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Mercury Makes Recycling Compact Fluorescents a Chore

Article: Mercury Makes Recycling Compact Fluorescents a Chore

HARRISBURGH, Pennsylvania, April 6, 2008 (ENS) – Compact fluorescent light bulbs can save up to 75 percent of the energy used by traditional light bulbs and save householders money too, but a lack of options on where to recycle the mercury-containing bulbs may make some consumers reluctant to adopt the popular technology. To help encourage…

Pennsylvania Hospital Found Throwing Medical Waste in Landfills

Article: Pennsylvania Hospital Found Throwing Medical Waste in Landfills

WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania, January 25, 2008 (ENS) – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection today fined the Pocono Medical Center $100,000 for illegally disposing and managing infectious and chemotherapeutic waste in 2006. Pocono Medical Center is an acute-care, not-for-profit community hospital in in East Stroudsburg, Monroe County. “The medical center was not following procedures for separating…

New Jersey Sues Over Pennsylvania Power Plant Pollution

Article: New Jersey Sues Over Pennsylvania Power Plant Pollution

Air pollution knows no borders (Photo credit unknown) TRENTON, New Jersey, December 18, 2007 (ENS) – Because air pollution recognizes no borders, the state of New Jersey today filed suit against the owner of a coal-fired power plant across the Delaware River in Pennsylvania. Alleging that Reliant Energy MidAtlantic Power Holdings modified its coal-fired Portland…