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Pharmaceutical drugs

Pharmaceutical Waste Management: Flush, Take-Back Laws or Something Else?

How to best manage pharmaceutical waste has become a hot-button issue. In September the EPA proposed new Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals, which sets regulations on how healthcare facilities, including retail stores and pharmacies, manage and dispose of pharmaceutical waste. The EPA says its proposal would protect waterways, including … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Carbon Standards Inquiry, Water Rights Act, Duke Coal Ash

The House Energy and Commerce Committee announced an investigation into the EPA’s carbon limits on new coal-fired power plants. Republicans on the committee asked Gina McCarthy for information, particularly on how the agency approached the issue of carbon capture technology, The Hill reports. The Waterkeeper Alliance says it has photos showing that Duke … Read more »

Duke Disputes Toxins Level

Duke Energy and an environmental group are reporting conflicting data about the levels of toxins detected in a North Carolina river following a massive spill of coal ash the Washington Post reports. On Sunday, North Carolina’s environmental agency says it was wrong to declare the arsenic levels in the river safe … Read more »