Monday, May 29, 2023

Tag: hazardous waste

California sues Walmart for dumping hazardous waste in the state’s landfills

Of the 58 inspections conducted since 2015 of Walmart trash compactors, "dozens of materials considered either hazardous waste, medical waste or customer records containing personal information were found."

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How workers in the South are defying history

The company resisted them. History defied them. Geography worked against them.

Among the GOP’s debt ceiling hostages? Social Security payments for oldest Americans

"The choice facing the executive branch is clear: Act or default; act or increase the suffering of millions; act or go into economic tailspin."

The surprising pervasiveness of American arrogance

We Americans are all beneficiaries of exceptionalism, even those of us who decry its corrosive impact.

Fast fashion pollutes the Atacama Desert in Chile

With nearly 60,000 tons of unsold clothes arriving globally from Europe, Asia and North America to the port town of Iquique, about 39,000 tons of fast fashion ends up in the landfill in the desert.

‘Enormous policy failure’: states throw hundreds of thousands—including many children—off Medicaid

"We knew this was coming," wrote one policy expert. "But we still treat these burdens like they're unavoidable natural disasters."