Central America
Polish waste-processing firm rejects toxic shipment from El Salvador

A waste incineration plant in southern Poland has rejected a shipment of pesticide-tainted soil and runoff from El Salvador after residents staged protests over the impending delivery of waste linked to kidney disease. The deal was to have earned SARP Industries, a waste treatment and recycling plant in Dabrowa Gornicza, 88 million euros, or about $108 million, the Radio Poland website reported earlier. But residents of the struggling coal-mining town protested the import of the 69 tons of liquid and solid waste, fearing its incineration would contribute to already poor air quality, the Associated Press reported Monday. SARP managers and officials from the Polish Environment Ministry...