A publication of Work On Waste USA, Inc., 82 Judson, Canton, NY 13617 315-379-9200 February 21, 1991

“The International Trade in Wastes”
5th Edition, 1990. Publisher: Greenpeace.
Available for $20 from Greenpeace Int’l Waste Trade Project
1436 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009.

Annual subscription to Greenpeace Waste Trade Update, $US 10 (address above).

Below is an index, continued from Waste Not # 138, prepared by Waste Not of some American companies and individuals mentioned in The International Trade in Wastes.

(MSW = municipal solid waste)

US Firms/Individuals Cited Pg.# State Scheme Status

Penberthy Electromelt (Seattle) 297 WA Receives pentachlorophenol contaminated Active wastes from Vancouver for incineration.

Penton, Ralph 50 Vice-Pres. of Micronesian Marine Development, (Micromar).

Pigott, George 44 Board Member, Admiralty Pacific

Potts Industries 130,151 CA Together with Teixeria Farms, planned a haz. Rejected waste incin. in Belize and Guyana, 1987-88.

Price, Morgan (Hialeah) 155 FL Broker for dumping radioactive cardboard in Actual Honduras.

Quanex 105 TX PCB waste to Mexico, South Africa, and the Actual

Dominican Republic in 1980.

Rane, Eugene 108 Initiated Columbia Materials Exchange Corp. Rejected offer to Sudan of MSW incinerator ash in 1988.

Raremin Co. (San Jose) 92,232 CA MSW to nuke waste to Namibia & Poland, 1990 Rejected

RDI Energy Technologies (Seattle) 196 WA Tire incinerator for Tonga Unclear

Recycled Energy (L.A.) 189 CA L.A. sewer sludge to the Philippines Abandoned

Rogers, Kenny 128 Pop music star “actively lobbied the Bahamian government” for Finn Moller’s scheme to build a haz. waste incinerator.

Roldiva Corp. (Pittsburgh) 101,136 PA Helped form Nedlog Technology in 1977 which Rejected tried to ship haz. waste to Chile & Sierra Leone.

Rose, Florence 44 Treasurer , Admiralty Pacific.

SCI 112 OH Exported toxic chlorinated wastes to a Actual a Zimbabwe abandoned mine shaft in 1984.

Scoot Corp. 167 NY(?) Offered NYC garbage to Paraguay in 1989. Unclear

Sigma 112 OH Exported toxic chlorinated wastes to Actual a Zimbabwe abandoned mine shaft in 1984.

Small, Dennis (Seattle) 196 WA Director of RDI Energy Technologies Inc, 1990.

Steward Environmental Systems.Co. 153 Tried to buy 44,460 acres in Haiti to dump Rejected U.S. wastes in 1982.

Summit Cement & Dev. Corp. 127 Haz. waste incinerator in Bahamas in 1989. Rejected

Teodoro, William 142 NY An official with Franklin Energy Resources.

Terra Int’l Services, Inc. (Miami) 145 FL Liquid chem. waste to El Salvador in 1990. Unclear

Texas Alley Bank 66 TX Co-finance export indus. waste to Angola,1988. Refused

Teixeira Farms 130,151 CA Together with Potts industries planned a Rejected haz. waste incin. in Belize and Guyana,1987-88.

Thompson, Jim (Seattle) 43-59 WA President of Admiralty Pacific

U.S. Firms/Individuals Cited Pg.# State Scheme Status

U.S. Army 183 Ship aging chemical weapons to incinerate in Active the Pacific Johnston Atoll. A $3.1 billion, 9-year program to begin 1990.

U.S. Casualty Agency (insurance co) 66 Co-Finance export indus. waste to Angola,1988. Refused

Wadud, Shamsher 177 NYC President, Global Industrial Complex.

Waste Central Inc. (Philadelphia) 163 PA Construct a 70-mile island reef of US MSW,1988 Rejected

Waste Conversion (Denver) 196 CO Build tire incinerator for Tonga, 1990. Unclear

Winsor, Curtin Jr. 48-49 Former US ambassador to Costa Rica (1983-

85). Board of Dir. of Admiralty Pacific.

Winter, Ernst F. 44 Board Member, Admiralty Pacific

Wolfe, James 101,137 CO President of Nedlog Technology and Pacific Rejected

Chemicals Engineering. Schemes to import haz. waste to Chile (1989) & Sierra Leone (1980)

Chemicals Engineering.

World Resources Recovery & 195-196 CA Same as Omega Recovery Services. Incin. Suspended

Cogeneration scheme for haz. & MSW in Tonga, 1988.

W.T. Associated 144 U.S. MSW to Dominican Republic in 1989. Rejected

Zeff, A. Robert 82 MI Formed Lindaco Ltd. in 1988. “A Detroit lawyer with a background in oil and gambling...”

UNITED STATES NATIONAL POLICY: “Current U.S. law regarding hazardous waste exports simply requires the approval of the government of the importing country prior to any export of hazardous waste. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has no authority to prohibit or even critically review a proposed waste export scheme, even if the plan threatens the populations and environment of the recipient country...Presently, there is no federal government monitoring mechanism concerning the export of waste not classified as hazardous, regardless of the potential risks associated with the waste. Under U.S. law, non-hazardous wastes include household refuse, incinerator ash, some waste oils, uranium mining tailing wastes, and other wastes that damage human health and the environment. Anyone who can get a boat, train or truck may export sewage sludge, municipal garbage, or incinerator ash without even notifying the EPA. Currently, only about 1-3% of all U.S. waste is shipped abroad, but the number of applications to export hazardous waste has more than doubled in the last three years...about 90% of the waste exported from the U.S. is sent to Canada for disposal...” (Pgs 286-2294).

BATTELE LABS. OF OHIO AND HANFORD’S WASTE TRADE TO WEST GERMANY. “The U.S. government planned to ship more than nine and a half tons of high-level radioactive wastes to West Germany beginning in late 1989... (Under) a ‘joint research effort,’ waste trade brokers Edlow International was to ship high-level wastes from the heavily polluted Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the state of Washington to the Asse Salt Mine in West Germany. The wastes are encased in glass. The U.S. government planned to begin the shipments following the drafting of an environmental impact assessment by Battelle research laboratory -- the same company that encased the radioactive wastes in glass...rumored to be exported some time in early 1991.” (pgs 295-296).

US-CANADA IMPORTS: “Each year, Canada exports 50,000 tons of waste to the U.S., while importing 160,000 tons of U.S. waste...The U.S. EPA estimates that approximately 90% of the wastes exported from the U.S. are disposed of in Canada, primarily in an incinerator in Ontario and a landfill near Montreal, Quebec. Similarly, Canadian wastes account for virtually all of the wastes imported by the U.S.” Stablex in Blainville, Quebec, is the world’s largest importer of U.S. toxic wastes. Greenpeace lists hundreds of U.S. companies exporting waste to Canada (pages 273-280).

Greenpeace’s inventory presents information on every country: their national policy on waste trade and waste import schemes. In a “Summary of Waste Imports to the U.K.” in 1989, we learn that the U.K. “is well established as one of the major dumping grounds for the world’s wastes. The private waste industry has friends at the highest level of government in the U.K.: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s husband, Dennis Thatcher, is on the board of Attwoods, the largest waste disposal company in the U.K...”(page 351).

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