| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:01 PM
VIENNA/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican police have found dangerous radioactive medical material stolen by thieves that the United Nations said could provide an ingredient for a "dirty bomb," the country's national nuclear safety commission CNSNS said on...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:13 PM
MEXICO CITY — After a frantic search across a wide section of central Mexico, authorities said Wednesday that they had found a stolen truck that was transporting a large amount of dangerous radioactive material, a substance that can be used in...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:21 PM
A truck carrying dangerous radioactive material used in medical treatments was stolen in central Mexico, the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency said Wednesday.
Mexico informed the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency that the truck was...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Wethersfield – The town got good news this week when the low bid to remove hazardous materials from Wethersfield High School came in under budget.
Low bidder Southern Middlesex Industries, Inc. of Norwood, Mass. quoted $3.66 million for the work,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with reporter Jessica Garrison about California's failure to track toxic waste.
The state regularly fails to keep track of thousands of tons of dangerous chemicals and toxic metals shipped for disposal on the state's roads...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 10:00 AM
MECCA, Calif. — Year after year the trucks rolled in, dumping loads of sewage sludge and contaminated dirt at a soil-recycling plant in this tiny desert community.
Thousands of deliveries were dutifully recorded in a state database. Anyone who...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:36 PM
A judge has ordered a metal plating company in Richmond, Calif., to remove large quantities of hazardous waste, including potentially deadly cyanide, after state officials argued that it poses a health threat to nearby residents.
Contra Costa County...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Have you ever put a leftover bag of lawn chemicals in the garbage? Leftover motor oil? Driveway sealer? Paint remover? Oven cleaner?
George and Eunice Schermerhorn of Whitehall are too responsible to do that. After a minor spill from a rusted quart of...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:58 AM
A new environmental collection center in Naperville will be a one-stop location for dropping off both recyclable items and household hazardous waste.
State and local officials gathered Friday to break ground on the $1.8 million project at the Naperville...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 12:33 AM
Responders strengthen hazmat training
By CHELCEY ADAMI, Staff Writer
HEBER — At any given time, an earthquake could cause chemical containers to overturn, a freight truck or rail car could wreck, or a water treatment plant chemical container to...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. admitted to improperly handling and disposing of hazardous materials at its stores nationwide, pleading guilty Tuesday to several federal criminal and civil counts and agreeing to pay more than $81 million.
The accusations against...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:26 PM
A hazardous materials call Friday and a gas station fire Monday required vastly different responses, but year-round training and organizational tactics enabled firefighters from Aberdeen Fire and Rescue to handle whatever was thrown their way.