User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Mar 20 2019 14:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Madambakkam: Where civic body orders burning of inorganic waste 20.3.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Inorganic and recyclable waste being burnt in empty plots and smoke trails are a common sight in Madambakkam. What's more shocking is that it turns out that this is how the Town Panchayat wants the waste collected from over 13000 households in the area to be managed!
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Pasir Gudang: How one quiet lorry sparked a toxic waste crisis 20.3.2019 BBC: World
It was broad daylight in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, when up to 40 tonnes of waste slipped into the river.
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Malaysia shuts 111 schools, but says poisoning outbreak 'under control' 14.3.2019 Reuters: World News
Malaysia ordered 111 schools to close on Thursday as more than 200 children, teachers and others were taken to hospital after breathing in chemical fumes, but Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he believed the poisoning crisis was under control.
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Hundreds, Including Children, Fall Ill In Malaysia After Toxic Waste Dump 14.3.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Over 100 schools in Malaysia have been closed after the dumping of toxic waste into a river caused hundreds of people to fall ill, including many children, authorities said.
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EPA sets long-term goals for Superfund site created by Gold King Mine spill 14.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three long-term goals Wednesday for cleaning up the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site in southwestern Colorado.
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Malaysia shuts 111 schools as poisonings become 'more critical' 14.3.2019 Reuters: World News
Malaysia has shut more schools after a suspected chemical leak last week left more than 200 children, teachers and others being treated for poisoning, its education minister said late on Wednesday.
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As wildfires devour communities, toxic threats emerge 13.3.2019 Reuters: World News
As an uncontrollable wildfire turned the California town of Paradise to ash, air pollution researcher Keith Bein knew he had to act fast: Little is known about toxic chemicals released when a whole town burns and the wind would soon blow away evidence.
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Dozens treated for suspected chemical poisoning in Malaysia 7.3.2019 Reuters: World News
Thirty-five people, mostly students, have been treated for poisoning in Malaysia after a suspected chemical leak near two schools in the country's south on Thursday, officials said.
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India bans all imports of solid plastic waste 7.3.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
A loophole in a similar existing law had led to a four-fold increase in such imports within a year, an environmental organisation claimed in January.
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India bans imports of solid plastic waste 7.3.2019 Sify Finance
The Indian government has banned import of solid plastic waste into the country including in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and by Export Oriented Units (EOU), an official statement said on Wednesday.
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Centre Bans Imports Of Solid Plastic Waste 7.3.2019 NDTV News - Latest
The government has banned import of solid plastic waste into the country including in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and by Export Oriented Units (EOU), an official statement said on Wednesday.
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Amendment in Hazardous Waste (Management& Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 6.3.2019 Govt of india: PIB
In order to strengthen the implementation of environmentally sound management of hazardous waste in the country, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has amended the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management & Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 vide notification G.S.R.
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Tied up Andover landfill money rolled into package signed by Walz 6.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency had sought funds to excavate hazardous waste from the Waste Disposal Engineering landfill in Andover.
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Trash mountain, toxic canal highlight Serbia's EU waste challenge 1.3.2019 Reuters: World News
Workers handling rat-infested garbage on the outskirts of Belgrade face a double health hazard: from the trash itself and a nearby stream of raw sewage gushing into a canal on its way to the river Danube.
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Why your waste is causing sleepless nights in Ezhil Nagar and R R Nagar 27.2.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Serious flaws in garbage collection and disposal, impractical solutions, and corruption to top it all -- a public meeting discussed the chaotic waste management ecosystem in the city and how deeply it affects residents living near garbage dumps. However, citizens themselves hold the key to a better system.
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Gold company says EPA is mishandling Colorado mining cleanup 27.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
A gold company said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is mismanaging the Superfund cleanup of nearly 50 old mining sites in southwestern Colorado and should be removed as the agency in charge.
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Brown cloud emerges in Denver metro; indoor burning restrictions in effect 27.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Air quality in the Denver metro area took a turn for the worse Tuesday as an increase in particulates triggered reduced visibility, indoor burning restrictions and a health warning.
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The Nuclear Option Is the Real Green Deal 26.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
A coal plant produces about as much toxic waste in an hour as a nuclear plant produces in a year.
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Why do we see fewer migratory birds in Pallikaranai? 22.2.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Unabated dumping of garbage in the waters of Pallikaranai and rampant encroachment by the Chennai Corporation as well as the people have dealt a big blow to the biodiversity of the area.
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Blog: Voters, Please See. A 9-Point Clean Air Manifesto For Elections 22.2.2019 NDTV News - Latest
The air across many places in India is toxic. Pollution levels, while not at emergency levels like a few years ago, remain lethally high. A glance at social media will show you who are the most...
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