User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
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As crews dig up lead-poisoned dirt, accelerated cleanup of Pueblo Superfund site cast as EPA model 2.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
It took 106 years for the government to address the toxic contamination from the smelters that turned mined rock into metals, but poisoned workers' neighborhoods on Pueblo's south side. The smelting to extract silver and lead between 1893 and 1908 left a legacy of arsenic, cadmium and lead in soil.
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Appeal to scrap draft EIA notification 30.7.2020 The Assam Tribune
Appeal to scrap draft EIA notification
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Stop mining of Chromite and Limestone in Ukhrul, Kamjong, Tengnoupal and Chandel 29.7.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Stop mining of Chromite and Limestone in Ukhrul, Kamjong, Tengnoupal and Chandel
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4 Dead After Inhaling Toxic Gas While Cleaning Effluent Tank In Gujarat 19.7.2020 NDTV News - Cities
Four workers died after inhaling a poisonous gas while cleaning a chemical effluent tank at a textile factory in Ahmedabad district on Saturday, the police said.
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India's growing Covid-19 waste challenges workers 13.7.2020 BBC: World
Millions are using gloves and masks but safely discarding them is proving to be challenge.
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PCBA recalls closure notice served to OIL 23.6.2020 The Assam Tribune
PCBA recalls closure notice served to OIL
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Yamuna river regains sparkle as virus lockdown banishes waste 5.6.2020 Reuters: Top News
The sparkle has returned to the Yamuna river flowing through India's capital of New Delhi, residents say, after decades of filthy and stinking waters, matted with garbage and polluted with toxic effluent from industry.
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Trump declares state of emergency as Michigan floodwaters recede 22.5.2020 Reuters: World News
Floodwaters that breached two dams in central Michigan began to recede on Thursday after displacing thousands of people while spreading to a Dow Chemical plant and an adjacent hazardous waste cleanup site.
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Cleanup to resume at troubled Santa Susana Field Laboratory site 22.5.2020 LA Times: Environment

After years of delay, the federal government will resume environmental cleanup at a former nuclear and rocket test site in the hills of Ventura County

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Michigan flooding displaces thousands, encroaches on chemical plant 21.5.2020 Reuters: Top News
Rising floodwaters unleashed by two dam failures submerged parts of the central Michigan town of Midland on Wednesday, displacing thousands of residents and spreading into a Dow Chemical Co plant in the riverfront city.
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Central Michigan town could be under 9 feet of water after dams fail, possibly moving toxic Dow Superfund site 21.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Floodwaters have overtaken dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people from communities in central Michigan.
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Op-Ed: With coronavirus, pretending everything is OK won't make it so 20.5.2020 LA Times: Health

America is suffering a pandemic of "normalcy bias," the tendency to minimize disaster in the face of evidence to the contrary.

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How the coronavirus is hampering enforcement of California's air pollution rules 1.5.2020 LA Times: Environment

Coronavirus is having another effect on California's environment by curtailing enforcement of clean-air rules that could help protect people's lungs.

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In MN, enforcement of pollution laws goes on — with a few exceptions 14.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The state Pollution Control Agency said it’s still requiring industries, farms and other entities with air, water or waste permits to follow state environmental regulations. But it’s also granting leeway in meeting some of those requirements, prompting some environmental groups to call for more transparency.
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Indian households’ ineffective waste management is putting sanitation workers at risk of Covid-19 10.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Sanitation workers, like frontline health workers, should be provided with personal protective equipment.
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Cleaner River Water, Better Air Quality - Positive Effects Of Lockdown 5.4.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The nationwide lockdown that brought 1.3 billion people to a stop has apparently caused positive changes in the environment, atleast temporarily. Skies are clearer and river water seems cleaner.
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Yamuna River's Water "Looking Cleaner" Amid Lockdown: Delhi Jal Board 5.4.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The closure of industrial units in Delhi-NCR during the lockdown led to an improvement in water quality of the Yamuna river toxic wastes and effluents are not being discharged into it, said...
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IIT Guwahati Making Robots To Deliver Food To Isolated COVID-19 Patients 1.4.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) are developing two robots which can be deployed in isolation wards for COVID-19 infected cases for delivery of food and medicine to patients and...
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Mass disinfections to combat coronavirus pose another health hazard 31.3.2020 Reuters: Top News
A drone dispersed clouds of disinfectant in the sky above Indonesia's second-largest city Surabaya on Tuesday, a response to the coronavirus pandemic which is catching on around the world despite warnings from health experts.
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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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