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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Washington Plant on Track to Treat Radioactive Waste in 2023

January 14, 2021

Via: Waste360

A plant in Washington State will begin processing 56 million gallons of radioactive waste in 2023. The plant will turn low-activity radioactive waste into glass and disposing of it safely, in a process called vitrification. The plant’s millions of gallons […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Hospitals’ Rocky Rollout of Covid Vaccine Sparks Questions of Fairness

January 13, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Last week, after finishing inoculations of some front-line hospital staff, Jupiter Medical Center was left with 40 doses of precious covid vaccine. So, officials offered shots to the South Florida hospital’s board of directors and their spouses over age 65. […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

NH Landfill Begins Accepting 23 Communities’ Food Scraps for Compost

January 13, 2021

Via: Waste360

Twenty-three Upper Valley communities in New Hampshire can now dispose food scraps at the Lebanon landfill as part of a new composting program, which is aimed at reducing waste and extending the landfill’s life span. For $15, residents can drop […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

China Proposes New Food Waste Law

January 12, 2021

Via: Waste360

Binge-eating videos in China – and around the world – is all the rage. In China, a new law has been proposed to stop food waste. Under the new law, anyone who posts videos online that promote overeating will face […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

One Ambulance Ride Leads to Another When Packed Hospitals Cannot Handle Non-Covid Patients

January 11, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Keely Connolly thought she would be safe once the ambulance arrived at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in Kansas. She was having difficulty breathing because she’d had to miss a kidney dialysis treatment a few days earlier for lack of child […]


Infrastructure, Public Works

Senate Considering $10B for Highway Removal

January 11, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Cities might soon get federal money to tear down inner-city highways that federal dollars built in the first place — and use that money to reinvest in communities of color that those highways destroyed. Shortly before the holiday recess, then-Senate […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Governor Newsom Proposes a Budget; Let the Negotiations Begin

January 11, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Governor Newsom released his proposed 2021-22 budget on Friday. Its size – $227 billion total – reflects unexpectedly high state tax revenues. The proposed budget is the start of a six-month conversation with the California legislature, which opens its 2021 […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

The vital role of microwave and millimeter wave for backhauling 5G traffic

January 8, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

5G is set to have a significant impact on backhaul networks in the coming years. From ABI Research’s own research on the top 30 markets, 5G mobile subscriptions are expected to grow by a 41.2% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Telecom execs, industry leaders react to chaos at the U.S. Capital

January 7, 2021

Via: Fierce Telecom News

While the nation looked on in horror as hundreds of pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capital on Wednesday, telecom execs and industry leaders took to Twitter. Dating back to 2016, telecommunications executives were bullish on President Donald Trump’s election as […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Two barriers to utility and customer savings with flexible loads and how regulators can help

January 6, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities’ ability to protect reliability in today’s rapid transition to variable, distributed generation faces two key barriers and regulators’ help is needed to overcome them. Advanced demand response (DR) can use the flexibility of customer-owned technologies to meet the balancing […]