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eu funds to go toward attica waste facilities | news




alternate environment minister sokratis famelos announced wednesday that 150 million euros of available european union funds will be used for waste management projects in attica.the resources will be used for the construction of waste management units at grammatiko and schisto, the expansion of the ...



rusted barrels of radioactive waste cost csiro $30 million




csiro faces a $30 million clean up bill after barrels of radioactive waste at a major facility were found to be "deteriorating rapidly" and possibly leaking.an inspection found "significant rusting" on many of the 9,725 drums, which are understood to contain radioactive waste and other toxic ch...



irish sun - university hospital galway fined over 10000 euros by waste managemen




the fines were revealed in a hse audit of waste management at the hospital contractor imposed fines of 112 euros per tonne for june 2015 and 102 euros from july 2015 to dateauditors noted the total costs of fines for a 14-month period was 10,025 eurosgalway, ireland - a hse audit of waste management...



controversial nuclear waste plans back under the spotlight




issues at two of australia's largest radioactive waste storage facilities have put a controversial government plan back under the spotlight.for years the federal government has tried in vain to build a national dump for the country's nuclear waste.  a controversial government plan to build a nat...



taming the trash - india legal




solid waste management is a major challenge that urban india is confronted with. and the problem will only amplify with increased urbanisation. according to estimates of the union urban deve-lopment ministry, by 2050, half of india’s population will be concentrated in cities and towns. the 2011 ce...



waste transfer station launched in northern greece | news




despite protests by locals, authorities on monday officially inaugurated a much-delayed waste transfer station in the efkarpia neighborhood of thessaloniki, northern greece.the contract for the project was signed in 2010, while work on the facility began two years later. construction was stalled ami...



presstv-30 injured in waste factory fire in spain




some 30 people have been injured in a fire and several explosions in a waste treatment factory near the spanish capital of madrid.official on thursday ordered evacuation of schools and offices near the requimsa factory in arganda del rey after a blaze caused several explosions in the facility, where...



john oliver targets nuclear waste on 'last week tonight'




nuclear waste, as john oliver notes, is “the worst type of garbage that raccoons can get into.” and on last week tonight, he pointed out just how much the u.s. has—enough to fill “one football field, 20 feet high.” that’s just the byproduct from nuclear power plants, he says. there’s a...



ngt penalizes several hotels for flouting waste management measures- india legal




the national green tribunal on wednesday (august 16) set several conditions on hotels and even penalized those which did not adhere to solid waste management rules. this has become a major issue and the green regulator is strictly monitoring the situation.on wednesday, the ngt ruled that sewage trea...



what really ate sam and why




news of a teenage boy's legs being treated as dinner by flesh-eating sea critters as he took a dip at a melbourne beach has brought back all-too-vivid memories of the frenzied feasting in 1970s flick piranha. social media and radio talkback was awash on monday with members of the public vowing ne...



zakynthos authorities say trash baler to be removed from seaside dump | news




authorities on the ionian island of zakynthos on thursday pledged to remove an unsightly and smelly trash baler from an illegal landfill that abuts a protected natural park following criticism from environmental groups.zakynthos mayor pavlos kolokostas told kathimerini that the baler was placed at t...



masked man demanded codeine tablets in sunshine pharmacy armed robbery




a masked man threatened staff with a knife and demanded cash and codeine pain relief tablets from a sunshine pharmacy on friday night. victoria police have released cctv footage of the man, who entered the devonshire road store about 9.15pm on friday.dumped: melbourne's waste management scamvideo...



we can't recycle our way to 'zero waste'




recycling should be seen as a last defence against landfill. credit: lance/flickr, cc by-nc-sain the wake of the final episode of the abc's war on waste, in which a dismayed craig reucassel canvasses australia's rubbish-related sins, the idea of "zero waste" is pretty hot right now. but often when w...



business, director fined $360,000 after man crushed by excavator




a sydney business has been fined a total of $360,000 for breaching workplace safety laws after a 45-year-old man was killed when his foot became caught under an excavator.the sydney district court fined the business $300,000 and its director a further $60,000 for the man's death at the harris ho...



game-changing heat pipe technology answers global waste problem




brunel university london and mission resources limited are developing an innovative low-temperature pyrolysis treatment to convert household waste into fuel to heat water. a self-contained home energy recovery unit (heru) could make every home a micro-power plant, save families up to 15% on fuel bil...



illegal dumping swamps the waste industry




the warehouse in melbourne's outer north was supposed to be filled with scrap metal and broken glass, overflow storage for a nearby recycling business. it wasn't until the company collapsed into insolvency six months later, that the warehouse doors were opened to reveal a potential health and envi...



study reveals ways collegiate sports venues can achieve 'zero waste'




image: researchers at the university of missouri recently published a study analyzing waste and recyclables and found that sporting venues can achieve or exceed the standards for zero-waste by offering better... view more credit: mu athleticsofficials at collegiate sporting venues have been leadin...



hailstorms loom for city as blizzards sweep the ski fields




brace yourself for bleak weather across the state today.hailstorms threaten across melbourne's suburbs from late morning and through the afternoon, and blizzards will continue to sweep snow across victoria's ski fields.cctv: sunshine chemist armed robberyvideo duration00:28previous slidenext slidev...



how does municipal waste collection affect climate change?




researchers from universidad politécnica de madrid suggest a new methodology to assess the environmental impact of the containers used for the collection of urban waste. an inappropriate design of a container system might unnecessarily aggravate the impact on the environment when collecting and tra...



boulder county hosts pre-bid meeting for 11 firms interested in recycling contra




eleven firms, including some of colorado largest commercial waste management companies, attended a pre-bid meeting monday morning to learn more about what boulder county wants in a new recycling center operator.the county announced last month that it was, for the first time in 17 years, seeking comp...



boulder county hosts pre-bid meeting for 11 firms interested in recycling contra




eleven firms, including some of colorado's largest commercial waste management companies, attended a pre-bid meeting monday morning to learn more about what boulder county wants in a new recycling center operator.the county announced last month that it was, for the first time in 17 years, seeking co...



plastic is clogging earth and recycling is barely helping




despite the push to “go green,” plastic waste is growing in quantity at an alarming rate, and current recycling efforts simply aren’t keeping up. that’s the ominous conclusion from a breakthrough study exploring the use – and re-use or disposal – of plastic materials since the 1950s, and...



queensland conservation groups call for new waste levy ahead of election




queensland must reintroduce a waste levy to stop about $500 million worth of material  being wrongly dumped into queensland landfills each year instead of being recycled, two conservation groups say.both the queensland conservation council and an australia-wide recycling group called the boomeran...



tenure-track assistant professor in urban environmental resource management (sol




department: school of civil & environmental engineering institution: nanyang technological university we invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of urban environmental resource management (solid waste). candidates must have a phd in civil / environmental / mechanical / ch...



greece faces fines over waste management | news




greece has been condemned for a second time by the european court of justice for lack of proper wastewater management in the thriasio area of western attica. a second condemnation by the court comes with a fine, whose amount was not determined as the final ruling on this case will take place toward ...