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'Great Port-a-Potty Cover-Up' at Trump Inauguration

'Don's Johns' covered up on portable toilets for inauguration

(Newser) - It's the great port-a-potty cover-up for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Workers preparing for the inauguration Jan. 20 have taped over the name of the company—"Don's Johns"—that has long supplied portable restrooms for major outdoor events in the nation's capital. Virginia-based Don's... More »

300 Porta-Potties Set Ablaze by New Year's Fireworks

Fire started in grass, spread to rental business

(Newser) - A New Year's fireworks display went extremely awry last night, when investigators say the fireworks sparked a blaze that ultimately destroyed 300 porta-potties. The San Antonio fire started in the grass and spread to a rental business, News 4 reports. No one was injured except one firefighter who stepped... More »

Eco Group: We Need Port-a-Potties on Everest

Environmentalists say excrement is a big problem

(Newser) - When you gotta go, you gotta go—even on Everest. And an environmental group says it's high time the mountain has portable toilets. "Human waste is a problem," explains the director of Eco Nepal, who thinks Everest would stay cleaner if the hordes of climbers who brave... More »

Flush and Burn: Port-a-Potty Pyro Strikes Again in SF

Fire officials probe toilet-focused arsonist

(Newser) - For the seventh time in two months, port-a-potties at construction sites in an upscale San Francisco neighborhood have been set ablaze by unknown parties, the Chronicle reports. Fire officials won’t say how the late-night pyrotechnics started, but they’re asking construction workers to be sure their “comfort stations”... More »

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