News tagged with contaminated waste

Wildfire shuts Los Alamos lab, forces evacuations

(AP) -- Thousands of residents calmly fled Monday from the mesa-top town that's home to the Los Alamos nuclear laboratory, ahead of an approaching wildfire that sent up towering plumes of smoke, rained down ash and sparked ...

dateJun 28, 2011 in Environment
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Scientists look deeper for coal ash hazards

( -- As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency weighs whether to define coal ash as hazardous waste, a Duke University study identifies new monitoring protocols and insights that can help investigators more ...

dateNov 29, 2010 in Environment
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Can Recycling Be Bad for the Environment?

( -- By now, nearly everyone knows that it is important to recycle. It helps the environment. Even my six-year-old knows that. But what if it doesn't? While it seems pretty straightforward, in most cases, there ...

dateJul 14, 2009 in Environment weblog
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