User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Oct 06 2019 11:19 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Toxic pollution in Sutlej waters puts one crore lives at stake across three states 6.10.2019 Citizen Matters
Indiscriminate dumping of industrial effluents and untreated municipal waste in the Sutlej river, and various other channels flowing into it, is causing unprecedented incidence of cancer and other health hazards in the three states of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
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Indonesia Returning Hundreds Of Containers Of Contaminated Waste To West 19.9.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Indonesia is sending back hundreds of containers of contaminated waste to the West after shipments supposedly containing plastic meant for recycling were found to hide hazardous substances, customs...
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Indonesia Sends Back Hundreds Of Shipping Containers Full Of Waste 4.9.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their countries of origin, according to the customs agency, as the Southeast Asian nation pushes back against becoming a...
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Khelen Thokchom Trust : Fellowship doors opened for scribes 2.9.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Khelen Thokchom Trust : Fellowship doors opened for scribes
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Khelen Thokchom Media Fellowship announced 2.9.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Khelen Thokchom Media Fellowship announced
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Tech innovation: Eco-friendly plastic could help combat India’s air pollution problem 27.8.2019 Scroll.in
According to researchers in Genoa, bioplastics can be decomposable and made from agro waste, helping solve both the plastic and crop burning problem.
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How Kasturba Nagar residents are working towards a cleaner Adyar 21.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Members of ROKA -- Residents Of Kasturba Nagar Association -- write about the association's dedicated efforts to restore cleanliness and hygiene in the larger neighbourhood, with proper waste management practices in place.
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Nanotechnology can make food safer. So why is it being seen with suspicion? 18.8.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The relatively new technology could help overcome poor yields and malnutrition but concerns about its safety to humans and the environment also remain.
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Essar To Blame For Madhya Pradesh Toxic Ash Leak, Says Report 18.8.2019 NDTV News - Latest
A three-member committee investigating the leak of toxic material from a coal-fired power plant in Singrauli distict in Madhya Pradesh, which contaminated farmland in a four-kilometre radius, has...
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IIT Hyderabad, NIT Researchers Develop Bone Substitutes From Eggshells 14.8.2019 NDTV News - Latest
IIT, Hyderabad and NIT, Jalandhar Researchers have developed a process by which bone implant materials can be synthesized from waste eggshells.
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Essar Asked To Pay Rs 50 Lakh To Madhya Pradesh Farmers After Ash Leak 13.8.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Days after a toxic ash leak at a coal plant in Madhya Pradesh damaged farmland in a 4-km area, the local administration has directed the power company to deposit Rs 50 lakh as compensation to the...
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Report: Great Lakes cleanups boost economic development 13.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Work that was done along the St. Louis River and Bay in Duluth was highlighted in the report. The study reviewed efforts to restore harbors, river mouths and other spots that were contaminated with toxic wastes during the industrial boom era.
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Environmental groups move to sue South Bay refinery over mishandling of hazardous waste 7.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Environmental groups move to sue Phillips 66 South Bay refinery for violating hazardous waste laws.

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Sri Lanka Says Part Of Illegal Waste From UK Sent To India 26.7.2019 NDTV News - India-news
Sri Lankan investigation into nearly 3,000 tonnes of illegally imported hazardous waste has shown that some of it was sent on to India and Dubai, a top minister said Friday.
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Special Report: The wildcat goldminers doomed by their toxic trade 25.7.2019 Reuters: World News
A few years after coming as a teenager to this Ghanaian town to prospect for gold, Yaw Ngoha had made enough cash to marry his sweetheart and build a house with a porch, to which he would later add a flat-screen TV and satellite dish.
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Sri Lankans demand UK take back rotting waste 24.7.2019 BBC: World
Decomposing containers containing hazardous waste, labelled as "recycling", arrived from the UK.
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Andover reckons with past pollution as landfill’s hazardous waste cleanup begins 24.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1970s, Minnesota allowed hazardous waste to be dumped at a site in what was then the far outskirts of the Twin Cities. Today, the landfill is surrounded by homes, ball fields and a creek. The state is paying $22 million to clean it up.
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35 years on, govt looks away as Bhopal neighbourhood continues to drink chemical-laden water 20.7.2019 Citizen Matters
Two generations have seen the light of day since the disastrous gas leak at Bhopal's Union Carbide factory. Yet, children are still born with congenital defects and people battle chronic illness, as thousands of tons of chemical waste lie in the open, contaminating air and water. Is the state even bothered?
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Is your yoga mat bad for the environment? 19.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Yoga mats have long been made with PVC, a highly toxic plastic. Now manufacturers are using alternatives, including cork and biodegradable tree rubber.

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How one of Delhi’s tallest structures is contributing to climate change 17.7.2019 Citizen Matters
Intense summers are not uncommon in Delhi, but when temperatures soared to 48 degrees this June, it was a record even by city standards. Could emissions from the East Delhi Ghazipur landfill have had a role to play?
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