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Jason Momoa shaves signature beard to promote recycling

Apr. 18, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Aquaman" is clean-shaven. Actor Jason Momoa on Wednesday released a video in which he shaved off his signature beard and mustache in order to promote recycling. He started by saying farewell to his "Game of Thrones" and DC characters Drogo and Arthur Curry. Momoa said he thought he last...

Italian shipping firm fined $4M in US waste oil dumping case

Apr. 17, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

An Italian shipping company admitted in the U.S. to dumping oily waste and other pollutants at sea rather than paying to dispose of them properly, and will pay a $4 million fine. U.S. authorities in New Jersey say d'Amico Shipping Italia S.p.A. pleaded guilty Wednesday in Newark to violating the Act to Prevent...

Goldman Sachs and Mattel slip, Waste Management gains ground

Apr. 15, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday: Electronics For Imaging Inc., up $8.60 to $38 The digital printing company is being bought by private equity firm Siris Capital Group LLC for about $1.7 billion. Alliance Data Systems Corp., down $16.89 to $164.04 Publicis Groupe...

Waste Management pays $3 billion for Advanced Disposal

Apr. 15, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Waste Management is pushing into the eastern U.S. by paying $3 billion for its smaller rival, Advanced Disposal Services. The country's largest collector of trash and recycling said Monday that it will pay $33.15 per share for Advanced Disposal, a 22 percent premium for the stock. It is...

Judge threatens to stop Carnival ships from docking in US

Apr. 11, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has threatened to temporarily block Carnival Corp. from docking cruise ships at ports in the United States as punishment for a possible probation violation. The Miami Herald reports U.S. District Judge Patricia Seitz said Wednesday that she'll make a decision in June, and she...

Japan lifts evacuation in parts of Fukushima plant hometown

Apr. 9, 2019 11:26 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan partially lifted an evacuation order in one of the two hometowns of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant on Wednesday for the first time since the 2011 disaster. Decontamination efforts have lowered radiation levels significantly in the area about 7 kilometers (4 miles) southwest...

Trump officials blamed for slowing down nuke site cleanup

Apr. 6, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The slow pace of cleaning up the nation's largest cache of radioactive waste left over from the production of nuclear weapons is frustrating Washington state officials from both major political parties, who blame the Trump administration for not doing more. The U.S. Department of...

Auditors criticize Ministry of Defense on sub disposal

Apr. 3, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's National Audit Office has sharply criticized the Ministry of Defense for failing to properly dispose of its obsolete nuclear-powered submarines. The watchdog says the ministry has not disposed of any of the 20 vessels decommissioned since 1980. Underlining the long-term nature of...

EPA: No known toxic releases at flooded Superfund sites

Mar. 28, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

MEAD, Neb. (AP) — Flooding in the Midwest temporarily cut off a Superfund site in Nebraska that stores radioactive waste and explosives, inundated another one storing toxic chemical waste in Missouri, and limited access to others, according to federal regulators. The Environmental Protection Agency on...

Perry defends plan for Nevada nuclear-waste storage site

Mar. 26, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday defended the Trump administration's plans to collect and store nuclear waste from around the country in a site northwest of Las Vegas, saying the current system of scattered storage sites in dozens of states was unacceptable. Perry held up a map at a...