User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
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Ban open burning of all wastes, says Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw 20.2.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Mazumdar-Shaw said air pollution is a serious hazard which has already taken its toll in Delhi
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Pulitzer-winning journalist Andrew Schneider dies at 74 20.2.2017 AP Washington
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider, a public health reporter for Lee Montana Newspapers, has died at age 74....
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Supreme Court raps Centre on dumping of hazardous water in India 19.2.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
NGO alleged that the 1989 Basel Convention made it mandatory for a ship to be decontaminated
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Supreme Court raps Centre on dumping of hazardous water in India 19.2.2017 Zee News : India National
The Supreme Court has pulled up the Centre for "making money" at the cost of citizens' health by allowing dumping in India of hazardous waste from foreign countries.
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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is steadfast — and surprising 19.2.2017 Washington Post
The judge grew up in a high-profile Republican family and became infamous for penning fierce attacks on campus protesters at Columbia University. He has subscribed to the same judicial philosophy as the late Antonin Scalia, whom he would replace. But Gorsuch has also established deep and enduring relationships with liberals. The simple writing style of his opinions reflects his conviction that the law should be understandable to everyone.
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The groundwater beneath their feet 18.2.2017 Hindu: S & T
In 1995, a chromium factory in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district shut shop leaving behind a legacy of contaminated soil and water. Two decades later, agriculture remains unviable and people continue to flock to hospitals with health issues. Serena Josephine M. reports
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SC pulls up Centre over dumping of hazardous waste in India 17.2.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
SC had denied permission to a foreign ship to anchor off the Gujarat coast for dismantling
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Feds seek to dismiss claims over Colorado Gold King Mine waste spill 15.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
Attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from a 2015 mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western states.
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Tirunelveli Corporation gets award for effective plastic waste disposal 15.2.2017 Hindu: National
TIRUNELVELI: Tirunelveli Corporation has received the Centre’s ‘Best Corporation Award’ for implementing Swachh Bharat Mission by separately collecting nondegradable plastic waste on a dedicated day e...
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'Si3': Suriya's Singam act falls abysmally short (Review) 12.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Film: "SI3(Singam 3)"; Language: Tamil; Director: Hari; Cast: Suriya, Anushka Shetty and Shruti Haasan; Rating: *1/2
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3 dead, two injured in mishap at sea 11.2.2017 Hindu: Home
MUMBAI: Three crew members of a barge lost their lives and two had to be hospitalised after inhaling toxic gases in the barge’s wet waste tank on Friday night. According to Coast Guard officials, the ...
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3 sailors die of toxic fumes aboard barge 11.2.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Three Indian sailors died while one was in serious condition after they inhaled toxic fumes from a sludge leakage in a cargo barge off Mumbai harbour early on Saturday morning. The captain of a Singapore bulk carrier ship was rescued, an official said here.
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BBMP burdened with tonnes of waste-derived fuel 10.2.2017 Deccan Herald - News
More than 18 lakh tonnes of highly combustible Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) bales are lying at seven waste processing units as the cement companies have backtracked on their promise to lift it free of cost. RDF is a fuel produced from various types of wastes like municipal solid waste, industrial waste or commercial waste. A month ago, cement companies in Kalaburagi and neighbouring districts had promised to lift RDF to their units to fuel their kilns as a part of the corporate social responsibility. The meeting was facilitated by Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) and attended by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials. The companies, however, found the transport cost too steep as they were located between 500 km and 800 km from Bengaluru. Speaking to DH, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad said: "We are ready to give RDF to cement factories free of cost but they are unwilling to take it saying it is not economical for them." He added that Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Rules make ...
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Greenland needs money. Is a uranium mine the answer? 10.2.2017 Washington Post: World
A foreign venture wants to dig for the metal and rare earth minerals near a village staggered by economic travails.
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Used engine oil makes its way to industries as fuel, pollutes air 9.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Used engine oil makes its way to industries as fuel, pollutes air
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Tackling the scourge of plastic with bags made of cassava starch 8.2.2017 Hindu: S & T
Indonesian entrepreneur develops degradable products to save the beaches of Bali.
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Oakland fire chief goes on leave two months after deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire 8.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed, whose department has come under criticism for what many consider lax inspection at the Ghost Ship warehouse where 36 people died in December, has taken a leave from her position, city officials said Tuesday.

Reed has been at the center of questions over why...

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Return to a dangerous normal 6.2.2017 Hindu: Cities
The hurry to declare the clean-up operation complete raises questions that go beyond just the specifics of the oil spill on the Chennai coast
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How his mother’s downfall as Reagan’s EPA chief affected Court nominee Gorsuch 5.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

Judge Neil Gorsuch is no stranger to political infighting. His mother was criticized for spending cuts and easing rules as head of the EPA, eventually resigning after Congress cited her for contempt for refusing to turn over documents related to a toxic-waste program.
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Corporation to close Athipattu, Pallikaranai dump yards 4.2.2017 TOI: Chennai
The comparatively smaller dump yards in Athipattu and Pallikaranai will also go through remediation and scientific closure along with the two toxic landfills in Kodungaiyur and Perungudi.
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