User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
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Advocacy groups file petition to unseal nearly 30-year-old grand jury records on Rocky Flats 11.1.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Community groups have filed a petition asking the federal government to unseal Cold War-era grand jury documents against a former nuclear weapons plant, now the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge and Superfund site.
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Bengaluru is hot. Steel flyover will make it hotter, it needs to be dropped 10.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
An umbrella of hot air over the built-up area of the city is an 'urban heat-island’. There are many processes contributing to the temperature —air pollutants, vehicular movements, loss of tree cover and more. Steel flyover could be one of them.
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Millions of tons of Camp fire debris needs to go somewhere — but no one wants it 7.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The long road to recovery in the town of Paradise starts with removing millions of tons of charred rubble left in the Camp fire’s wake.

But the question remains: Where will it all go?

Disaster officials are scrambling to secure a place to sort and process the remnants of nearly 19,000 structures...

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TN pollution regulator refuses to reopen Vedanta's Sterlite copper plant 2.1.2019 Sify Finance
The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on Wednesday rejected Vedanta's request for renewal of consent to operate its copper smelter plant in Tuticorin.
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We wish you a happy and plastic-free new year! 1.1.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
As the ban on single use plastics comes into effect in Tamil Nadu, we recap our stories related to solid waste management, and appeal to all our readers to join the movement.
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How garbage burning contributes to Bengaluru’s air quality crisis 28.12.2018 Citizen Matters
The mismanagement of solid waste continues in Bengaluru with incessant garbage burning. There are PILs filed in the High Court, but will they help reducing burning of garbage?
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New sustainable 'plastics' in the offing 26.12.2018 Zee News : Science and Technology
Plastics take hundreds of years to decay, So bottles and bags create plastic 'continents' in the oceans, endanger animals and pollute the environment.
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Armed with NGT order, Vedanta to approach govt to restart Tuticorin's Copper smelter unit 17.12.2018 Sify Finance
The Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin which was shut down post intense violence that left as many as 13 dead and over 60 injured in May 2018 could get back to life soon.
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How Bengaluru’s garbage killed Mavallipura’s environment 8.12.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Mavallipura garbage dump got closed after the court order. It just led to a new 'scientific' landfill close by. That should technically help the village. What does a visit to Mavallipura reveal?
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Five gross things we used to dump in the Mississippi River -- and what we're dumping now 3.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
From raw sewage to industrial waste, the Mississippi was the dump for all sorts of pollution. A retired state regulator and history buff helps us compare past and current threats to the river.
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Bhopal Gas Tragedy Continues To Choke Lives Of Survivors 3.12.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Thirty-four years after thousands of lives were snuffed out at an instant on the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984, the Bhopal gas tragedy continues to cast a shadow over the survivors of the...
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Togolese innovators turn the world's junk into robots 29.11.2018 BBC: World
How the 500,000 tonnes of e-waste that Togo imports each year has become a goldmine for its innovators.
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Hazardous waste treatment plant coming up in State 26.11.2018 The Assam Tribune
Hazardous waste treatment plant coming up in State
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Kovind markets Indian opportunities to Australian investors, companies 22.11.2018 Sify Finance
President Ram Nath Kovind, while stressing the need for strengthening the economic ties between India and Australia, on Thursday said that Indian market offered the
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Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind at the Australian Financial Review India Business Summit 22.11.2018 Govt of india: PIB
I am happy to be here to speak at the Australian Financial Review India Business Summit. I thank the organisers for the invitation to address Australia’s leading businesspersons and thought leaders.
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Italy accuses NGO migrant ship of dumping toxic waste 20.11.2018 Reuters: World News
Italian magistrates on Tuesday accused the Doctors without Borders (MSF) charity of illegally dumping toxic waste at ports in southern Italy in what MSF said was an attempt to halt migrant rescue efforts by other means.
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And the Word of the Year 2018 is... 20.11.2018 Zee News : India National
The runners' up were Big Dick Energy (BDE), Gaslighting, Techlash, Gammon, Incel, Cakeism, Overtourism and Orbiting. 
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Fighting the international fly tippers 14.11.2018 BBC News - US & Canada
How environmental campaigners battled to stop the Khian Sea from dumping America's hazardous waste in Haiti
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Toxic Fumes From Kolkata Garbage Dump Gives Delhi A Run For Its Money 7.11.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Pollution in Delhi has been very poor for the past many days. Other metro cities have fared much better than Delhi when it comes to Air Quality Index. However, Kolkata's Adarsh Nagar is one exception...
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Once flourishing, Guindy Estate is now the last place you’d want to be in. Why? 6.11.2018 Citizen Matters, Chennai
What was once reason for Chennai's pride, the estate developed around a cluster of small scale industries, has seen a sharp fall from grace, thanks to pathetic civic infrastructure. A look at the sorry state of affairs in the Guindy Industrial Estate today.
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