Activists say power plant would pollute, be subsidized by taxpayers
June 1, 2012
National consumer group Food & Water Watch is criticizing plans by Perdue Agribusiness and Fibrowatt LLC to build a power plant on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that will generate electricity from chicken manure.
Reducing waste, rather than cutting programs, is a less harmful and more sustainable strategy for lowering health care costs in the U.S., according to a new article in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
In the wake of a December chemical fire that killed one worker and left another with severe burns, Chemical Safety Board (CSB) Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso called for the Environmental Technology Council (ETC) to petition the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to issue a standard for hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities.
MRI Manufacturing and Research, Inc. failed to provide proof that employees were trained in the safe handling and storing of hazardous waste, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has fined the company $30,000 for that and other violations.