User: chintan Topic: Waste
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Polluted ‘oorani’ triggers panic among villagers 25.10.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Polluted ‘oorani’ triggers panic among villagers
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Polluted ‘oorani’ triggers panic among Tuticorin villagers 25.10.2014 Hindu: News
Instead of triggering jubilation among residents of South Silukkanpatti, the overflowing ‘Nallamuththamman oorani’ in the village has triggered panic as the water is polluted.The ‘Nallamuth...
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The cost of recycling 25.10.2014 Durango Herald
Recycling isn’t cheap, and Durango is paying for it.The city is asking La Plata County for $60,000 to help cover operational costs at its Recycle Center, and even though 83 percent of Durango households pay for curbside recycling pickup, it is not enough alone to cover the program’s expenses. Curbside recycling...
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Criminal investigation of Chevron CEO sought 24.10.2014 New Kerala: World News
Quito, Oct 24 : A group representing some 30,000 Indians and other inhabitants of Ecuador's Amazon region who are affected by oil pollution have requested that the International Criminal Court in the Hague open a criminal investigation of John Watson, US oil giant Chevron's chairman and CEO, and other high-level company officers.
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Criminal investigation of Chevron CEO sought 24.10.2014 All News-IANS Stories
Quito, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) A group representing some 30,000 Indians and other inhabitants of Ecuador's Amazon region who are affected by oil pollution have requested that the International Criminal Court in the Hague open a criminal investigation of ...
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Why the proposed PolyMet sulfide mine needs a formal health risk assessment 24.10.2014 MinnPost
Minnesota DNR The plan for the NorthMet mine site at year 20, when extraction operations are projected to end. Sulfides in waste rock at the mine site will need to be contained and treated for an additional 200 years. Click for larger version. A growing number of Minnesota’s health professionals and scientists are publicly expressing their concern about the potential health impacts of the proposed PolyMet sulfide mine near Hoyt Lakes. Earlier this week, several health-related groups, including the Minnesota Public Health Association and the Minnesota Medical Association , joined others in asking Gov. Mark Dayton to require the Minnesota Department of Health to conduct a formal health risk assessment of the controversial mine project. The health experts are particularly concerned about how the project will increase mercury in fish, contaminate drinking water with toxins such as lead and arsenic, and release pollutants — including nickel dust and asbestos-like mineral fibers — into the air. One of the ...
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Dangerous waste 22.10.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Dangerous waste
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Pollution-prevention plug should now stop up toxic mine waste 20.10.2014 Durango Herald
DILLON – State and local officials are marking a milestone for Summit County’s environmental cleanup efforts by plugging part of the abandoned Pennsylvania Mine east of Keystone, tackling one of Summit County’s biggest environmental headaches. The mine, considered the worst in the state, spews toxic heavy-metal...
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In Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis is the top contender for CM’s post 19.10.2014 HBL: Home
The State BJP president has strong RSS grooming and excellent communication skills
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Rain drains down under 19.10.2014 deccanherald.com
The torrential rains had proved transformational. Last month's heavy downpour had enveloped many city streets in multiple layers of water. Resembling Venetian canals, the roads had turned a dangerously dirty mix of storm water, sewage and open manholes! Disaster lurked at every step. The city's underground drainage system lay thoroughly exposed, yet again. Its old, corroded and clogged pipelines leaking, the network had nothing to defend itself from the marauding flood waters. Total collapse was precariously close! But the danger ran deeper, a reality that came out starkly two days after the rains. Two labourers, in their attempt to repair a damaged pipeline, slipped into a manhole in Nagawara and died instantly. They had inhaled the toxic fumes that billowed out of the manhole. The reasons are not hard to seek at all. In disrepair for years, abused by both industrial and residential units, the crumbling underground pipeline network today lies in a shambles. Tons of solid waste particles, electronic ...
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NGT: Don’t Let industry put effluents in Yamuna 18.10.2014 Asian Age: Delhi
A day after cracking the whip on a sugar mill in Uttar Pradesh for polluting the river Ganga, the National Green Tribunal directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee not to grant permission to any industrial unit discharging effluents directly or indirectly into the Yamuna. A bench headed by Justice P. Jyothimani also asked the committee to expeditiously deal with the applications filed by the individual industries for consent to operate. “We make it clear that while considering the applications of individual units and also existing units, the DPCC shall not grant permission to any of the units which are discharging untreated effluents directly or indirectly into the River Yamuna and are not following the hazardous waste management rules,” it said. The bench also said that it was up to the pollution control committee to pass appropriate orders in cases where a fraud has been committed in respect of the identity of the proprietor. The tribunal had earlier directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee ...
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MPCB to monitor industrial waste 18.10.2014 TOI: All Headlines
MPCB to monitor industrial waste
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NGT: Don’t Let industry put effluents in Yamuna 18.10.2014 Asian Age: Delhi
A day after cracking the whip on a sugar mill in Uttar Pradesh for polluting the river Ganga, the National Green Tribunal directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee not to grant permission to any industrial unit discharging effluents directly or indirectly into the Yamuna. A bench headed by Justice P. Jyothimani also asked the committee to expeditiously deal with the applications filed by the individual industries for consent to operate. “We make it clear that while considering the applications of individual units and also existing units, the DPCC shall not grant permission to any of the units which are discharging untreated effluents directly or indirectly into the River Yamuna and are not following the hazardous waste management rules,” it said. The bench also said that it was up to the pollution control committee to pass appropriate orders in cases where a fraud has been committed in respect of the identity of the proprietor. The tribunal had earlier directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee ...
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Don't permit industries discharging effluents into Yamuna: NGT directs DPCC 18.10.2014 Zee News : States
A day after cracking the whip on a sugar mill in Uttar Pradesh for polluting river Ganga, the National Green Tribunal on Friday directed Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) not to grant permission to any industrial unit discharging effluents directly or indirectly into Yamuna.
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Neeri develops more efficient biofuel reactor 17.10.2014 Nagpur News, Nagpur City News | Cities News - Times of India
Scientist at the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) have developed a modified and simpler version of a biofuel reactor and installed it at the Go Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra (GVAK), ...
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UP sugar mill polluting Ganga fined Rs 5 crore 17.10.2014 TOI: Home
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has cracked the whip on industries that have been polluting river Ganga
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Safety at stake 16.10.2014 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Most people are content as long as waste is collected from their doorstep and are not bothered what happens thereafter. But the sight of pourakarmikas standing knee-deep in garbage and rummaging through it, in an effort to separate wet waste from dry waste, is not one that people can easily forget about. Most of these workers are not only poorly paid but are also not provided with basic safety gears like hand gloves, gum boots, face masks when they are collecting and separating the garbage. The result — they develop skin diseases and respiratory problems. The pourakarmikas say that they are treated in the worst manner possible. They confess that they have not only contracted various skin diseases but have suffered bouts of dengue. Lakshmi, who works in a shift from six in the morning at Kasturinagar, says, "We are not given any protective gears. We end up working even after our shift hours but don't get paid anything extra for that. And we don't even have basic facilities like toilet and drinking ...
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Tender for auto lab soon 16.10.2014 The Telegraph : Jharkhand
The Adityapur Auto Cluster Limited (AACL), a special purpose vehicle that was formed to develop infrastructure in the industrial hub of neighbouring Seraikela-Kharsawan district, will soon float a tender to procure state-of-the-art equipment for the newly built hi-tech lab.
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Exide hazardous waste dripped onto roads from trucks, records show 16.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Nurses slam hospital 15.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
The Texas hospital where two health care workers contracted Ebola while caring for a patient had guidelines that were "constantly changing" and didn't have protocols on how to deal with the deadly virus," a nurses' union claims.
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