User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Jun 22 2017 09:45 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Will Amazon's Whole Foods deal go the same way as L'Oreal and Body Shop? 22.6.2017 News
Amazon's mission is to build a place where people can find 'anything they might want to buy online'
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Inmate, 20, at state facility in Lakewood commits suicide 22.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
A 20-year-old inmate committed suicide early Wednesday morning at the Mount View Youth Services Center in Lakewood.
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EPA prepares to slowly dam toxic mine waste leaking from Red and Bonita Mine at 300 gallons per minute 22.6.2017 Denver Post: Local
Shutting the bulkhead inside the Red and Bonita Mine is a huge test on mountains where miners who penetrated fissures and groundwater pathways left behind the geologic equivalent of Swiss cheese.
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PET bottles have a 70% recycle rate in India, for good reason 21.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Do you know that Indian cricket team' uniform, made by Nike, is produced from recycled PET bottles
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Scientists to explore meltwater at Greenland Cold War camp 21.6.2017 DNA: Evolutions
Scientists in Denmark plan an expedition to Greenland's remote northwest to measure how fast ice is melting around a Cold War-era US military base, which risks leaking toxic waste into the environment.
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Report: Dangerous chemical could threaten reservoir 19.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A new report says that a dangerous chemical detected in groundwater near a Superfund site in New Jersey could pose a threat to a nearby reservoir that provides drinking water to as many as 3.5 million people. The report by the Jacobs engineering firm for the Wanaque Reservoir operators recommends treating […]
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The Energy 202: California scores its first big environmental victory of the Trump era 19.6.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: California scores its first big environmental victory of the Trump era
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The Daily 202: Congressional shooting clouds final days of Georgia special election 19.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
GOP operatives think tragedy might drive up base turnout
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Garbage removed from tank bed 19.6.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
Over 50 volunteers on Sunday joined hands to clean Selva Chinthamani Tank as part of ‘India Clean Sweep’, an initiative by Chennai Trekking Club. M. Krishnan, Managing Director of Sri Krishna Sweets, ...
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EPA chief vows to speed up the cleaning of toxic Superfund sites. Communities wonder how. 19.6.2017 Washington Post
In a St. Louis suburb that is home to a nuclear waste dump, residents are skeptical of Scott Pruitt’s promise to prioritize the federal cleanup program, which the Trump administration has proposed slashing funding for by 30 percent. “My biggest fear is he’s just going to put a Band-Aid on it,” one said.
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Jaisalmer to shun plastic, use recycled sari bags 19.6.2017 TOI: Jaipur
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Find out if plastic containers pollute medicines: Govt to ICMR 18.6.2017 DNA: Health
It has been over two-and-a-half years since a draft directive from the Union Health Ministry sought to replace plastic and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles with glass for storing pharmaceutical preparations.
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Op-ed: Put White Mesa’s children ahead of uranium mill 18.6.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
While the state of Utah decides whether to renew the White Mesa uranium mill’s operating permit, I sit in my home on our reservation in White Mesa, just five miles from the White Mesa uranium mill and watch my children and young niece playing with dogs, cats and balls. I think of Chief Sitting Bull’s counsel: “Let us put our heads together and see what life we will make for our children.” Utah regulators must think about the children of White Mesa before they volunteer to use the White Mesa Mill...
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NH-37 at Dimoria turning into waste dumping ground 17.6.2017 The Assam Tribune
NH-37 at Dimoria turning into waste dumping ground
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The Energy 202: EPA's budget finds unexpected defenders in Congress 16.6.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: EPA's budget finds unexpected defenders in Congress
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Federal energy official warns of more mishaps at Hanford 16.6.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Following back-to-back emergency evacuations in May and June, the top Energy Department official at Hanford talked about the challenges ahead as funding lags behind the estimated cleanup cost of $100 billion.
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APNewsBreak: Official says more Hanford nuke mishaps likely 15.6.2017 AP Washington
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Future accidental radiation releases at the largest U.S. site of waste from nuclear weapons production are likely following back-to-back emergency evacuations of workers in May and June because aging infrastructure is breaking down, the top Energy Department official at the site told The Associated Press....
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Trump's EPA wants to focus on Superfund cleanups. Will its plans take climate change into account? 14.6.2017 LA Times: Nation

The pioneers who built Seattle polluted and plumbed the lower Duwamish River for a century, straightening its wild curves and saturating its sediment with toxic chemicals from an asphalt plant, Boeing manufacturing facilities and other industries.

The damage was so severe that the last five miles...

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Cleaning Up the Superfund Mess 13.6.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Obama put climate gestures above toxic waste remedies.
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Chinese lakes less polluted after sanitation clean-up - study 12.6.2017 DNA: Health
Man-made sources of phosphorous include waste water, livestock farming, aquaculture and chemicals.
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