Monthly Archives: March 2010

Recycling firm fined after arson attack

A York hazardous waste recycling company has been fined £40,000 and £6,110 costs for failing to safeguard flammable liquid that was used in an arson attack on the business. BCB Environmental Management Limited pleaded guilty at Harrogate Magistrates Court to breaches of the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) after illegally processing drums [...]
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Greenpeace adds to Samsung cancer pressure

A global electronics giant embroiled in an occupational cancer scandal has been accused by Greenpeace of reneging on a promise to phase out toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases. This week climbers from the environmental group scaled the Benelux headquarters of the Korean multinational Samsung, sticking the message “Samsung = Broken Promises” in [...]
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US green watchdog backs worker role in inspections

The US government’s environmental watchdog has accepted workers and union reps should be allowed to participate in official workplace safety inspections conducted under the Clean Air Act, according to a report in the March issue of Life Lines, the newsletter of the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA). The clarification came when [...]
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Indonesia turns back illegal US e-waste

Intervention by an environmental campaign group has stopped an illegal shipment of nine sea-going containers of US hazardous electronic waste being exported to Indonesia. The block on the shipment from Massachusetts firm CRT Recycling Inc. was made possible due to a tip off to the Indonesian environment ministry from the Basel Action Network (BAN). BAN [...]
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