User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Feb 10 2016 08:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Garbage burning takes menacing proportions 10.2.2016 Hindu: News
: If you are on a walk or a drive in the morning on some main roads and those in residential colonies, you cannot miss those ubiquitous heaps of garbage set ablaze as an easy method of disposal.The Ko...
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La Plata County’s toxic waste management up, releases down in 2014, report finds 9.2.2016 Durango Herald
An annual report that tracks production-related waste from industrial facilities found nearly 750 pounds of toxic chemicals were disposed in La Plata County in 2014. However, that number is utterly dwarfed by the county to the south.Beginning in 1987, the Environmental Protection Agency requires qualifying energy companies to record how...
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Paper waste turned into non-toxic aerogel 9.2.2016 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Paper waste turned into non-toxic aerogel
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Greedy mint money by polluting 9.2.2016 Ahmedabad News, Ahmedabad City News | Cities News - Times of India
Poisonous vapours from the sewage line in house killed Shyama Kumawat, 26, a resident of Silver City Society on Vastral Road, and her daughters Sangeeta and Lalita in March last ...
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Paper waste turned into non-toxic, strong aerogel 7.2.2016 HBL: Home
Aerogel, finest insulation material
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Paper waste turned into green aerogel 7.2.2016 Zee News : Science and Technology
They can be squeezed to recover over 99 per cent of the crude oil absorbed.
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Costs of closing, cleaning toxic coal ash pits grows clearer 7.2.2016 AP Business
EDEN, N.C. (AP) -- Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia-North Carolina border, where the country's largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history....
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Durango, Silverton officials, governor back Superfund listing 6.2.2016 Durango Herald
DENVER – Officials are edging closer to recommending a Superfund listing in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill after closed-door meetings Friday. Gov. John Hickenlooper met with officials from Durango, Silverton and San Juan County late Friday afternoon. After the meeting, the governor said it appears stakeholders are on board...
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EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river 6.2.2016 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency says millions of gallons of wastewater that gushed from a Colorado gold mine last year may have sent more than 880,000 pounds of metals into a ...
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Waiting for Superfund 5.2.2016 Durango Herald
DENVER – State remediation, hazardous materials and waste management officials believe that a Superfund listing would provide the best resources to tackle leaking mines in the Upper Animas River Basin. But it would not be an instantaneous fix.A listing designates a site as blighted, allowing for an influx of federal dollars for...
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Gold King spill is a wake-up call 5.2.2016 Durango Herald
The Gold King Mine blowout six months ago that dumped 3 million gallons of orange sludge into western waterways spurred action that could lead to remedies for the long-standing problem of toxic drainage from thousands of abandoned mines.A flurry of bills has been introduced in Congress, and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper established a...
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Kolshet residents see red as toxic fumes choke area 5.2.2016 Thane - City - The Times of India
After the Deonar dumping ground incident in Mumbai a few days ago, residents of Kolshet have started complaining of air pollution allegedly due to burning of electronic waste in the area by scrap dealers from Mumbai. Sources claim that the cartel that used to operate around Deonar dump yard have now shifted to the lake city as vigilance has been stepped up in Mumbai following the recent fire ...
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Judge orders US agency to pay Yakama Nation for cleanup 5.2.2016 AP Washington
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been ordered to pay the Yakama Nation for costs related to cleaning up a contaminated island in Washington's Columbia River....
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'Audience biased against homespun films' 4.2.2016 deccanherald.com
The eighth annual Bengaluru International Film Festival saw many mainstream and independent Kannada movies being screened, but on the last day some directors pointed out that if given a choice, the audience would rather watch world cinema than regional makes, which is a bit disappointing. Although all the Kannada films were received with enthusiasm for straying away from popular narratives followed by 'star cast' productions, there was a noticeable bias against homespun stories. Director Srinath Vasistha, whose film 'Salila' caught some attention for its depiction of the water crisis (to be more specific, the impact of an increasingly industrialised world that does not blink twice to dispose of toxic waste into water bodies in rural areas), said that it is important for filmmakers to take part in film festivals but most people would rather catch a foreign language film than a Kannada one because of the stereotypes that surround the industry. But looking at the variety of stories the directors picked to ...
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Tightening of noose rings alarm bells of effluent release in residential nodes 4.2.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Tightening of noose rings alarm bells of effluent release in residential nodes
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Durango sends letter to Colorado governor in support of Superfund 4.2.2016 Durango Herald
As Silverton and San Juan County officials continue struggling with the terms of Superfund designation, Mayor Dean Brookie said the city of Durango sent a letter this week to Gov. John Hickenlooper supporting National Priorities Listing for a Silverton-area mining network, pointing to concerns about water quality for Durango...
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Durangoans demand more Superfund involvement 4.2.2016 Durango Herald
Nearly six months after the Gold King mine blowout, and with Silverton still in limbo over Superfund, a sense that downstream communities should take a larger role in negotiations regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s hazardous cleanup program is growing.At the San Juan Citizens Alliance’s quarterly meeting...
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Pollution blame game over residents' complaint 3.2.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Pollution blame game over residents' complaint
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Leaky pipelines cause locals to fear toxic waste pile-up in drains 3.2.2016 TOI: All Headlines
Leaky pipelines cause locals to fear toxic waste pile-up in drains
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Fault line of race 3.2.2016 FrontLine: World Affairs
“Black Lives Matter” is a cry from the heart of the frustrated black population. A white population in despair takes refuge in the toxic language of racism. By VIJAY PRASHAD
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