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From [email protected] Mon Feb  3 20:51:59 1997 Path: news.isc.org!bounce-back From: Wolfgang Bujatti <[email protected]> Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,sci.environment,sci.bio.ecology,talk.environment,misc.legal,alt.politics.greens,bionet.toxicology,uk.environment,de.soc.umwelt Subject: RFD: sci.environment.waste Followup-To: news.groups Message-ID: <[email protected]> Organization: . Approved: [email protected] Archive-Name: sci.environment.waste Date: Mon, 03 Feb 1997 22:37:34 GMT Lines: 152 Xref: news.isc.org news.announce.newgroups:9                       REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION (RFD)                unmoderated group sci.environment.waste  This is a formal Request For Discussion (RFD) for the creation of a world-wide unmoderated Usenet group sci.environment.waste. This is not a Call for Votes (CFV); you cannot vote at this time. Procedural details are below.  Newsgroups line: sci.environment.waste	Conditioning, recycling, and impact of wastes.  RATIONALE: sci.environment.waste  The increasing quantity and the hazards of human wastes evolved to a very serious environmental problem. They can impair the general well- being of man, animals, vegetation, their basis of existence or their natural environment. Keywords: fractioning of wastes, dumping sites, hazard potential for subsequent generations, recycling, conditioing to inert them, combustion plants  Waste-related discussions are currently taking place on environmental newsgroups - particularly on sci.environment - but as this topic needs an integrated approch by environmentalists, biologists, ecologists, chemists, technicians and lawyers the Usenet community would be better served by a more specific forum. Moreover it would ease the traffic at sci.environment (about 30 postings a day).  This newsgroup is proposed to provide a forum for scientific discussion on the one hand by people who are distressed by the negative effects which their wastes can take on our natural environment (soil, water, air and the seas) and on the other hand by people involved in collecting, fractioning, conditioning, recycling or dumping wastes.  This unmoderated group is not being created as sci.bio.ecology.waste or misc.legal.waste as it is intended for the integrated discussion of all waste-related topics, not only a specific biological ar legal talk.  I've chosen the label waste instead of a more specific description (such as recycling or dumping) since this is the usual description for departements of administrations, non governmental organisations and enterprises.  CHARTER: sci.environment.waste  An unmoderated newsgroup which would provide a world wide forum for a serious discussion by people involved with collecting, fractioning, dumping, conditioning and recycling wastes or people which treat them, so that they can reused for a different purpose, as well as by people, who are cronfronted with the dangers of wastes in everyday life.  To assist governments, NGOs, environmentalists and scientists in the acquisition of waste-related information as well as an informative arena on the many different world wide techniques of conditioning, recycling and reusing wastes.  Specific topics may include but are not limited to:  + the many different types of wastes and their effection on the ecosystems in the soil, the rivers, the atmosphere and the seas and oceans + dumping (nowadays or in the past) of toxic wastes in landfill sites + sealing and watertighten of landfill sites and underground dumping sites + different world-wide skills and techniques of conditioning, recycling and reusing wastes + environmental impact of waste treating plants and landfill sites + pros and cons of waste combustion and the rank of its spent air + energy production as thermal recycling of wastes + specific problems of transport of hazardous wastes and waste oils + the effection of "waste-loss" on the seas and oceans + pacticable collection systems + wastewater use, compostable materials + reuse of tyres, waste-paper, packings, etc. + hazards of waste batteries, neon tubes, refrigerator-liquid, synthetic products, etc.  Binaries are only allowed by adding format or extension in the subject line. Messages that advertise products not related to waste management or waste effects are banned. On-topic advertising is limited to once per week.  Discussions about saving the nature without context to wastes, particularly the talk about energy-production, should better take place on sci.environment, sci.bio.conservation or sci.energy and scientific discussions about topics which also apply to other things than wastes would be better discussed on the other scientific groups or the bionet environment.  The general "netiquette" FAQs posted in news.announce.newusers and news.answers apply to the proposed group.  END CHARTER.  PROCEDURE:  This is a request for discussion, not a call for votes. In this phase of the process, any potential problems with the proposed newsgroup should be raised and resolved. The discussion period will continue for a minimum of 21 days (starting from when the first RFD for this proposal is posted to news.announce.newgroups), after which a Call For Votes (CFV) will be posted by a neutral vote taker. Please do not attempt to vote until this happens.  All discussion of this proposal should be posted to news.groups.  This RFD attempts to comply fully with the Usenet newsgroup creation guidelines outlined in "How to Create a New Usenet Newsgroup" and "How to Format and Submit a New Group Proposal". Please refer to these documents (available in news.announce.newgroups) if you have any questions about the process.  DISTRIBUTION:  This RFD has been posted to the following newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,sci.environment,sci.bio.conservat ion,sci.bio.ecology,talk.environment,misc.legal,alt.politics.greens,b ionet.toxicology,uk.environment,de.soc.umwelt   news.announce.newgroups (moderated),   news.groups (moderated),   sci.environment,   sci.bio.conservation,   sci.bio.ecology,   talk.environment,   misc.legal,   alt.politics.greens,   bionet.toxicology,   uk.environment,   de.soc.umwelt  and the following mailing lists:    [email protected] (Drug, pesticide or harzardous waste toxicology; effects of toxins on man or the environment)   Subscribe via: [email protected], and put in the body                 SUB ToxList firstname lastname,    [email protected] (Groundwater topics.)   Subscribe via: [email protected], and put in the body                 subscribe GROUNDWATER,    [email protected] (Interdisciplinary discussion; main focus on ecology and the biosphere)   Subscribe via: [email protected] , and put in the body                 SUBSCRIBE BIOSPH-L firstname lastname,    [email protected] (Queries to Infoterra network and requesting infos from UNEP; subscribers are encouraged to respond to queries as well)   Subscribe via: [email protected], and put in the body                 subscribe Infoterra [email protected]  - Proponent: Wolfgang Bujatti <[email protected]> Mentor: Jonathan Grobe <[email protected]>  From [email protected] Wed Mar  5 13:30:19 1997 Path: news.isc.org!bounce-back From: Jani Patokallio <[email protected]> Reply-To: [email protected] Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,misc.legal,sci.bio.ecology,sci.engr.chem,sci.environment,talk.environment Subject: CFV: sci.environment.waste Followup-To: poster Message-ID: <[email protected]> Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers Approved: [email protected] Expires: 27 Mar 1997 00:00:00 GMT Archive-Name: sci.environment.waste Date: Wed, 05 Mar 1997 21:21:59 GMT Lines: 240 Xref: news.isc.org news.announce.newgroups:139                       FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)                unmoderated group sci.environment.waste  Newsgroups line: sci.environment.waste	Impact of Wastes and Waste Management Methods.  Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 26 Mar 1997.  This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions about the proposed group should be directed to the proponent.  Proponent: Wolfgang Bujatti <[email protected]> Mentor: Jonathan Grobe <[email protected]> Votetaker: Jani Patokallio <[email protected]>  RATIONALE: sci.environment.waste  Keywords: waste management, hazardous waste, garbage, refuse, industrial waste, municipal solid waste, domestic refuse, source reduction, collecting and fractioning of wastes, waste processing, reuse, recycling, incineration, waste treatment, conditioning to inert them, waste disposal, composting, hazard potential for subsequent generations, greenhouse gases  The increasing quantity and the hazards of wastes evolved to a very serious environmental problem. They can impair the general well- being of man, animals, vegetation, their basis of existence or their natural environment.  Waste-related discussions are currently taking place on environmental newsgroups - particularly on sci.environment - but as this topic needs an integrated approch by environmentalists, biologists, ecologists, chemists, technicians and lawyers the Usenet community would be better served by a more specific forum. Moreover it would ease the traffic at sci.environment (about 30 postings a day).  This newsgroup is proposed to provide a forum for scientific discussion on the one hand by people who are interested in the effects which their wastes can take on our natural environment (soil, water, air and the seas) and on the other hand by people involved in collecting, fractioning, processing, treating, recycling or dumping wastes or other waste management methods.  This group is proposed as unmoderated group. A moderation should be the last precaution against off-topic posts, spam, or repetitive flaming (attacks). As this newsgroup has the aim to bring together very differnent groups of people it wouldn't be easy for a moderator to filter the postings to serve all. Sci.environment is an unmoderated group too.  This group is not being created as sci.bio.ecology.waste, sci.engr.environment.waste or misc.legal.waste as it is intended to maintain a scientifically and factually based focus of all waste-related topics rather than a primarily opinion based focus nor an only specific biological, technical or legal talk.  I've chosen the label waste instead of a more specific description (such as recycling or dumping) since this is the usual description for departements of administrations, non governmental organisations and enterprises.  CHARTER: sci.environment.waste  An unmoderated newsgroup which would provide a world wide forum for a serious discussion by people who try to reduce wastes, which are involved with collecting, fractioning, processing, treating, recycling or dumping wastes or with other waste management methods or people which treat them, so that they can reused for a different purpose, as well as by people, who are cronfronted with the dangers of wastes in everyday life.  To assist governments, NGOs, environmentalists and scientists in the acquisition of scientific and legal waste-related information as well as an informative arena on the many different world wide techniques of conditioning, recycling and reusing wastes.  Specific topics may include but are not limited to:  + the many different types of wastes and their effection on the   ecosystems in the soil, the rivers, the atmosphere and the seas and oceans + industrial and municipal solid waste (domestic refuse) + dumping (nowadays or in the past) of toxic wastes in landfill sites + sealing and watertighten of landfill sites and underground dumping sites + different world-wide skills and techniques of waste reduction in the   production-process, of processing, treating, recycling and reusing wastes   and other waste management methods + environmental impact of waste treating plants and landfill sites + pros and cons of waste incineration and the rank of its spent air + waste-to-energy + specific problems of transport of hazardous wastes on land, air and sea + pacticable collection systems + wastewater and sludges use, composting + reuse of tyres, waste-paper, packings, etc. + hazards of waste batteries, neon tubes, refrigerator-liquid, synthetics, etc. + greenhouse gases  The following types of posts are strictly PROHIBITED in this newsgroup:  * Material and advertisments unrelated to conditioning, recycling, and   impact of wastes (off-topic) * Spam (defined as articles posted to more than 5 newsgroups) * Make-money-fast or other chain or fraudulent schemes * Forged posts (anonymous posts are allowed) * Personal insults or repetitive flaming (attacks)  The use of e-mail addresses from articles posted to this group for the purpose of sending junk (mass unsolicited) e-mail or for compiling a list so that others may do so is specifically PROHIBITED.  Binaries are only allowed by adding format or extension in the subject line. On-topic advertising and employment (help and/or position wanted) noticesis are limited to once per week. Please send such post only on fridays.  Discussions about saving the nature without context to wastes should better take place on sci.environment or sci.bio.conservation, and the talk about energy-production (with the only exception of waste-to-energy discussion) and production techniques (with the only exception of waste reduction in the production-process) should better take place on sci.energy or on the sci.engr hierarchy.  The general "netiquette" FAQs posted in news.announce.newusers and news.answers apply to the proposed group. Participants are encouraged to use descriptive Subjects (e.g., "Burning PCBs" rather than just "Help" or "Question").  In the absence of moderation, prohibitions can, of course, only be enforced by the collective will of the group and/or by after-the-fact complaints to the offender's service provider.  END CHARTER.  HOW TO VOTE:  Follow these instructions *exactly*!  Votes are counted by computer. You should send E-MAIL (posts to a newsgroup are invalid) to:      [email protected]  Please do not assume that just replying to this message will work. Check the address before you mail your vote.  Your mail message should contain one and only one of the following vote statements:      I vote YES on sci.environment.waste     I vote NO on sci.environment.waste      Voter name:  If your mail software does not indicate your real name (for example, AOL and Delphi do not), include _exactly_ the statement above on a _separate_ line and add your name after the colon.  Having your name in your signature line is NOT enough!  Do NOT join the lines together or remove the words "Voter name"!  You may also vote ABSTAIN (which does exactly that) or CANCEL (which removes any earlier votes).  ABSTAIN does not affect the final vote count in any way but is listed, whereas CANCEL is not.  IMPORTANT VOTING PROCEDURE NOTES:  Standard Guidelines for voting apply.  One person, one vote.  Votes must be mailed directly from the voter to the votetaker.  Anonymous, forwarded or proxy votes are not valid.  Votes mailed by WWW/HTML/CGI forms are considered to be anonymous votes.  Vote counting is automated.  Failure to follow these directions may mean that your vote does not get counted.  If you do not receive an acknowledgment of your vote within three days contact the votetaker about the problem.  It's your responsibility to make sure your vote is registered correctly.  Duplicate votes are resolved in favor of the most recent valid vote.  Addresses and votes of all voters will be published in the final voting results post.  The purpose of a Usenet vote is to determine the genuine interest of persons who would read a proposed newsgroup.  Soliciting votes from disinterested parties defeats this purpose.  Please do not distribute this CFV.  If you must, direct people to the official CFV as posted to news.announce.newgroups.  Distributing pre-marked or otherwise edited copies of this CFV is generally considered to be vote fraud. When in doubt, ask the votetaker.  DISTRIBUTION:  In addition to the groups named in the Newsgroups: header, the CFV and the eventual RESULT posts will be mailed to these mailing lists:  Mailing list name: waste Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: WASTENET Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: SOIL-CHEM Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: GROUNDWATER Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: awma Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: nuc_center Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: toxic_waste Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: wastewater-modelling Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: wsponds Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: EIA Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: Infoterra Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Pointers directing readers to this CFV will be posted in these groups:  alt.politics.greens bionet.toxicology de.soc.umwelt uk.environment  This CFV was created with uvpq 1.0beta (Feb 23 1997). PQ datestamp: 970122  --  Voting address    : [email protected] Voting information: http://www.hut.fi/~jpatokal/uvv/  From [email protected] Sat Mar 15 15:45:18 1997 Path: news.isc.org!bounce-back From: Jani Patokallio <[email protected]> Reply-To: [email protected] Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,misc.legal,sci.bio.conservation,sci.bio.ecology,sci.engr.chem,sci.environment,talk.environment Subject: 2nd CFV: sci.environment.waste Followup-To: poster Message-ID: <[email protected]> Supersedes: <[email protected]> Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers Approved: [email protected] Expires: 27 Mar 1997 00:00:00 GMT Archive-Name: sci.environment.waste Date: Sat, 15 Mar 1997 23:33:14 GMT Lines: 240 Xref: news.isc.org news.announce.newgroups:175                        LAST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)                unmoderated group sci.environment.waste  Newsgroups line: sci.environment.waste	Impact of Wastes and Waste Management Methods.  Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 26 Mar 1997.  This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions about the proposed group should be directed to the proponent.  Proponent: Wolfgang Bujatti <[email protected]> Mentor: Jonathan Grobe <[email protected]> Votetaker: Jani Patokallio <[email protected]>  RATIONALE: sci.environment.waste  Keywords: waste management, hazardous waste, garbage, refuse, industrial waste, municipal solid waste, domestic refuse, source reduction, collecting and fractioning of wastes, waste processing, reuse, recycling, incineration, waste treatment, conditioning to inert them, waste disposal, composting, hazard potential for subsequent generations, greenhouse gases  The increasing quantity and the hazards of wastes evolved to a very serious environmental problem. They can impair the general well- being of man, animals, vegetation, their basis of existence or their natural environment.  Waste-related discussions are currently taking place on environmental newsgroups - particularly on sci.environment - but as this topic needs an integrated approch by environmentalists, biologists, ecologists, chemists, technicians and lawyers the Usenet community would be better served by a more specific forum. Moreover it would ease the traffic at sci.environment (about 30 postings a day).  This newsgroup is proposed to provide a forum for scientific discussion on the one hand by people who are interested in the effects which their wastes can take on our natural environment (soil, water, air and the seas) and on the other hand by people involved in collecting, fractioning, processing, treating, recycling or dumping wastes or other waste management methods.  This group is proposed as unmoderated group. A moderation should be the last precaution against off-topic posts, spam, or repetitive flaming (attacks). As this newsgroup has the aim to bring together very differnent groups of people it wouldn't be easy for a moderator to filter the postings to serve all. Sci.environment is an unmoderated group too.  This group is not being created as sci.bio.ecology.waste, sci.engr.environment.waste or misc.legal.waste as it is intended to maintain a scientifically and factually based focus of all waste-related topics rather than a primarily opinion based focus nor an only specific biological, technical or legal talk.  I've chosen the label waste instead of a more specific description (such as recycling or dumping) since this is the usual description for departements of administrations, non governmental organisations and enterprises.  CHARTER: sci.environment.waste  An unmoderated newsgroup which would provide a world wide forum for a serious discussion by people who try to reduce wastes, which are involved with collecting, fractioning, processing, treating, recycling or dumping wastes or with other waste management methods or people which treat them, so that they can reused for a different purpose, as well as by people, who are cronfronted with the dangers of wastes in everyday life.  To assist governments, NGOs, environmentalists and scientists in the acquisition of scientific and legal waste-related information as well as an informative arena on the many different world wide techniques of conditioning, recycling and reusing wastes.  Specific topics may include but are not limited to:  + the many different types of wastes and their effection on the   ecosystems in the soil, the rivers, the atmosphere and the seas and oceans + industrial and municipal solid waste (domestic refuse) + dumping (nowadays or in the past) of toxic wastes in landfill sites + sealing and watertighten of landfill sites and underground dumping sites + different world-wide skills and techniques of waste reduction in the   production-process, of processing, treating, recycling and reusing wastes   and other waste management methods + environmental impact of waste treating plants and landfill sites + pros and cons of waste incineration and the rank of its spent air + waste-to-energy + specific problems of transport of hazardous wastes on land, air and sea + pacticable collection systems + wastewater and sludges use, composting + reuse of tyres, waste-paper, packings, etc. + hazards of waste batteries, neon tubes, refrigerator-liquid, synthetics, etc. + greenhouse gases  The following types of posts are strictly PROHIBITED in this newsgroup:  * Material and advertisments unrelated to conditioning, recycling, and   impact of wastes (off-topic) * Spam (defined as articles posted to more than 5 newsgroups) * Make-money-fast or other chain or fraudulent schemes * Forged posts (anonymous posts are allowed) * Personal insults or repetitive flaming (attacks)  The use of e-mail addresses from articles posted to this group for the purpose of sending junk (mass unsolicited) e-mail or for compiling a list so that others may do so is specifically PROHIBITED.  Binaries are only allowed by adding format or extension in the subject line. On-topic advertising and employment (help and/or position wanted) noticesis are limited to once per week. Please send such post only on fridays.  Discussions about saving the nature without context to wastes should better take place on sci.environment or sci.bio.conservation, and the talk about energy-production (with the only exception of waste-to-energy discussion) and production techniques (with the only exception of waste reduction in the production-process) should better take place on sci.energy or on the sci.engr hierarchy.  The general "netiquette" FAQs posted in news.announce.newusers and news.answers apply to the proposed group. Participants are encouraged to use descriptive Subjects (e.g., "Burning PCBs" rather than just "Help" or "Question").  In the absence of moderation, prohibitions can, of course, only be enforced by the collective will of the group and/or by after-the-fact complaints to the offender's service provider.  END CHARTER.  HOW TO VOTE:  Follow these instructions *exactly*!  Votes are counted by computer. You should send E-MAIL (posts to a newsgroup are invalid) to:      [email protected]  Please do not assume that just replying to this message will work. Check the address before you mail your vote.  Your mail message should contain one and only one of the following vote statements:      I vote YES on sci.environment.waste     I vote NO on sci.environment.waste      Voter name:  If your mail software does not indicate your real name (for example, AOL and Delphi do not), include _exactly_ the statement above on a _separate_ line and add your name after the colon.  Having your name in your signature line is NOT enough!  Do NOT join the lines together or remove the words "Voter name"!  You may also vote ABSTAIN (which does exactly that) or CANCEL (which removes any earlier votes).  ABSTAIN does not affect the final vote count in any way but is listed, whereas CANCEL is not.  IMPORTANT VOTING PROCEDURE NOTES:  Standard Guidelines for voting apply.  One person, one vote.  Votes must be mailed directly from the voter to the votetaker.  Anonymous, forwarded or proxy votes are not valid.  Votes mailed by WWW/HTML/CGI forms are considered to be anonymous votes.  Vote counting is automated.  Failure to follow these directions may mean that your vote does not get counted.  If you do not receive an acknowledgment of your vote within three days contact the votetaker about the problem.  It's your responsibility to make sure your vote is registered correctly.  Duplicate votes are resolved in favor of the most recent valid vote.  Addresses and votes of all voters will be published in the final voting results post.  The purpose of a Usenet vote is to determine the genuine interest of persons who would read a proposed newsgroup.  Soliciting votes from disinterested parties defeats this purpose.  Please do not distribute this CFV.  If you must, direct people to the official CFV as posted to news.announce.newgroups.  Distributing pre-marked or otherwise edited copies of this CFV is generally considered to be vote fraud. When in doubt, ask the votetaker.  DISTRIBUTION:  In addition to the groups named in the Newsgroups: header, the CFV and the eventual RESULT posts will be mailed to these mailing lists:  Mailing list name: waste Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: WASTENET Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: SOIL-CHEM Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: GROUNDWATER Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: awma Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: nuc_center Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: toxic_waste Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: wastewater-modelling Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: wsponds Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: EIA Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Mailing list name: Infoterra Submission address: [email protected] Request address (optional): [email protected]  Pointers directing readers to this CFV will be posted in these groups:  alt.politics.greens bionet.toxicology de.soc.umwelt uk.environment  This CFV was created with uvpq 1.0beta (Feb 23 1997). PQ datestamp: 970122  --  Voting address    : [email protected] Voting information: http://www.hut.fi/~jpatokal/uvv/  From [email protected] Thu Mar 27 07:45:43 1997 Path: news.isc.org!bounce-back From: Jani Patokallio <[email protected]> Reply-To: [email protected] Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups,news.groups,misc.legal,sci.bio.conservation,sci.bio.ecology,sci.engr.chem,sci.environment,talk.environment Subject: RESULT: sci.environment.waste passes 389:27 Followup-To: news.groups Message-ID: <[email protected]> Supersedes: <[email protected]> Organization: Usenet Volunteer Votetakers Approved: [email protected] Archive-Name: sci.environment.waste Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 15:42:05 GMT Lines: 635 Xref: news.isc.org news.announce.newgroups:230                                  RESULT         unmoderated group sci.environment.waste passes 389:27  There were 389 YES votes and 27 NO votes, for a total of 416 valid votes. There was 1 abstain and 3 invalid ballots.  For group passage, YES votes must be at least 2/3 of all valid (YES and NO) votes.   There also must be at least 100 more YES votes than NO votes.  There is a five day discussion period after these results are posted.  If no serious allegations of voting irregularities are raised, the moderator of news.announce.newgroups will create the group shortly thereafter.  Newsgroups line: sci.environment.waste	Impact of Wastes and Waste Management Methods.  The voting period closed at 23:59:59 UTC, 26 Mar 1997.  This vote was conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions about the proposed group should be directed to the proponent.  Proponent: Wolfgang Bujatti <[email protected]> Mentor: Jonathan Grobe <[email protected]> Votetaker: Jani Patokallio <[email protected]>  RATIONALE: sci.environment.waste  Keywords: waste management, hazardous waste, garbage, refuse, industrial waste, municipal solid waste, domestic refuse, source reduction, collecting and fractioning of wastes, waste processing, reuse, recycling, incineration, waste treatment, conditioning to inert them, waste disposal, composting, hazard potential for subsequent generations, greenhouse gases  The increasing quantity and the hazards of wastes evolved to a very serious environmental problem. They can impair the general well- being of man, animals, vegetation, their basis of existence or their natural environment.  Waste-related discussions are currently taking place on environmental newsgroups - particularly on sci.environment - but as this topic needs an integrated approch by environmentalists, biologists, ecologists, chemists, technicians and lawyers the Usenet community would be better served by a more specific forum. Moreover it would ease the traffic at sci.environment (about 30 postings a day).  This newsgroup is proposed to provide a forum for scientific discussion on the one hand by people who are interested in the effects which their wastes can take on our natural environment (soil, water, air and the seas) and on the other hand by people involved in collecting, fractioning, processing, treating, recycling or dumping wastes or other waste management methods.  This group is proposed as unmoderated group. A moderation should be the last precaution against off-topic posts, spam, or repetitive flaming (attacks). As this newsgroup has the aim to bring together very differnent groups of people it wouldn't be easy for a moderator to filter the postings to serve all. Sci.environment is an unmoderated group too.  This group is not being created as sci.bio.ecology.waste, sci.engr.environment.waste or misc.legal.waste as it is intended to maintain a scientifically and factually based focus of all waste-related topics rather than a primarily opinion based focus nor an only specific biological, technical or legal talk.  I've chosen the label waste instead of a more specific description (such as recycling or dumping) since this is the usual description for departements of administrations, non governmental organisations and enterprises.  CHARTER: sci.environment.waste  An unmoderated newsgroup which would provide a world wide forum for a serious discussion by people who try to reduce wastes, which are involved with collecting, fractioning, processing, treating, recycling or dumping wastes or with other waste management methods or people which treat them, so that they can reused for a different purpose, as well as by people, who are cronfronted with the dangers of wastes in everyday life.  To assist governments, NGOs, environmentalists and scientists in the acquisition of scientific and legal waste-related information as well as an informative arena on the many different world wide techniques of conditioning, recycling and reusing wastes.  Specific topics may include but are not limited to:  + the many different types of wastes and their effection on the   ecosystems in the soil, the rivers, the atmosphere and the seas and oceans + industrial and municipal solid waste (domestic refuse) + dumping (nowadays or in the past) of toxic wastes in landfill sites + sealing and watertighten of landfill sites and underground dumping sites + different world-wide skills and techniques of waste reduction in the   production-process, of processing, treating, recycling and reusing wastes   and other waste management methods + environmental impact of waste treating plants and landfill sites + pros and cons of waste incineration and the rank of its spent air + waste-to-energy + specific problems of transport of hazardous wastes on land, air and sea + pacticable collection systems + wastewater and sludges use, composting + reuse of tyres, waste-paper, packings, etc. + hazards of waste batteries, neon tubes, refrigerator-liquid, synthetics, etc. + greenhouse gases  The following types of posts are strictly PROHIBITED in this newsgroup:  * Material and advertisments unrelated to conditioning, recycling, and   impact of wastes (off-topic) * Spam (defined as articles posted to more than 5 newsgroups) * Make-money-fast or other chain or fraudulent schemes * Forged posts (anonymous posts are allowed) * Personal insults or repetitive flaming (attacks)  The use of e-mail addresses from articles posted to this group for the purpose of sending junk (mass unsolicited) e-mail or for compiling a list so that others may do so is specifically PROHIBITED.  Binaries are only allowed by adding format or extension in the subject line. On-topic advertising and employment (help and/or position wanted) noticesis are limited to once per week. Please send such post only on fridays.  Discussions about saving the nature without context to wastes should better take place on sci.environment or sci.bio.conservation, and the talk about energy-production (with the only exception of waste-to-energy discussion) and production techniques (with the only exception of waste reduction in the production-process) should better take place on sci.energy or on the sci.engr hierarchy.  The general "netiquette" FAQs posted in news.announce.newusers and news.answers apply to the proposed group. Participants are encouraged to use descriptive Subjects (e.g., "Burning PCBs" rather than just "Help" or "Question").  In the absence of moderation, prohibitions can, of course, only be enforced by the collective will of the group and/or by after-the-fact complaints to the offender's service provider.  END CHARTER.  sci.environment.waste Final Vote Ack  Voted Yes ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ /dd.MSMail=DEPFS1$/DEPMAIL$/LWFGROSV/@msmail.state.me.us    Florence A. Grosve [email protected]                                         Alan Potkin [email protected]                                     Ralph Pfoertner [email protected]                                         Susan Goldhor [email protected]                                   Gerard Friesenhahn [email protected]                              Anne C. K. Robinson [email protected]                                         Everett Broughton [email protected]                                              Dr. S. A. 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