User: chintan Topic: Waste
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Gas Victims Fight For Justice 3.12.2019 Central Chronicle
Hundreds of survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster formed a human chain outside the Union Carbide Factory to express their dismay over denial of justice to them 35 years after the tragedy stuck Bhopal. The gas survivors resolved that they will continue to fight for their rights. The speakers on the occasion emphasized the inadequate […]
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Toxic Foam Blankets Chennai's Marina Beach, Causes Pollution Hazard 2.12.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
A menacing white foam covered one of the most famous beaches in Chennai for the fourth straight day today creating a new pollution hazard for the country.
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Letters to the Editor: Coachella Valley luxury beach resorts are a climate change 'jack-boot stomp' 28.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Coachella Valley faces an existential threat in the Salton Sea crisis, yet more beach clubs for wealthy patrons are popping up.

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DR Congo workers for Feronia made impotent by pesticides - HRW 25.11.2019 BBC: World
A UK government-funded firm is accused of not doing enough to protect workers in DR Congo.
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Schools shut in Lahore as city chokes in toxic smog 22.11.2019 Reuters: Top News
Schools across Pakistan's second largest city Lahore closed for the second time in a month on Friday, with the city blanketed in a toxic smog that experts say is putting residents at risk.
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Minneapolis ends residential battery recycling amid fire concerns 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minneapolis officials said Tuesday that batteries will no longer be picked up from residential recycling, although some will be allowed in the trash. Hennepin County also recently curbed its battery recycling over worries about fires.
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Opinion: California's San Onofre nuclear plant is a Chernobyl waiting to happen 19.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Closing the San Onofre nuclear plant didn't end its threat since nuclear waste is stored at the facility, which sits on an erosion-prone bluff.

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Letters to the Editor: It was a bad idea to nuke the Marshall Islands. Has the U.S. learned a lesson? 16.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Short-sightedness led the U.S. to test nuclear weapons and devastate the Marshall Islands. Hopefully, we've grown wiser since then.

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MAHUD Minister launches green bag 15.11.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
MAHUD Minister launches green bag
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Western plastics 'poisoning Indonesian food chain' 14.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Chicken eggs were found to contain 70 times the level allowed under European safety standards.
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50000 workers face serious health risks in illegal e-waste processing units in Delhi 11.11.2019 Citizen Matters
A study identified 15 e-waste processing hotspots in Delhi, housing 5000 units that operate without any safeguards for its employees, who are exposed to chemical or metallic dusts, vapour and acidic effluents.
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Italian prime minister faces protester wrath at contested steel plant 8.11.2019 Reuters: Money News
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was met by angry locals when he visited Europe's largest steel plant on Friday after ArcelorMittal announced it would walk away from a deal to buy the heavily polluting site, leaving its future in the ...
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State hits Water Gremlin over new hazardous waste violations 6.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The maker of lead-based products has let the chemical TCE and used motor oil leak into soils under its White Bear Township building, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says. Other state regulators shut the plant last week over lead contamination concerns.
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Actions Taken By Us To Fight Pollution "Deficient": Delhi To Green Court 5.11.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
The Delhi government on Tuesday told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that actions taken by it were "deficient" and more steps need to be taken to tackle the air pollution in the national capital.
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Democrat drops challenge of Tipton in 3rd U.S. House district 4.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State Rep. Donald Valdez ended his campaign for Congress on Monday morning, following poor fundraising numbers and the entrance of a well-funded challenger.
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"Passing The Buck": Supreme Court Pulls Up Centre, Delhi Over Pollution 4.11.2019 NDTV News - India-news
The state machinery is not acting, the centre and Delhi must act, the Supreme Court said today as Delhi faces a public health emergency due to severe air pollution. The Supreme Court took up a report...
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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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Top Court To Consider Delhi Pollution Control Report On November 4 1.11.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
As the Delhi-NCR faces a public health emergency due to severe deterioration in air quality, the Supreme Court will consider on Monday a special pollution control report filed by a panel appointed by...
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E-cigarette fire risk leads Hennepin Co. to curb battery recycling 30.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The county is ending battery recycling at city and county buildings, libraries, schools, and community centers. The change came after a vaping pen started smoldering in one battery recycling receptacle, forcing the Westonka Library to call the fire department.
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How we think about e-waste is in need of repair 25.10.2019 Scroll.in
China and Ghana are looking less and less like electronic wastebaskets and more and more like leaders in a powerful, informal green economy.
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