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Mercury Makes Recycling Compact Fluorescents a Chore

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

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

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…