User: chintan Topic: Waste
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Study: Minorities much more exposed to pollution tied to asthma, heart woes 18.4.2014 Twincities.com: Nation

Studies dating from the 1970s have consistently shown that neighborhoods near environmental hazards -- toxic waste sites, landfills, congested highways -- are overwhelmingly poor communities of color.

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DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site 18.4.2014 AP Washington
RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites in preparation for filing legislation to overhaul the nation's primary mining law....
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Dog's Eye View: Being enviornmentally concious 17.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Editor's note: This article originally ran Jan. 30 this year. Most of us are environmentally conscious. We recycle, leave no footprint when we camp, take our own bags to the grocery store and purchase environmentally friendly products. We work at respecting our Earth and preserving our planet for future generations. On top of that, we are critically aware of large-scale contamination and things such as the affect of oil spills on our water quality. The good news is that more and more people are following the tenets of environmental awareness every day. And grand scale corporations are being held accountable for contaminating our environment. But there is one pollutant that seems to slip under the radar for most people. And this pollutant is multiplying at an alarming rate. Water quality is highly affected by this product as snow melts and our waterways increase flow with spring runoff. Our parks and trails are increasingly polluted as this product is leaked into the ground. This toxic material seeps into ...
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Toxic waste spill at Essar's Power Plant in Singrauli (Cached) 16.4.2014 New Kerala: India News
Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, Apr 15 : In yet another stark example of massive negligence, the mud wall that lined the fly ash dyke of Essar Energy's Mahan-I (600MW) thermal power plant in Singrauli collapsed leading to fly ash-laden water seeping into Khairahi village, the Greenpeace said on Tuesday.
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Clive Palmer's nickel refinery shut, says government, but open, says Palmer 15.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Queensland environment inspectors suspend work to avoid toxic spill into reef lagoon after cyclone Ita

Work at Clive Palmers nickel refinery has been suspended to avoid the leaking of toxic material into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon, the Queensland government has said.

Inspectors from the state environment department visited Queensland Nickels Yabulu refinery near Townsville on Monday, amid fears that heavy rain which accompanied cyclone Ita could cause containment ponds to overflow.

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900 environmental activists killed in decade, only 10 perpetrators convicted, report says 15.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Conn. fracking waste moratorium bill progresses 15.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill that would ban the storage or disposal of waste from fracking in Connecticut is moving through the General Assembly.
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Syria chemical weapons deadline needs fair seas 15.4.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
Syria needs to get its remaining chemical weapons out of the country by the end of April to have any hope of meeting the June destruction ...
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America's 20 Dirtiest Cities 15.4.2014 Forbes.com: Business News
These are the most polluted cities in America.
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Ash everywhere; in your food and water, too? (Cached) 14.4.2014 India Together - Agriculture

Fly ash, the residue from coal used in thermal power plants, is not only a headache for plant operators; its use in agriculture and other sectors violates environmental sanctity and poses a serious risk to human health. Shripad Dharmadhikary studies a new CEA report to bring us more.

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2 migrant workers die after entering drain in Kochi (Cached) 14.4.2014 TOI: Cities
Two migrant workers from Tamil Nadu, employed by a contractor attached to Kerala Water Authority (KWA) for cleaning drains, died around 10.45am on ...
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Guest: The failure of the EPA to protect the public from pollution 12.4.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
Can we trust the EPA to do what is in the public’s best interest? Not if history is any guide, writes guest columnist E.G. Vallianatos.
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At-risk cities hold solutions to climate change: UN report 11.4.2014 Guardian: Environment
Smart choices by cities such as Miami in planning and investment could hold key to cutting emissions, IPCC draft says

It is already taking shape as the 21st century urban nightmare: a big storm hits a city like Shanghai, Mumbai, Miami or New York, knocking out power supply and waste treatment plants, washing out entire neighbourhoods and marooning the survivors in a toxic and foul-smelling swamp.

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Syrian chemical destruction deadline should be met if Damascus ships them out by end of April 10.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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St. Louis River estuary 'cleanup' ignores the source of the toxic mess 10.4.2014 MinnPost
CC/Flickr/Mr. Nixter If the St. Louis River is to be cleaned up, responsible agencies must oversee the entire watershed. In its April newsletter, the Natural Resource Research Institute (NRRI) at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, touted its role in new efforts to clean up the St. Louis River estuary. The newsletter lists past damage to the estuary including wood waste, PCBs, mercury, filling of wetlands and harm to life within the habitat. Anne Stewart However, cleaning up polluting sources at its mouth will not save the river unless the entire watershed is protected. NRRI’s activities at the river’s terminus are at odds with its activities at the headwaters, where NRRI geologists and economists actively promote copper mining. Dean M. Peterson , a UMD geologist, is also an officer of Duluth Metals, a company developing the Twin Metals mining operation near Ely.  The St. Louis River, pristine at its source at Seven Beavers Lake in the Superior National Forest, flows westward through a wetlands area ...
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Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting 9.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Vernon battery recycler denied pemission to resume lead smelting 9.4.2014 LA Times: Environment
Exide Technologies must comply with new rules on arsenic emissions before it is allowed to resume lead smelting, South Coast Air Quality Management District board rules.

A Vernon battery recycler may not resume lead smelting until its furnaces can operate in compliance with tough new air district rules on arsenic emissions.
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Feds hope settlement a lesson for polluters 5.4.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
This week, the federal government announced a record-breaking $5 billion settlement in a remarkable environmental case. The toxic legacy of the company involved, Kerr-McGee, stretches back 85 years and includes scores of sites across the country.
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Feds Hope $5 Billion Settlement A Lesson For Polluters 5.4.2014 NPR News
The Justice Department wants the settlement against Kerr-McGee to send a powerful message: corporations can't shirk their responsibility to clean up the toxic legacies of their operations.
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Petroleum firm agrees to pay $5.15 billion to clean up waste 4.4.2014 LA Times: Environment
In the largest settlement ever for environmental contamination, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. agrees to clean up hazardous substances dumped nationwide.

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday announced that Anadarko Petroleum Corp. had agreed to pay $5.15 billion to clean up hazardous substances dumped nationwide — including radioactive uranium waste across the Navajo Nation — in the largest settlement ever for environmental contamination.
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