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Coverage of waste disposal since October 12, 2023.

Ottawa puts chips down on nuclear

"...This is the first time in decades Ottawa has opened its purse for a large investment to expand a large nuclear facility. The project is referred to as Bruce C and is still in the impact assessment stage. At the announcement, Smith joked that the province only had to wait 239 days for federal funding for the Bruce Power plant and that since he “mentioned the Pickering refurbishment as well, we'll see if we can act even quicker on that one..."

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Clear Bag Initiative is Cornwall's Route to Responsible Recycling

"...Furthermore, January 1 marks the introduction of an organic waste collection green bin program. Organic waste in landfills significantly contributes to methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas. We can substantially reduce our environmental impact by diverting this waste to green bin programs..."

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A stray whale died in Osaka Bay, raising questions about the cause and the cost of disposal

"...Osaka officials have decided to bury the dead whale at a section of a nearbyindustrial waste disposal complex after cetacean experts carried out an autopsy, collecting samples to determine the cause of the whales death, prefectural environmental department official Toshihiro Yamawaki said..."

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First Nations call on feds to oppose nuclear waste disposal site near Ottawa River

"...OTTAWA First Nations leaders are calling on the federal government to oppose a nuclear waste disposal site near the Ottawa River that they say threatens drinking water and their rights..."

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Citizens' groups ask Federal Court to review planned nuclear waste disposal facility in Deep River, Ont.

"...Citizens' groups are asking the Federal Court to review the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commissions (CNSC) decision to give the green light for the construction of a nuclear waste disposal facility in Deep River, Ont. , one kilometre from the Ottawa River..."

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Radioactive waste beside Ottawa River will remain hazardous for thousands of years: Citizens' groups

"...Citizens groups from Ontario and Quebec have issued a warning saying that the radioactive waste destined for a planned nuclear waste disposal facility in Deep River, Ont. , one kilometre from the Ottawa River, will remain hazardous for thousands of years..."

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Lower Nicola Eco-Depot and park part of TNRD 2024 capital projects plan

"...Other projects include a next generation 911 upgrade for TNRD regional fire departments, water and wastewater treatment plants for Pritchard, a fire hall project in Monte Creek and library upgrades in Clearwater..."

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Christmas tree recycling program returns to Central Okanagan

"...The RDCO Waste Reduction Office recommends giving your tree another life by dropping it off at one of the many free and convenient Chip It locations, the RDCO said in a media release. The tree will then be chipped and composted into a nutrient-rich compost called GlenGrow available at various locations. From now until Jan..."

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The Year Ahead: Climate in 2024

"...Corporate greenwashers are on notice. As of January, all Canadian financial institutions will have to collect hard numbers on the greenhouse gas emissions they finance and, in 2025, report them to the Canadian Securities Administrators. At the moment, the countrys eight largest banks finance more than double the annual GHGs emitted by all of Canada..."

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Propensity for Activism Rises in Some Instances in British Columbia

"...Perceptions are more nuanced on four other establishments that could be located within three blocks of a respondents home. Practically half would take no action against a low-income housing project (49%, -9), while fewer feel the same way about a composting site (38%, -5), a homeless shelter (36%, -7) or a sewage or wastewater treatment plant (28%, -3)..."

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Fraser Valley septic waste disposal plants reach capacity

"...The City of Chilliwack says over the last two years it has handled a more than 40-per cent increase in trucked liquid waste causing operational disruptions, increased treatment costs and quality issues at the city's wastewater treatment plant. This comes after the treatment plant in Abbotsford stopped accepting waste from anywhere outside Abbotsford and Mission in 2021, leading to more being sent to Chilliwack. James Stiksma, owner of Canadian Septic and a board member of the Western Canadian On-Site Wastewater Management Association of B..."

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Jobs in waste disposal

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Landfill Summer Student - City of Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)

"...Eligible candidates must be enrolled in school full-time and returning to full time studies in the next academic year and have a valid BC Class 5 Driverâs licence.   We are looking for students with an excellent work ethic, a positive attitude and strong communication, teamwork, customer service, and problem-solving skills..."

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Landfill Scale Operators - City of Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)

"...The successful applicants will be customer-focused, team-players with a passion for, and experience in providing excellent customer service.   Computer literacy and cash-handling experience is a must along with the flexibility to work various shifts including weekends..."

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Landfill - Term Labourers - City of Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)

"...These temporary/term roles may lead to permanent employment with the City of Kelowna.  Please Note: A clear Criminal Record Check and Driverâs Abstract will be required..."

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Landfill Attendant/Operator - The Township of Perth East - Perth East, ON

"...Work regularly involves direct contact with the public, elected officials, other levels of government, residents or staff to provide or obtain information and service that is important to the operations..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about waste disposal.

The Unimagineable Impact Of Electronic Waste Disposal | Blame Game | Spark

"...Blame Game investigates the murky world of global electronic waste disposal, where legal grey areas, a lack of investment in recycling, unscrupulous businesses, and politicized application of the existing laws lead to wasted opportunities, environmental degradation, and for the people of Agbogbloshie - hellish living conditions in a toxic dumping ground..."

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Small Solid Core Reactors for Safe, Reliable Fission Energy

"...James Walker, engineer & CEO of NANO Nuclear Energy describes a novel solid core reactor design in conversation with Jim Anderton..."

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How carbon capture networks could help curb climate change | Bas Sudmeijer

"...What if we could build a global waste disposal service for carbon? In this forward-thinking talk, carbon capture advisor Bas Sudmeijer proposes building CO2 networks: partnerships between cities around the world that would share the cost and geological resources needed to trap emissions deep in the earth -- and give us a shot at stalling climate change..."

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How To Dispose 100 Nuclear-Powered Submarine Shipwrecks [4K] | The End Of Red October | Spark

"...At the end of the Cold War the Soviet Navy, bereft of funds, abruptly decommissioned 100 nuclear-powered submarines leaving behind a massive nuclear waste disposal problem..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about waste disposal relevant to the latest news.

Global Research Progress on Municipal Waste and Future Prospect Based on the Cross-national Comparisons

"...The results indicated that current major research themes encompass waste classification and recycling, waste management and public behavior, waste disposal methods and technologies, as well as environmental impact and evaluation..."

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Environmental Impact Assessment of Low-Density Polyethylene and Polyethylene Terephthalate Containers Using a Life Cycle Assess

"...The system boundary included all life cycle stages, including resin production, packaging production, collection, transportation, and waste management (mechanical recycling, landfill, incineration)..."

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A critical review on phytoremediation of environmental contaminants in aquatic ecosystem

"...This review, thus focuses on the various contaminants found in aquatic ecosystems, their treatment by various phytoremediation processes, some successful phytoremediation studies conducted so far for remediation purposes, and myriad types of constructed wetlands utilized for attenuating pollution levels in various types of wastewaters to bring them down to permissible levels..."

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The Use of Biocomponents and Additives to Improve the Quality and Safety of Diesel Fuels

"...The geo-political crises and the high concern for global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels made the depletion of fossil reservoirs become really dramatic for European Countries..."

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Earthquake Generated Construction and Demolition Waste

"...Earthquakes can have far-reaching consequences on a region's economic, population health, and natural environment, all of which necessitate careful management of the massive amounts of construction and demolition waste (CDW) that result..."

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A comparison of the comprehensive municipal solid waste management systems of the region of Prague and the principality of Astu

"...The correct management of municipal solid waste (MSW) is a critical factor in the protection of the environment, as well as a source for the recovery of valuable materials for a circular economy..."

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Post-closure Cost Efficiency in Public Versus Private Landfills: The Case of Emilia-Romagna (Italy)

"...Waste management systems have developed in recent years toward the adoption of sustainable management principles and practices, such as circular economy, zero waste, resource efficiency, waste avoidance, re-use, and recycling..."

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Probing the Hydro-mechanical Response of a Clayey Rock for Radioactive Waste Disposal Using a Transversely Isotropic Damage Con

"...To develop a geological nuclear waste disposal facility from scratch, the hydro-mechanical properties of the host rock are fundamental for its initial construction, long-term system evolution, closure, and post-closure phases..."

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Progressive Machine Learning Approaches for Predicting the Soil Compaction Parameters

"...Estimating soil compaction parameters is an essential point when seeking safe and economic dams, bridges abutments, highways embankments, retaining walls, and nuclear waste disposal; however, the Proctor Test employed in this forecasting is costly and time-consuming..."

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Waste from production: an analysis at the firm level

"...Our results suggest that (a) taxing waste or virgin material will induce recycling only for the polluting firms; (b) a tax on virgin material is highly effective for the polluting firms; however, the output will reduce; (c) a higher tax may lead cross-border trade of waste generated..."

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Thermal Effect Promotes Non-Darcian Flow in Heated Rock Fractures

"...Water flow through fractured rocks in high-temperature settings is relevant to many subsurface geo-energy engineering projects including geothermal energy extraction, hydrocarbon production, and nuclear waste disposal..."

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A Review of the Long-Term Viability of Municipal Solid Waste and the Impact It Has on People

"...The socioeconomic effects of improper waste disposal negatively affect society?s capacity to effectively manage resources, utilize the land, and safeguard public health..."

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