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    A federal grand jury has indicted the operator of Oahu's only landfill on charges related to its spilling of sewage and medical waste into the ocean during heavy rains several years ago.

  • FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014 file photo, a young boy is taken on a stretcher from Cortland Elementary School in Cortland, Ill., after noxious gases released from the nearby landfill got caught in the school's ventilation system making dozens of students and teachers nauseous. None of the injuries or illnesses were life threatening. A DeKalb County judge has ordered Waste Management of Illinois, Inc., to take precautions to ensure that it doesn't happen again. (AP Photo/Daily Chronicle, Rob Winner)  MANDATORY CREDIT

    Landfill ordered to take steps to prevent leaks

    A court ordered a northern Illinois landfill where strong-smelling gases leaked and blew to a nearby school to take steps to ensure similar leaks don't happen again, the state attorney general's office announced Friday.

  • Frustration piles up after trash hauler closes

    Customers of Tippecanoe Waste Removal are searching for new trash service in the wake of the company's apparent decision to go out of business, and it hasn't been easy.

  • Illustration Natural Gas by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    PYLE: Adding fuel to Capitol Hill fire

    Businessman T. Boone Pickens and other proponents of energy subsidies claim Congress must subsidize the conversion of trucks to natural gas in order for companies to convert from petroleum-based fuels to less expensive natural gas.

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