User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
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The environmental cost of India’s efforts to promote ‘ease of doing business’ 16.1.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
A slew of measures has relaxed protocols to regulate pollution-causing industries.
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What is artisanal gold and why is it booming? 15.1.2020 Reuters: Money News
A rapid rise in the price of gold since 2000 has driven millions of people to deposits in Africa, South America and elsewhere where they dig for gold using basic technology.
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Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump 5.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, the EPA reported.

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Backlog of toxic Superfund cleanups grows under Trump 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The EPA released figures over the holidays showing that 34 projects to clean up the nation's most polluted sites stalled last year for lack of money.
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Adult suspect in STEM school shooting pleads not guilty at arraignment 3.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The adult suspect in last year's STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Douglas County District Court on Thursday.
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Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump 3.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, nearly triple the number that were stalled for lack of money in the Obama era, according to 2019 figures quietly released by the Environmental Protection Agency over the winter holidays.
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Polluting and unviable: Five reasons Bengaluru’s Waste-to-Energy plants can fail 31.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
A resident of Electronic City where one of the Waste-to-Energy plants is slated to come up, analyses why BBMP's push for the plants is misguided
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Chennai Buzz: New performance-based waste contract | Corporation’s ‘secret agents’ | New Year eve security… and more 30.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Waste, water, commute options -- catch the important civic news from your city over the last seven days,
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Officials identify mysterious bright green liquid that spilled onto Michigan highway 24.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Investigators say they believe the substance found on a freeway north of Detroit is groundwater mixed with a chemical called hexavalent chromium. The public safety risk is minimal, officials say.
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Tijuana River's toxic sewer sludge dangerous for migrants and border agents 23.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A Thanksgiving night rescue highlighted the dangerous route border-crossers take through storm drains filled with human waste and dangerous chemicals.

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India plans bio-gas plants to tackle toxic pollution, but experts sceptical 18.12.2019 Reuters: Top News
India is planning to set up more than 100 bio-gas plants and provide thousands of farmers with machines to dispose of crop stubble in a bid to halt the choking crop-burning pollution that blights the country every winter.
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Green Laws Must For Railway Stations: National Green Tribunal 15.12.2019 NDTV News - India-news
Railway stations across the country are required to obtain necessary environmental permissions as several polluting activities take place there, the National Green Tribunal has said.
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Gas Victims Fight For Justice 3.12.2019 Central Chronicle
Hundreds of survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster formed a human chain outside the Union Carbide Factory to express their dismay over denial of justice to them 35 years after the tragedy stuck Bhopal. The gas survivors resolved that they will continue to fight for their rights. The speakers on the occasion emphasized the inadequate […]
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Toxic Foam Blankets Chennai's Marina Beach, Causes Pollution Hazard 2.12.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
A menacing white foam covered one of the most famous beaches in Chennai for the fourth straight day today creating a new pollution hazard for the country.
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Letters to the Editor: Coachella Valley luxury beach resorts are a climate change 'jack-boot stomp' 28.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Coachella Valley faces an existential threat in the Salton Sea crisis, yet more beach clubs for wealthy patrons are popping up.

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DR Congo workers for Feronia made impotent by pesticides - HRW 25.11.2019 BBC: World
A UK government-funded firm is accused of not doing enough to protect workers in DR Congo.
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Schools shut in Lahore as city chokes in toxic smog 22.11.2019 Reuters: Top News
Schools across Pakistan's second largest city Lahore closed for the second time in a month on Friday, with the city blanketed in a toxic smog that experts say is putting residents at risk.
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Minneapolis ends residential battery recycling amid fire concerns 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minneapolis officials said Tuesday that batteries will no longer be picked up from residential recycling, although some will be allowed in the trash. Hennepin County also recently curbed its battery recycling over worries about fires.
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Opinion: California's San Onofre nuclear plant is a Chernobyl waiting to happen 19.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Closing the San Onofre nuclear plant didn't end its threat since nuclear waste is stored at the facility, which sits on an erosion-prone bluff.

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Letters to the Editor: It was a bad idea to nuke the Marshall Islands. Has the U.S. learned a lesson? 16.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Short-sightedness led the U.S. to test nuclear weapons and devastate the Marshall Islands. Hopefully, we've grown wiser since then.

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