User: chintan Topic: Waste
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In a first, polluter arrested under PASA 1.9.2015 Surat News, News from Surat Gujarat | Times of India Surat News
In a stern warning to polluters, Bharuch crime branch invoked Prevention of Anti Social Activities (PASA) in case of dumping hazardous waste and arrested a repeat offender for the crime.
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Rape accused commits suicide: jail official 31.8.2015 All News-IANS Stories
A man accused of raping a teenager committed suicide in the Bhopal Central Jail by touching a live wire on Monday, a senior prison official said.
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‘Not all mines are created the same’ 30.8.2015 Durango Herald
When the sickly orange plume of mine runoff barreled through downtown Durango on Aug. 5, it reignited a longstanding problem: contamination leaking into national waterways from inactive or abandoned mines. Colorado officials estimate 230 such mines are leaking toxic waste statewide, and the Environmental Protection Agency said that adds...
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Algae blooms put Minnesota's $13B backbone - lakes - under siege 29.8.2015 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

Overall, more than 600 of Minnesota's famous 10,000 lakes are rated as not able to fully support aquatic recreation -- including even the remote Lake of the Woods, which has regular summer algae blooms. And gross-looking lakes could have real costs.

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Experts from Teri urge entrepreneurs to control toxic material discharge in Aurangabad 29.8.2015 TOI: All Headlines
Experts from Teri urge entrepreneurs to control toxic material discharge in Aurangabad
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7 killed, 2 injured in poison exposure at Ch... 29.8.2015 TOI: All Headlines
7 killed, 2 injured in poison exposure at Ch...
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Seven killed, two injured in China paper mill accident 29.8.2015 Asian Age: International
(Representational Image) An employee fell into a pool filled with poisonous waste paper pulp Beijing: Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill in central China, authorities said Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to strike the country involving dangerous chemicals. The accident occurred Friday after an employee fell into a pool filled with poisonous waste paper pulp during a cleaning operation, a statement from the Anxiang county government in Hunan province said. His co-workers rushed to help him but were overcome by the noxious gasses, the statement said. It follows China's worst industrial accident in recent history, a massive explosion at a warehouse storing toxic chemicals in the port of Tianjin that killed at least 145. Police have arrested 11 local officials and company executives in that incident along with a dozen employees of the firm involved. Nationwide safety checks were ordered after the Aug. 12 disaster, focusing ...
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‘Stigma’ from Gold King Mine spill into the Animas River could linger 29.8.2015 Durango Herald
Unsure of the economic losses the “stigma” of the Gold King Mine spill will have on businesses and property owners, an environmental litigation firm held a discussion Friday about the rights and remedies for affected interests.Because the Environmental Protection Agency set off an estimated 3 million gallons of contaminated...
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Source of Gold King Mine water a mystery 29.8.2015 Durango Herald
SILVERTON – More than three weeks after the Gold King Mine shaft was breached, on-site workers remain uncertain about where all the water is coming from.On Friday, La Plata County commissioners Julie Westendorff and Brad Blake toured the mine site with on-scene coordinator Steve Wade of the Environmental Protection...
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Seven killed, two injured in China paper mill accident 29.8.2015 Asian Age: International
(Representational Image) An employee fell into a pool filled with poisonous waste paper pulp Beijing: Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill in central China, authorities said Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to strike the country involving dangerous chemicals. The accident occurred Friday after an employee fell into a pool filled with poisonous waste paper pulp during a cleaning operation, a statement from the Anxiang county government in Hunan province said. His co-workers rushed to help him but were overcome by the noxious gasses, the statement said. It follows China's worst industrial accident in recent history, a massive explosion at a warehouse storing toxic chemicals in the port of Tianjin that killed at least 145. Police have arrested 11 local officials and company executives in that incident along with a dozen employees of the firm involved. Nationwide safety checks were ordered after the Aug. 12 disaster, focusing ...
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Seven workers killed by toxic material in Chinese paper mill accident 29.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

After the Tianjin explosions that killed at least 145, this is the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to strike the country involving dangerous chemicals

Seven workers died at a Chinese paper mill when a man fell into a pool filled with toxic material and others rushed to help him, authorities said.

Related: China detains 12 over Tianjin blasts that killed 139, accuses officials of dereliction

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7 killed, 2 injured in poison exposure at China paper mill 29.8.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
BEIJING (AP) — Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill in central China, authorities said Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to strike the country involving dangerous chemicals. The accident occurred Friday after an employee fell into a pool filled with poisonous […]
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7 killed, 2 injured in China paper mill accident 29.8.2015 AP Top News
BEIJING (AP) -- Seven workers were killed and two injured after exposure to poisonous gasses at a paper mill in central China, authorities said Saturday, in the latest in a spate of deadly accidents to strike the country involving dangerous chemicals....
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Survey nails plastic truth 29.8.2015 Telegraph: Calcutta
Illegal plastic bags are being rampantly used in the city and choking its drainage system, according to a study.
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Meet on Mercury Dump 28.8.2015 newindianexpress.com
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Apartments planned for former Shattuck Superfund site in Denver 27.8.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Land that was once home to the Shattuck Chemical Co. in southwest Denver has a new owner and a plan for 224 ...
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Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold Colorado mine spill hearing 27.8.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs announced Wednesday it will "demand answers from the Environmental Protection Agency" at a hearing on the Gold King Mine spill that happened earlier this month above ...
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Silverton, San Juan officials seek to clarify Superfund position 27.8.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Silverton and San Juan County officials Wednesday sought to dispel notions that they are backtracking on resistance to Superfund status in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill.In a letter from Silverton Mayor Christine Tookey and San Juan County Commissioner Ernie Kuhlman, the officials state that while Superfund status...
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Activists threaten lawsuit against EPA over fracking-induced earthquakes 27.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

Environmental groups band together to call on agency to improve laws for disposal of wastewater, often dumped in places that could leak toxic chemicals

Environmental groups have threatened to sue the Obama administration for failing to prevent swarms of earthquakes that came in the wake of America’s fracking boom.

In a first step to a lawsuit, the groups on Wednesday challenged the Environmental Protection Agency to improve what they said were weak laws governing the disposal of fracking waste – or go to court.

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There are issues with Minnesota's abandoned mines; the possibility of a toxic spill isn't one of them 26.8.2015 MinnPost
Federal environmental officials knew they were dealing in dangerous territory. The abandoned Gold King mine in Colorado had spent much of the 20th century filling up with melted snow and rainwater that, combined with the mine’s tailings, had turned into an acidic toxic stew. Over the years, various officials in the region tried to clean up Gold King. Most recently, it was the Environmental Protection Agency. On Aug. 5, while investigating a leak from the mine, a team contracted by the agency inadvertently shook loose debris that had been acting as a dam holding back the pollutants. Mustard yellow toxins poured into the Animas River. The incident brought into question the future, and potential danger, of thousands of abandoned mines across the nation, including those in Minnesota, a state with a long history with mining. The North Star state is home to more than 100 abandoned mines dotting the Iron Range, and some are still being monitored by state officials as potentially harmful to the ...
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