User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
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E-Waste - The hidden gold in the toxic truth 28.8.2016 Deccan Herald - Supplements
From over a billion mobile phones today, the number of mobile users in India is expected to rise to730.7 million by 2017. The proliferation of mobile devices and growing internet penetration has opened up the ground for massive innovation. We are already witnessing huge the number of startups riding this wave and trying to solve myriad problems. However, the same metric that has led to the blossoming of these new age businesses, has also, more silently, created in its wake, a large market opportunity in the reuse and recycling of these devices. The average holding period of a mobile phone by a user has also been dropping and is estimated to be under two years now. As technology develops and better devices hit the market, replacement rates will only increase. We are looking at millions of devices being replaced every year, and add to this the millions of laptops, old computers, computer peripherals and kitchen electronics that are discarded unscientifically in landfills, and you have a cesspool of the ...
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Rams and Broncos are not rushing rookie quarterbacks into action 28.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Broncos in February: Eat our dust.

Broncos now: Pardon our dust.

While it’s an exaggeration to say Denver’s NFL team has gone from Super Bowl to Superfund site, the Broncos unquestionably are a franchise under construction. They will be the first team in 15 years to switch starting quarterbacks...

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‘Go for eco-friendly idols’ 28.8.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
‘Go for eco-friendly idols’
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Sunday ET: Here is why Modi's Digital India vision is incomplete without a component to limit electronic waste 28.8.2016 ET: Policy
India at No. 91 in readiness to transform into a digitalised economy. Despite, this poor ranking, the government’s Digital India idea is futuristic and compelling.
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MCC opens first e-waste collection unit, 2 more to come 27.8.2016 Mangalore - City - The Times of India
Even as the Union ministry of environment, forest and climate change has notified the e-Waste Management Rules 2016, which will be in force from October 1, Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) on Friday opened its first e-waste collection centre at its premises in Lalbagh in the city.
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Avoid polluting water bodies: TNPCB 27.8.2016 Hindu: Cities
Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board and District Collector T.N. Hariharan have urged the organisers of Vinayaka Chathurthi celebrations to avoid polluting water bodies by immersing idols painted with t...
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Order industries to bear cost, CPCB requests NGT 26.8.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Order industries to bear cost, CPCB requests NGT
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EPA seeks depository for mine waste treatment plant sludge 25.8.2016 Durango Herald
The Environmental Protection Agency continues to search for a permanent resting place for sludge from a water-treatment plant at Gladstone, and it is vetting solicitations from private businesses to address mine cleanup in the Bonita Peak Mining District.The agency met Wednesday morning with La Plata...
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Editorial: Tibble Fork sludge flow deserves full explanation 25.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
It’s not the 3 million gallons of bright yellow sludge that washed through the Four Corners area a year ago, but the Tibble Fork Reservoir sediment that blackened a creek in American Fork Canyon does share some similarities. In both cases, it’s a project involving the federal government, with a private contractor hired to carry out the work. And in both cases, those in charge didn’t anticipate well, and decades of toxic old mine waste came cascading down. So while Tibble Fork will never be the...
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Black sludge that's killing American Fork fish could contain toxic mine waste 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Some of the sediments that have turned American Fork River’s normally clear waters into a black soup could be loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals associated with historical mining operations at the scenic canyon’s headwaters. Officials from several local, federal and state agencies gathered at Tibble Fork Dam on Tuesday to figure out what to do about the sediment releases, which commenced sometime after the 10-acre lake began draining Saturday as part of $7.3 million project to upg... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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NGT directs MCG to file ground report on formation of leachate from Bandhwari waste plant 24.8.2016 Gurgaon - City - The Times of India
Concern over continuous formation of leachate from Bandhwari landfill and waste treatment plant, National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday directed Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to submit ground report in a month.
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Forest dept issues notice to MCG for damage to Aravalli area from leachate 24.8.2016 Gurgaon - City - The Times of India
Forest department has issued notice to Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) for damage to forest areas by leachate flowing from Bandhwari waste treatment plant. Department pointed that toxic leachate from waste treatment plant has done extensive damage to the flora and fauna of the forest apart from polluting the ground water aquifer of the entire Gurgaon region.
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Hazardous wastes dumped on banks of river stokes fear among residents 24.8.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Hazardous wastes dumped on banks of river stokes fear among residents
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American Fork sludge contains toxic mine waste 24.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Some of the sediments that have turned American Fork River’s normally clear waters into a black soup could be loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals associated with historical mining operations at the scenic canyon’s headwaters. Officials from several local, federal and state agencies gathered at Tibble Fork Dam on Tuesday to figure out what to do about the sediment releases, which commenced sometime after the 10-acre lake began draining Saturday as part of $7.3 million project to upg...
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Turtles simply cannot clean the toxic sludge that is the River Ganga 23.8.2016 FirstPost: India

If the Ganga river is a moving feast of corpses and plants, these creatures ought to thrive with no help from humans.

The post Turtles simply cannot clean the toxic sludge that is the River Ganga appeared first on Firstpost.

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DR Congo's second city poisoned by years of mining 22.8.2016 newindianexpress.com
The damage has spread through acids in untreated waste released into nature, polluting the air, the water, and much of Lubumbashi, a city of more than two million residents in the country's southeast.
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Nathan Jones had a unique nickname on the set of 'A Flying Jatt' 22.8.2016 TOI: Entertainment
Australian powerlifting champion-turned-actor Nathan Jones (of Mad Max: Fury Road fame), who makes his Bollywood debut in 'A Flying Jatt', plays the demonic supervillain named Raka.
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Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages shuts Dasna unit 19.8.2016 News
According to India Resource Center (IRC), the firm was running the plant without a no-objection certificate (NOC) since January 2015
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C'te d'Ivoire: 10 years on, survivors of toxic waste dumping 'remain in the dark,' say UN rights experts 18.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
New York, Aug 18 : Speaking ahead of the 10th anniversary of the illegal dumping of toxic waste in C'te d'Ivoire, a group of United Nations experts on Wednesday urged the Ivorian Government, all responsible States and the international community to use the opportunity to address the ongoing human rights impacts of the incident.
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Exide cleanup: Parts of three L.A.-area schools fenced off due to lead contamination 18.8.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Children at three elementary schools near the closed Exide Technologies battery recycling plant returned to classes this week to find parts of their campuses fenced off to protect them from lead-contaminated soil.

Crews installed temporary fencing at Fishburn Avenue Elementary in Maywood, Lorena...

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