User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
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Thermocol experiment 24.4.2017 Hindu: Opinion
It is strange that a Minister in Tamil Nadu, while floating a peculiar idea, forgot simple physics when he wanted to beat the sun: his failure to factor in another natural force, wind (“After thermoco...
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Segregation of waste to be made mandatory 23.4.2017 Hindu: Cities
Corporation plans to penalise those who fail to comply
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Embattled EPA pitches 40 “quick fixes” to slow poisoning of water at inactive Colorado mines 23.4.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
"Funding is a question. We certainly will be requesting money this year. We will start the work as soon as the funding is available - no earlier than probably the fourth quarter this year." - EPA remedial project manager Rebecca Thomas
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Make kidney health a priority: Experts 22.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
With an estimated 10 per cent of people worldwide having chronic kidney disease (CKD), and about nine in 10 of them being unaware of their condition, health experts have called for making kidney health a priority in both developed and developing countries.
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Mining company wants some sites removed from Superfund area 22.4.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The owner of an inactive gold mine in southwestern Colorado is asking a court to remove more than half the 48 sites from a Superfund cleanup area established after a massive wastewater spill from another mine.
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Longmont ordinance would prohibit standing on unsafe traffic medians 22.4.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
People who stand or sit on traffic medians at nine Longmont intersections would risk being ticketed, under an ordinance up for initial City Council consideration on Tuesday night.
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NDMC starts sanitation drive in Lutyen's Delhi 22.4.2017 DNA: Top News
With an aim to make Lutyen's zone garbage free, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has started a 45-day campaign to segregate the solid waste management from the residential areas. Starting from Friday, around 100 volunteers will go door-to-door to create awareness about the cleanliness and segregation of garbage. "These volunteers will go door-to-door so as to create awareness in the New Delhi area about the segregation of garbage in the components such as bio-wet and bio-dry. As per the plan, around 50,000 house-holds would be covered by these 100 volunteers," said Naresh Kumar, chairman, NDMC. The campaign will also include various NGOs, RWAs, market associations and students. In addition to it, the e-waste and domestic hazardous waste would be collected separately and disposed off scientifically. "The campaign would be aimed at to bring about the behavioral change in the public at large and also to sensitize the people of all walks of life to make the swachhta as a routine and regular exercise in ...
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Inter-Ministerial Delegation to Participate in Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm Conventions in Geneva 21.4.2017 Govt of india: PIB
An inter-ministerial Indian delegation headed by the Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, will participate in the 2017 Conference of Parties (COPs) to the Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm (BRS) Conventions. The delegation will include
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‘Environmental racism is here’: Ind. city ‘bombarded by lead’ confronts EPA chief 20.4.2017 Washington Post
‘Environmental racism is here’: Ind. city ‘bombarded by lead’ confronts EPA chief
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EPA chief makes first Superfund site visit with Indiana stop 20.4.2017 AP Politics
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency toured an Indiana public-housing complex on Wednesday where roughly 1,000 people were ordered evacuated because of lead contamination, his first visit to a Superfund site that some environmental advocates called a major leadership test....
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Lack of industrial waste treatment facility in Mysuru under focus 20.4.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
This, after a boy recently succumbed to burns ostensibly caused by chemical wastes dumped by factory units
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Toys in Delhi's markets laced with toxic elements: Study 19.4.2017 DNA: Health
Rubik's Cube, a puzzle toy designed to exercise the mind, available in the markets of Delhi might actually impair the nervous system of your child and stunt his intellectual growth, a study has claimed.
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Bengaluru: NGT shuts down industries near Bellandur lake 19.4.2017 India Today| Must Read
The National Green Tribunal has given one month's time to the authorities to free the lake of all pollutant.
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NGT shuts down industries near Bengaluru lake, slaps fine 19.4.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
The green panel gave the state authorities one month's time to free the lake of all pollutants.
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NGT shuts down industries near Bengaluru lake, imposes Rs 5 lakh fine 19.4.2017 News
The green panel gave the state authorities one month's time to free the lake of all pollutants
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Shifting of tanneries: Kanpur exporters losing business to Pakistan 17.4.2017 News
Ban on slaughter houses and proposed shifting oftanneries from Kanpur in name of cleaning Ganga is hampering leather export from the country.Leather exporters from Kanpur are losing business to their counterparts inPakistan. The leather exporters from Kanpur are apprehending that at least 50per cent of their export has has already gone to Pakistan.The recent crisis on leather industry is causingdent to 6000 crore annual export from Kanpur. According to leather exportersfrom Kanpur in first quarter of current fiscal their business could reduce by50 per cent. Leather industry in Kanpur gives employment to around three lakhpeople directly or indirectly. Leather exporters from Kanpur get toughcompetition from Pakistan in saddlery, sofa material and shoe export. Due tothe recent crisis the exporters from Kanpur are not getting foreign orders. In therecently concluded international leather exhibition at Hongkong the Indian Pavilionwore deserted look unlike that of Pakistan which witness .
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Yogi Adityanath government's big step to save river Ganga - Kanpur tanneries may be shifted soon! 16.4.2017 Zee News : States
UP CM Yogi Adityanath, known for taking big and bold steps, is likely to take another big decision to save river Ganga.
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UP CM Adityanath wants to shift Kanpur's 400 tanneries in bid to save Ganga 16.4.2017 Business Standard: News Now
The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has favoured the shifting of British-era tanneries releasing toxic wastes into the river Ganga at Kanpur. The UP government has told the National Green Tribunal that hunt for a new site for setting up of these leather units, which are the "major source of pollution" in Ganga, is under consideration and would be identified soon. Last year, the then Akhilesh Yadav government had opposed the idea of shifting of over 400 tanneries giving employment to over two million people, saying the moving the tannery hubs to some other place was almost "next to impossible" due to paucity of land. The Yogi government's decision favouring shifting them was conveyed at a high-level meeting held in the NGT which was chaired by the green panel's Chairman Justice Swatanter Kumar. The NGT chief was apprised by the state's Additional Chief Secretary of Environment & Forest that a call in principle has been taken to shift out the tanneries from the ...
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Doing auto repairs at an HOA parking lot? Here's a crash course in the violations 15.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Question: We’re a small HOA with limited parking. There’s an owner who runs an auto-repair business from his unit. He also occupies more parking spots than those allotted to him — about four in all — and does mechanic work in those spots, including oil changes and transmission and brake repair.

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US: Nuke site cleanup efforts paying off for Idaho aquifer 14.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant aquifer below an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility is as free of radioactive contamination and other pollutants as it has been in more than six decades of monitoring but the water level of the aquifer is at its lowest ever recorded, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released […]
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