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Why are thousands of geese dying in a toxic pit in Montana? 8.12.2016 LA Times: Nation

Several thousand snow geese may have died after landing in a former open-pit copper mine in Montana that is now filled with highly acidic water.

A Nov. 28 snowstorm forced the migrating geese to take refuge in the Berkeley Pit, a 900-foot-deep pit lake of heavy metals and other dangerous chemicals...

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Thousands of snow geese die after landing in a toxic mine pit in Montana 8.12.2016 LA Times: Environment

Up to 10,000 snow geese may be dead after landing in a former open-pit copper mine in Montana that is now filled with highly acidic water.

A Nov. 28 snowstorm forced the geese, which were migrating south, to take refuge in the Berkeley Pit, a decades-old mine and Superfund site in Butte, Mont.,...

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Apple pays $450,000 for alleged hazardous waste violations 7.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is paying $450,000 to settle allegations that the iPhone maker operated and closed two hazardous-waste processing plants without submitting the proper paperwork to California environmental regulators. The agreement announced Tuesday involves a now-closed plant near Apple’s Cupertino, California, headquarters and another one in nearby Sunnyvale. California’s Department of Toxic Substances […]
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Apple pays $450,000 for alleged hazardous waste violations 7.12.2016 AP Business
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is paying $450,000 to settle allegations that the iPhone maker operated and closed two hazardous-waste processing plants without submitting the proper paperwork to California environmental regulators....
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Snow geese deaths from mine pit number in the thousands 7.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Montana mine officials say it’s likely that several thousand migrating snow geese died after landing in the toxic waters of the pit mine last week. Montana Resources and Atlantic Richfield Co. officials tell The Montana Standard (bit.ly/2g6q3Xa) that federal and state agencies are still verifying their counts, which are based on […]
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Beating plastic with plastic 6.12.2016 DNA: Top News
The world’s annual consumption of plastic materials has increased from around 50 lakh tonnes in the 1950s to nearly 10 crore tonnes today. According to the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, 15,000 tonnes of plastic waste is generated in India every day, out of which 9,000 tonnes is collected and processed, while 6,000 tonnes is not collected. It was this problem faced by ordinary citizens that disturbed Ashwath Hegde, a Mangalore-born but now Qatar-based NRI entrepreneur. In order to beat the plastic woes plaguing the world, Hegde, through his company EnviGreen, developed a biodegradable plastic bag made out of natural starch and vegetable oil derivatives — products that are non-toxic and can consumed by plants and animals.  The bags can dissolve in room temperature water in 24 hours and dissolves in 15 seconds if placed in boiling water. The bags also take 180 days to biodegrade, which means people can discard them without worrying about the environment. However, the bags are ...
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Navajo Nation files $160 M claim with EPA over mine spill 6.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Window Rock, Ariz. • The Navajo Nation has submitted a claim of more than $160 million in damages to the federal government over last year’s mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states. A cleanup team led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered the August 2015 spill while working at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado. The 3-million-gallon blowout tainted rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah with tons of toxic heavy metals including arsenic, mercury and l...
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Protect Puget Sound and ban boats from dumping sewage 6.12.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

The Salish Sea is part of the economic engine of the state, the source of communal pride, our shared vernacular and a spiritual, hallowed ground. Let’s think ahead. Let’s stop dumping sewage in it.
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FIERY PIRANA EMITS TOXIC FUMES 5.12.2016 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
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Agencies were urged to address Paramount metal emissions years before air toxics scare 4.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The recent discovery of high levels of a cancer-causing pollutant in Paramount has alarmed residents and led authorities to crack down on dangerous emissions from two metal-processing plants.

But the interventions last week by air regulators and health officials followed years of slow and sporadic...

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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani stresses on co-processing recycled waste 4.12.2016 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
The scale of industrialisation in any state can be gauged by the scale of waste-treatment facilities.
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'32 yrs on, toxic waste still lying in Union Carbide factory' 3.12.2016 deccanherald.com
Survivors of 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy today staged a protest in front of the now-defunct Union Carbide factory here on the 32nd anniversary of the worlds worst industrial disaster, with activists alleging that toxic waste lying there was still to be cleaned up. They burnt the US flags and effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, claiming that the Union Government was not forcing the Dow Chemical, which acquired Union Carbide, to own up its responsibility towards the victims and clean-up of the factory. Gas leakage from Union Carbide, which made pesticides, on the night of December 2-3, 1984, left more than 3,000 people dead and many more injured. Abdul Jabbar and other leaders of NGOs working for gas leak victims demanded that governments of USA and India stop sheltering the MNCs and ensure justice and life of dignity for the half million survivors. "We burnt the US flag and effigies of Uncle Sam and logos of two US companies -- Union Carbide and ...
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32 years on, toxic waste still lying in Union Carbide factory 3.12.2016 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
Activists burnt the US flag and logos of Union Carbide and Dow Chemicals - as they have done nothing to end the sufferings of the victims for the last 32 years.
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32nd anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy being observed 3.12.2016 New Kerala: India News
32nd anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy being observed
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Bhopal gas disaster: 32 years later, wounds still fester in Bhopal 3.12.2016 FirstPost: Bollywood

Thirty two years after Bhopal gas tragedy — one of the worst industrial disaster mankind has known and which resulted in death of 15,278 persons (official figure), people are still suffering due to the after-effects of the tragedy.

The post Bhopal gas disaster: 32 years later, wounds still fester in Bhopal appeared first on Firstpost.

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EPA proposes rule requiring mines to cover clean-up costs 3.12.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The proposal is aimed at ensuring that taxpayers aren't left on the hook for potentially expensive mine clean-ups.
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EPA to require mines to offer cleanup assurances 3.12.2016 AP Washington
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't stuck footing the bill....
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EPA to require mines to offer cleanup assurances 3.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren’t stuck footing the bill. Friday’s announcement follows a 2015 court order for the agency to enforce a long-ignored provision in the 1980 federal Superfund law. […]
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Tanning company fined for storing dangerous waste 2.12.2016 AP Washington
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state ecology officials say a former leather tannery faces a $120,000 fine for improperly managing and illegally storing dangerous waste at its Marysville facility....
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Nikkei dips as investors take profits, on track for weekly gain 2.12.2016 Sify Finance
* Higher yields bolster banking, securities shares
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