User: chintan Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
Last updated: May 17 2019 18:21 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Brazil's Vale warns another mining dam at risk of collapse 17.5.2019 BBC: Science
A mining dam could collapse as early as next week, months after a similar disaster killed 230 people.
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India sets the tone at COP meetings of Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions held in Geneva. 16.5.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The joint meetings of three conventions on chemicals and waste that is the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal  (COP 14) was held along with the ninth meeting of the COP to Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade and the ninth meeting of the COP to Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.
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Cancer, lung ailments are on the rise in Kolkata. Yet the city is doing little to curb air pollution 16.5.2019 Scroll.in
It has the highest age-adjusted incidence of lung cancer among major Indian cities and 4 out of every 10 persons suffer from obstructive airways diseases.
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New 'superfunds' gear up to manage Britain's deficit-ridden pensions 15.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
Britain's company pension schemes, grappling with ageing former employees and low investment returns, may start to transfer their assets into new so-called superfunds in the coming weeks, according to people involved in the ...
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In L.A. and the Bay Area, environmental law is used to block homeless shelters 15.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earlier this spring, residents of a San Francisco waterfront neighborhood put up a plea on GoFundMe, seeking to raise $100,000 to file a lawsuit under one of California’s landmark environmental laws.

The fundraiser, which surpassed its goal, wasn’t intended to fight a toxic waste facility or industrial...

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Alarming spike in cancer incidence, yet Kolkata does little to control pollution 15.5.2019 Citizen Matters
From flawed solid waste management to vehicular emissions, Kolkata's abysmal quality of air has many causes. When will the government wake up?
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Philippines' Duterte talks trash (literally) to Canada, threatening war over garbage 24.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
More than 100 shipping containers had been declared to hold recyclable plastic scraps. But when they arrived in Manila, officials found household trash, including adult diapers.
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People in this Mumbai slum barely make it to 40; here’s why 24.4.2019 Citizen Matters
For decades, waste has been Mumbai's teeming, unsolvable problem. Slums around the city's dumping ground are now Asia's largest, exposing ragpickers and the general population to serious health risks. All plans and commitments to waste management, meanwhile, appear figurative.
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China urges local governments to shell out resources to treat soil pollution 22.4.2019 Reuters: World News
China has urged local authorities to invest more to clean up contaminated agricultural land, with some regions still failing to take responsibility for dangerous levels of soil pollution, the country's agriculture ministry said on Monday.
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Tale of a dying lake: Hyderabad’s Kudi Kunta 20.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Once upon a time, Kudi Kunta lake was a drinking water source - how did it get to be a stinking cesspool?
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Zooming into the environmental problems of a growing Chennai 19.4.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A look at the environmental issues that Chennai faced since the 2014 national elections, through the camera lens.
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France's Suez says to help China improve chemical industry safety after blast 17.4.2019 Reuters: World News
China has asked French utility Suez SA to help the country's efforts to tackle underlying safety issues in its massive chemical sector after a deadly explosion in the eastern coastal city of Yancheng last month, a company executive said.
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Rocky Mountain Arsenal continues to leak contaminants into groundwater, Colorado health department lawsuit says 16.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has sued the U.S. Army claiming that dangerous chemicals including pesticides continue to leach into groundwater at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
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Saving the Salton Sea isn’t just California’s problem, says Sen. Dianne Feinstein 6.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: I agree with the March 29 editorial that projects to cover the shrinking Salton Sea’s exposed shoreline are desperately needed to prevent an environmental and public health crisis.

In the recent farm bill, I secured provisions that made the Salton Sea eligible for Department of Agriculture...

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Waste violation settlement costs Tesla $ 86000 2.4.2019 Sify Finance
Reaching a settlement with US-based Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over waste violation has cost electric vehicle maker Tesla $86,000.
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Tesla will pay $31,000 to settle U.S. EPA hazardous waste claims 2.4.2019 Reuters: Money News
Tesla Inc will pay a $31,000 penalty and purchase $55,000 in emergency response equipment for a California city under a settlement reached with the Environmental Protection Agency over federal hazardous waste violations at its automotive factory, the government said ...
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IIT Madras converts petroleum waste toluene into useful product 30.3.2019 Hindu: Internet
A green oxidant and water instead of organic acid were used for converting toluene into benzoic acid
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Dumpsites polluting the soil: local study 27.3.2019 Hindu: Bangalore
Concentration of heavy metals 74% more in dumpsites as compared to adjacent areas
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Delhi: Two dead after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning restaurant’s sewage treatment plant 24.3.2019 Scroll.in
The two men were sent to clean the kitchen waste plant without any safety gear.
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Residents of Brazil town try to rebuild lives after another deadly dam disaster 24.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It was a quiet Friday in January when the residents here first heard the trees falling. A dam at the local iron ore mine had collapsed, generating a wave of toxic waste that crushed everything in its path. Residents tried to outrun the rust-red mud as it engulfed their homes, their cars, their...

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