Recycling

July 05, 2018 - 3:08 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's nuclear policy-setting body has endorsed a call for stricter management of its fuel recycling program to reduce its plutonium stockpile. The annual report approved Thursday by the Atomic Energy Commission is a response to intensifying pressure from Washington as it pursues...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2012, file photo, spent nuclear fuel rods are stored in a storage pool at the Rokkasho nuclear fuel reprocessing plant, run by Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. in Rokasho village in Aomori Prefecture, northern Japan. Japan on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, approved an energy plan that sets ambitious targets for nuclear energy use and allows the country's struggling spent fuel recycling program to continue in the coming decade despite setbacks after the 2011 Fukushima disaster and international concern. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, FIle)
July 03, 2018 - 2:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Tuesday approved an energy plan that sets ambitious targets for nuclear energy use and sustains a struggling program for spent-fuel recycling despite setbacks after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The plan approved Tuesday by the Cabinet noted for the first time the need to...
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July 03, 2018 - 2:44 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Tuesday approved an energy plan that sets ambitious targets for nuclear energy use and sustains a struggling program for spent-fuel recycling despite setbacks after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The plan approved Tuesday by the Cabinet noted for the first time the need to...
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July 03, 2018 - 12:59 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has approved an energy plan that sets ambitious targets for nuclear energy use and allows the country's struggling spent fuel recycling program to continue in the coming decade despite setbacks after the 2011 Fukushima disaster and international concern. The plan approved Tuesday...
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June 20, 2018 - 2:24 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A group of scientists says China's decision to stop accepting plastic waste from other countries is causing plastic to stockpile around the globe, and wealthy countries need to find new solutions. The scientists sought to quantify the impact of the Chinese import ban on the...
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June 09, 2018 - 11:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ruled favor of New York City in its battle with the restaurant industry over plastic foam containers. The ruling Friday in state court in Manhattan means the city can go forward with its ban on polystyrene containers. Judge Margaret Chan denied an appeal by a restaurant...
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In this photo taken Thursday, May 24, 2018, and released by the Royal Thai Police, a factory processing electronic waste is visited by police in Lat Krabang, outside Bangkok, Thailand. Police have raided several factories near Bangkok that allegedly were processing illegally imported electronic waste in a sign that China’s crackdown on waste recycling is pushing such operations offshore. (Royal Thai Police via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 5:27 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have raided several factories near Bangkok that allegedly were using a loophole to illegally import and process electronic waste. Police and industry ministry officials said Friday that they were still investigating after raids this week on at least four factories in...
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Tom Puckett
May 18, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As Spectrum makes its move to full digital service and charging customers a digital box rental fee for each set, some customers are ready to do away with some TVs. But state and city laws are making getting rid of TVs a challenge. In 2012, New York State made it illegal for...
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May 13, 2018 - 10:49 am
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) — Fourteen deck panels salvaged from the old Tappan Zee Bridge are heading north for use in new projects. Orange County's Department of Public Works plans to use the panels in four bridge and two rail-trail projects. The deliveries of the old Hudson River bridge panels to New...
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April 18, 2018 - 11:07 am
LONDON (AP) — A U.K. coffee house chain has pledged to recycle as many disposable cups as it sells by 2020, trying to appease public anxiety over the increasing levels of waste in the world's oceans. Costa Coffee says it will recycle up to 500 million disposable cups a year amid growing pressure to...
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