User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Apr 24 2014 12:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 6,996    
Superfund label stokes Silvertonx2019s curiosity (Cached) 24.4.2014 Durango Herald
SILVERTON x2013 Scientists and officials from the Environmental Protection Agency proposing Superfund designation for parts of Silverton received a sometimes skeptical grilling from San Juan County commissioners Wednesday evening.x201cNobody is asking you to leap to designate this site as a national priority,x201dthe...
Also found in: [+]
Getting Overheated 24.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Before climate change, 'alarmists' and 'deniers' had it out over hazardous waste, acid rain, the ozone layer and rain forests. James Huffman reviews "A Climate of Crisis" by Patrick Allitt.
Also found in: [+]
Capital dumps a fortune at its landfills 24.4.2014 Delhi News, Delhi City News - Cities News - Times of India
Delhi government calls its three garbage dumps at Ghazipur, Okhla and Bhalswa landfills.In reality, they are far from what a landfill should ...
Also found in: [+]
China says more than half of its groundwater is polluted 23.4.2014 Guardian: Environment

Number of groundwater sites of poor or extremely poor quality increases to 59.6%, Chinese government says

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
New map could refocus state's pollution battles 23.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
Also found in: [+]
Silverton flirting with Superfund? (Cached) 23.4.2014 Durango Herald
SILVERTON x2013 For years, the Environmental Protection Agency has tried to designate parts of Silverton a Superfund site. Yet for years, many locals have considered the word x201cSuperfundx201d dirtier than Cement Creek.But tonight, the EPA is going to explain that word x2013 and the years-long cleanup process a Superfund...
Also found in: [+]
Pune Beware! The e-bomb is ticking... (Cached) 23.4.2014 DNA: Top News
If the housing societies take the lead, then something can happen  The Pune Municipal Corporation is responsible for disposing and recycling of e-waste generated in the city. The civic body has to find out ways and methods of disposing and recycling e-waste. At individual level, we dump the e-waste in our dustbins, which then lands up in our garbage disposal system. Some of the e-waste is being incinerated, which is all the more dangerous for the environment and human health. The situation is such that we don’ t want to segregate our household waste. If the housing societies take the initiative in collecting e-waste and then handing it to over to the PMC for disposal and recycling, then something can happen. PMC must make it mandatory for producers of electronic goods to collect e-waste and help in its proper disposal and recycling. The end-users of electronic products also have to be aware of health hazards from e-waste. Disposal of e-waste has to be very carefully handled as it contains a high degree ...
Also found in: [+]
Over 4.5 lakhs child labourers engaged in various e-waste activities in India: ASSOCHAM study (Cached) 22.4.2014 TOI: India
In India, about 4.5 lakh child labourers in the age group of 10-14 are observed to be engaged in various e-waste (electronic waste) activities, and that too without adequate protection and safeguards in various yards and recycling ...
Also found in: [+]
Ford to increase green content in manufacturing (Cached) 21.4.2014 New Kerala: Sports India
Also found in: [+]
4.5 lakh child labours in e-waste activities: Study (Cached) 21.4.2014 New Kerala: India News
Also found in: [+]
Over 4.5 lakh children engaged in various e-waste activities in India: Assocham study 21.4.2014 HBL: Home
About 4.5 lakh child labourers (10-14 years of age) in India are engaged in various e-waste (electronic waste) activities, without adequate protection and safeguards in various yards and recycling...
Also found in: [+]
Water pollution at Cuncolim under scanner (Cached) 21.4.2014 TOI: Goa
The team has collected soil samples from two companies, Nicomet Industries and Axis Industries, and will also collect water samples from the tubewells in the vicinity of the ...
Also found in: [+]
Residents at war against bad air 20.4.2014 Deccan Herald - New Delhi
Several of my neighbours have vacated their flats here and moved to different localities. I built this flat as per my convenience. Where can I afford to go at this age?" 78-year-old Sharat Chandragupta says. A resident of Sukdev Vihar, Pocket A, for 20 years, Chandragupta is among several others whose health has been affected by the waste-to-energy plant in Okhla. The plant is owned by Jindal Urban Infrastructure Ltd, a company of Jindal SAW Group Ltd. Residents have protested against the plant, which has been emitting excessive toxic ash. "Even if we let the windows open for a while, there will be a thick layer of ash inside the flat. Sore throat and breathlessness are regular health problems now," Chandragupta adds. "What is more of a menace is that the waste is burnt at odd hours. So if you are getting ready for an early morning walk, you will be greeted with toxin fumes," Saurabh Gupta, the elderly man's grandson, says. P K Mozumdar, 66, doesn't remember the last time he went for a morning ...
Also found in: [+]
Ghazipur a monument to toxicity 20.4.2014 Deccan Herald - New Delhi
Ramkaran Yadav, 42, fears a landslide. The Ghazipur landfill stands like a trash mountain barely 100 metres away from his dairy. "What if it rolls down? After all, it is garbage!" Yadav says. The dairies surrounding the 70-acre landfill are run by migrants from states like UP, Bihar and Haryana. But most try to keep their families back home. Yadav says he doesn't want his children to grow up in the neighbourhood. "I am here to earn and send money home," he adds. In the 3,600 sqft rented shelter, he has nearly a dozen cattle. Three men from his village in Kaushambi district of UP work in his dairy, which is surrounded by a toxic landscape. Waste and cow dung from cowsheds flow out to open space and sometimes, stagnant drains, which run on either side of the mud-filled roads. The civic amenities enjoyed by the rest of the city don't reach these slums. Most houses don't have piped water supply or legitimate electricity connection. The water from the pump tastes metallic, locals say. Located on the Delhi-UP ...
Also found in: [+]
Study: Minorities much more exposed to pollution tied to asthma, heart woes 18.4.2014 Twincities.com: Nation

Studies dating from the 1970s have consistently shown that neighborhoods near environmental hazards -- toxic waste sites, landfills, congested highways -- are overwhelmingly poor communities of color.

Also found in: [+]
DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site 18.4.2014 AP Washington
RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites in preparation for filing legislation to overhaul the nation's primary mining law....
Also found in: [+]
Dog's Eye View: Being enviornmentally concious 17.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Editor's note: This article originally ran Jan. 30 this year. Most of us are environmentally conscious. We recycle, leave no footprint when we camp, take our own bags to the grocery store and purchase environmentally friendly products. We work at respecting our Earth and preserving our planet for future generations. On top of that, we are critically aware of large-scale contamination and things such as the affect of oil spills on our water quality. The good news is that more and more people are following the tenets of environmental awareness every day. And grand scale corporations are being held accountable for contaminating our environment. But there is one pollutant that seems to slip under the radar for most people. And this pollutant is multiplying at an alarming rate. Water quality is highly affected by this product as snow melts and our waterways increase flow with spring runoff. Our parks and trails are increasingly polluted as this product is leaked into the ground. This toxic material seeps into ...
Also found in: [+]
Toxic waste spill at Essar's Power Plant in Singrauli (Cached) 16.4.2014 New Kerala: India News
Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, Apr 15 : In yet another stark example of massive negligence, the mud wall that lined the fly ash dyke of Essar Energy's Mahan-I (600MW) thermal power plant in Singrauli collapsed leading to fly ash-laden water seeping into Khairahi village, the Greenpeace said on Tuesday.
Also found in: [+]
Clive Palmer's nickel refinery shut, says government, but open, says Palmer 15.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Queensland environment inspectors suspend work to avoid toxic spill into reef lagoon after cyclone Ita

Work at Clive Palmers nickel refinery has been suspended to avoid the leaking of toxic material into the Great Barrier Reef lagoon, the Queensland government has said.

Inspectors from the state environment department visited Queensland Nickels Yabulu refinery near Townsville on Monday, amid fears that heavy rain which accompanied cyclone Ita could cause containment ponds to overflow.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
900 environmental activists killed in decade, only 10 perpetrators convicted, report says 15.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 6,996