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2012-05-15 06:23:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded a $449,182 grant to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to identify illegal dumpsites in Pennsylvania, spread awareness of improper waste disposal and promote environmental stewardship. "Pennsylvania is on the path to a cleaner future and this grant is a tool to achieve that goal," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "The growing problem of illegal dumping harms our state...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

By MARY MARAGHY Someone in Middleburg is making homemade diesel fuel, evidenced by six 55-gallon drums filled with vegetable oil residue and a homemade PVC pipe filtration system found in a construction site dumpster. Making biodiesel is not illegal, or unusual, said deputies from Clay County's environmental crimes unit, adding that there are recipes online that recommend using discarded oil from fast-food joints. However, in this case, the drums were dumped in another person's leased...

2008-08-14 09:00:39

By KELLEY PRICE LANDFILL tax rises show no signs of slowing and Teesside firms are feeling the pinch. But a growing number of environmental projects are striking gold on the back of the Government's first green tax on dumping waste. Every year a small fortune is given away to projects designed to improve those communities living with landfill sites on their doorsteps, under the Landfill Tax Credits scheme. The tax, which hit in 1996, was an attempt to encourage businesses to find...