User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Mar 16 2020 19:16 IST RSS 2.0
 
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North Sea oil firm accused of profiting from deadly industry 16.3.2020 BBC: Science
Two oil rigs which had been owned by Diamond Offshore ended up being scrapped on a beach in India.
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West Bengal tops list in sites contaminated by toxic substances 9.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
CPCB data show a total of 324 sites affected in India, with 196 still awaiting confirmation
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PCB to procure high-tech machines to gauge air pollution 7.3.2020 Hindu: Rx
The State Pollution Control Board (PCB) plans to procure state-of-the-art equipment to measure air pollution in the wake of frequent fires in the dist
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NIIST scientists to probe Brahmapuram fire emissions 6.3.2020 Hindu: Home
Toxic chemicals released following February 18 fire to be estimated
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Syringes, casts by the waterfront: Chennai flouts biomedical waste disposal rules 3.3.2020 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Indiscriminate dumping of biomedical waste -- especially around waterbodies and in landfills -- is rampant and activists in the city are gravely concerned about its implications. What are the rules being violated and why are authorities unable to control this?
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Explain steps taken to preserve Tamirabharani: HC 2.3.2020 Hindu: Rx
Court directs Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi Collectors to file counters in a PIL plea
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Used cooking oil can fuel your mobility, says IOCL 28.2.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Do you know where used cooking oil or the grease waste from kitchens of our hotels and restaurants go? Well, there are disposing agents who collect u
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Collector inspects textile processing, tannery units in Erode 27.2.2020 Hindu: Fitness
Collector C. Kathiravan on Wednesday inspected a textile processing unit and a tannery unit functioning in the city limits and asked officials to ensu
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The burden of raising children on organic diets falls disproportionately on mothers 24.2.2020 Scroll.in
We need to focus more on the role of the state in ensuring food security and access to nutrition.
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No polythene bags for saplings in nurseries 19.2.2020 Hindu: Internet
Instead, Forest Advisory Committee calls for use of biodegradable bags
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Bellandur-Varthur lake rejuvenation is causing irreversible damage, need course correction, say environmentalists 12.2.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Environmentalists, in an open letter to the government, pointed out that draining and desilting the toxic Bellandur and Varthur lakes would have severe impacts. They urge the government to hold an Environment Impact Assessment beforehand
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Despite statewide ban, Mumbai still has miles to go before it can be plastic-free 11.2.2020 Citizen Matters
In March 2018, Maharashtra imposed a blanket ban on the use of plastic in the state, particularly in Mumbai. Almost two years later, the city still finds itself grappling with plastic waste, largely due to patchy implementation by BMC and inadequate attention to processing of discarded plastic.
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Plastic pollution: 'Hidden' chemicals build up in seabirds 31.1.2020 BBC: Science
Chemicals in plastics can build up in seabirds at levels thousands of times higher than normal.
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Making beautiful colours without toxic chemicals 31.1.2020 BBC: Technology
Dyeing clothes uses a lot of water and chemicals, but new tech is drawing on nature for colours.
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'Our voices are not being heard': Colorado town a test case for California PFAS victims 30.1.2020 LA Times: Environment

When Wendy Rash was diagnosed in 2005 with a thyroid disorder, chronic fatigue and other ailments, her doctor couldn't explain her suddenly failing health.

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Kolkata plans its first biomining project at Mollar Bheri landfill on eastern wetland 21.1.2020 Citizen Matters
The Rs 21-crore project will be implemented in 55 acres of land near Mollar Bheri, a shallow fishery located in the East Kolkata Wetlands, that has seen a 12-feet-high mountain of waste build up over the years.
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The environmental cost of India’s efforts to promote ‘ease of doing business’ 16.1.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
A slew of measures has relaxed protocols to regulate pollution-causing industries.
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What is artisanal gold and why is it booming? 15.1.2020 Reuters: Money News
A rapid rise in the price of gold since 2000 has driven millions of people to deposits in Africa, South America and elsewhere where they dig for gold using basic technology.
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Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump 5.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, the EPA reported.

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Backlog of toxic Superfund cleanups grows under Trump 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The EPA released figures over the holidays showing that 34 projects to clean up the nation's most polluted sites stalled last year for lack of money.
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