News tagged with heavy metal

The worm that turned on heavy metal

Researchers in South America have studied the viability of using earthworms to process hazardous material containing high concentrations of heavy metal for the bioremediation of old industrial sites, landfill and other potentially ...

Dec 06, 2010
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Heavy metals and moose

Moose in southern Norway are in significantly worse health than those further north and in eastern Norway. An analysis of roughly 600 moose livers, combined with information such as carcass weights and ages, ...

Nov 09, 2010
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Catastrophe in Hungary was avoidable: researcher

In Hungary, as in many parts of the world, toxic bauxite sludges created during aluminium production are stored in the open air. Prolonged rainfall probably pushed the collection pond to its limits. The dam ...

Oct 13, 2010
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Toxicity of Hungary's red sludge flow drops

(AP) -- The concentration of toxic heavy metals where Hungary's massive red sludge spill entered the Danube has dropped to the level allowed in drinking water, authorities said Friday, easing fears that Europe's ...

Oct 08, 2010
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Hungary's red sludge nearly equals Gulf oil spill

(AP) -- The mighty Danube apparently absorbed Hungary's massive red sludge spill with little immediate damage Friday but laboratory tests heightened concerns about possible longer-term harm caused by toxic ...

Oct 08, 2010
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'Greening' your flat screen TV

Electronic products pollute our environment with a number of heavy metals before, during and after they're used. In the U.S. alone, an estimated 70% of heavy metals in landfill come from discarded electronics. ...

Aug 25, 2010
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