling plant is under control.
- Russia's Mayak nuclear site has produced litany of disasters Updated: Apr-29-16 9:25 am
The remote Mayak nuclear facility is Russia's oldest and biggest center for manufacturing radioactive isotopes and reprocessing spent nuclear fuel from several nations. Here are some key moments in its history:
- Attorney general's office participating in Drug Take-Back Updated: Apr-29-16 5:49 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office is participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday with a dropoff site at the state Capitol.
- DEA to collect unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday Updated: Apr-28-16 10:47 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana residents who have prescription drugs they no longer want or need can get rid of them on Saturday.
- New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments Updated: Apr-28-16 10:02 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The New Mexico State Land Office is suing a Texas-based oil company for years of overdue fees and recent environmental cleanup costs at a waste-water injection well used by various oil producers.
- State police posts collecting expired, unused prescriptions Updated: Apr-28-16 8:59 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan State Police posts statewide are serving as drop-off points for expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs.
- EPA announces latest steps addressing Missouri landfill fire Updated: Apr-28-16 7:35 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The owner of a burning suburban St. Louis landfill near buried radioactive waste has agreed to new measures meant to slow and help monitor the underground blaze, a U.S. Environmental Agency administrator said Thursday.
- Application filed for high-level nuclear waste site in Texas Updated: Apr-28-16 3:39 pm
DALLAS - A Dallas-based company has submitted an application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to construct and operate an interim storage site in West Texas for high-level nuclear waste from around the country.
- Rains wash out Kansas rail track, cause wastewater overflow Updated: Apr-28-16 1:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Heavy rain has washed out several sections of railroad track, damaged a small bridge and caused about 2.4 million gallons of untreated wastewater to be released into the Kansas River.
- Bid to end open burning of chemical waste advances in House Updated: Apr-28-16 4:17 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A bid to end the open burning of hazardous waste and waste explosives in Louisiana narrowly advanced out of a House committee.
- Scientists say oilfield wastewater spills release toxins Updated: Apr-27-16 7:44 pm
Brine spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels exceeding federal water quality standards, scientists reported Wednesday.
- Man pleads not guilty to Seattle-area dismemberment killing Updated: Apr-27-16 7:02 pm
SEATTLE - A man accused of killing and dismembering a woman in her suburban home then dumping her remains in a Seattle recycling bin pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder and theft charges.
- Audit: Idaho nuclear waste plant construction over budget Updated: Apr-27-16 4:31 pm
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - A recent audit found significant problems with the federally-managed nuclear waste treatment plant west of Idaho Falls.
- Hanford officials try to learn if 2nd tanks is leaking Updated: Apr-27-16 2:28 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - A second giant tank containing radioactive waste from the production of plutonium for nuclear weapons may be leaking on the sprawling Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state.
- USGS records 4.1 magnitude earthquake in central Oklahoma Updated: Apr-27-16 1:19 pm
LUTHER, Oklahoma - The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded at 4.1 magnitude earthquake in the Oklahoma City area.
- The Latest: Man pleads not guilty in dismemberment slaying Updated: Apr-27-16 1:02 pm
SEATTLE - The Latest on the court appearance of a man accused of dismembering a woman and dumping her body parts in Seattle recycling bins (all times local):
- No injuries reported in recycling plant fire Updated: Apr-27-16 12:49 pm
WOODBRIDGE, New Jersey - Officials are looking for the cause of a fire at a Woodbridge recycling plant that sent thick black smoke into the sky.