User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
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Gold King one year later: Colorado’s mustard-yellow disaster spurs plans for leaking mine 24.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmental Protection Agency crews still are preparing to stabilize the Gold King's collapsed portal to gain access for cleanup.
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Recycled plastic may be contaminated: study 23.7.2016 Hindu: Delhi
Almost 300 tonnes of plastic with toxic Brominated Flame Retardants are added to the recycling stream every day in India
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What pollution? Brooklyn area thrives along Superfund canal 21.7.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — It could be a postcard for Brooklyn’s hip resurgence: a shimmering new building of modern apartments renting for $5,000 a month, a gourmet grocery with a rooftop greenhouse, and a funky barbecue joint with drinks flowing on the outdoor deck. Except all of it overlooks the Gowanus Canal, a murky, smelly […]
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What pollution? Brooklyn area thrives along Superfund canal 21.7.2016 AP National
NEW YORK (AP) -- It could be a postcard for Brooklyn's hip resurgence: a shimmering new building of modern apartments renting for $5,000 a month, a gourmet grocery with a rooftop greenhouse, and a funky barbecue joint with drinks flowing on the outdoor deck....
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Near Exide plant, dangerous lead levels in some yards are 100 times above health limits 20.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Homes, schools and at least one day-care center near a shuttered Vernon battery recycler are contaminated with higher levels of brain-damaging lead than previously disclosed, with soil samples at some properties found to be so hazardous they are as much as 100 times above California’s health...

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Coming, battery inspired by vitamins 20.7.2016 All News-IANS Stories
Researchers have identified a whole new class of high-performing organic molecules, inspired by Vitamin B2, that can safely store electricity from intermittent energy sources like solar and wind power in large batteries.
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Ensure proper disposal of bio-medical waste, NGT tells Uttarakhand hospitals 20.7.2016 Hindu: Other States
The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday directed hospitals in Uttarakhand to ensure proper collection, segregation and disposal of bio-medical and solid waste in the State and said any violation would ...
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Toxic materials kill fish in Deepor Beel 19.7.2016 The Assam Tribune
Toxic materials kill fish in Deepor Beel
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Workshop on environment education held for teachers 18.7.2016 deccanherald.com
City-based Parisara Foundation, in association with the Department of Public Instruction and Nagarahole Tiger Reserve (officially known as Rajeev Gandhi National Park) had organised a workshop on 'Environment Education' here on Monday. The workshop was aimed at educating high school teachers to sensitise students on managing waste and a healthy environment. Delivering a lecture on 'Threats to Our Fragile Environment', Environment Engineering professor at Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) SMahesh said fate, fortune and destruction begins in a laboratory. "The life cycle of toxic substances and checking the problem of hazardous water are complicated because of many steps involved in a substance life cycle. By 2061, the country will reach a dangerous phase and food crops will be converted into biofuel, if the same situation continues. Nature makes resources out of all waste. But, man makes waste out of all resources," he regretted. Prof Mahesh said, "The present water waste treatment (WWT) ...
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Plastic peril 17.7.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Plastic peril
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Thousands of fishes found dead in the lake of Kanpur zoo 17.7.2016 Kanpur - City - The Times of India
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Environmental groups push EPA to hold mining companies accountable 16.7.2016 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Environmental groups are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to hold mining companies financially accountable for on-site damages at mines in a report released this week. The report was released just days before the U.S. House on Thursday passed the 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill,...
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Health officials urge private drinking well testing after floods 16.7.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The Minnesota Department of Health is urging people living in areas affected by flooding to have their wells cleaned out, disinfected and tested before using the water again.
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Please don't pollute our Potomac 16.7.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Please don't pollute our Potomac
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White Center greenbelt won’t be sold to pay for homeless, mayor says 15.7.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has nixed a plan to sell surplus property along Myers Way South near White Center.
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Manual Scavenging still exists! 15.7.2016 TOI: Cities
Dressed in his tattered blue jeans and a banyan, 27-year-old Babu Nadar’s day begins with seeking his mother’s blessing, hugging his wife and son and gulping down a few pegs of country liquor before he disappears into the sludge and filth filled pungent drains in the city.
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Burning garbage raises a stink in Mogappair West 15.7.2016 TOI: Chennai
The corporation might make tall claims that nowhere in the city garbage is being burnt in the open, but for the past three days, smouldering dumps of rubbish have been giving residents of Mogappair West a tough time.
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Eco-friendly homes, but costly too 13.7.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Eco-friendly homes, but costly too
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Pollution-control systems added to Rico Argentine Mine 12.7.2016 Durango Herald
RICO The long-closed Rico Argentine Mine, on about 80 acres just north of Rico, is piloting a biological treatment system that has performed better than expected.That’s significant because the mine’s leaking St. Louis Tunnel and pond treatment system sit beside the Dolores River, which provides agricultural and...
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Environmentalists, utilities eye Richmond coal ash trial 12.7.2016 AP National
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Potentially dirtier rivers or possible higher electric prices....
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