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Legislative Bid to Bar Nuclear Waste in Utah Fails
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune

A bid to block nuclear waste from being stored on the Skull Valley Indian Reservation failed late Thursday as senators objected to its inclusion in a sweeping defense bill.

L.A.'s Waste May Wind up in San Diego County if Proposal Goes Through
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Anne Riley-Katz, North County Times, Escondido, Calif.

Garbage from trash cans in Los Angeles could face a 100-mile commute to a North County landfill if the city accepts one of five waste-hauling proposals submitted this summer.

Japanese Cars Top Government's List of Most Fuel Efficient
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Dee-ann Durbin, Associated Press

Japanese vehicles dominate the government's annual list of vehicles with the best fuel economy, but Ford Motor Co. can claim the most fuel efficient pickup and sport utility vehicle.

Puerto Rico Water Authority Strike Blamed for Service Loss to 20,000 Customers
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Frank Griffiths, Associated Press

More than 20,000 customers did not have water Thursday because of a strike by water authority workers, while the FBI said that at least two criminal acts against water facilities have been brought to their attention, officials said.

Indonesia Police Submit Newmont Case to Prosecutors
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Karima Anjani, Reuters

A pollution case involving U.S. gold miner Newmont Mining Corp. has been passed to prosecutors, Indonesian police said on Thursday, which could lead to charges against company officials accused of dumping toxic waste.

Myanmar Leader Says More than Half of Country Is Forested, Despite Concerns About Deforestation
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Myanmar's prime minister said Thursday that forests cover more than half of the country and trees are being replaced faster than they are being cut down, despite concerns the country is suffering the fastest deforestation in Southeast Asia.

NYC Mayor to Announce New Plan to Ship Trash Out of City on Barges
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Associated Press

New York's trash, 11,000 tons a day, will be hauled out of state on barges under a 20-year plan being proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York Times reported Thursday.

U.S. Bomb-Grade Plutonium Convoy to Cross France
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Jacky Naegelen, Reuters

A heavily guarded convoy of vehicles believed to be transporting U.S. weapons-grade plutonium left a plant in northern France on Thursday for a recycling factory 1,000 km (660 miles) southeast.

Three Emerging Technologies Could Help Improve Water Conservation
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Tamara Chuang, The Orange County Register, Calif.

The sprinklers at John Koeller's Yorba Linda home seem to have a life of their own.

Oil Costs Will Affect All
October 8, 2004 12:00 AM - Brent Hopkins, Daily News, Los Angeles

Oil prices topped $53 a barrel Thursday, an abstract figure that will trickle down to nearly everything consumers use — from fresh food to a warm home to gifts for the upcoming holidays.

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