User: chintan Topic: Waste
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EPA expected to issue new regulations for the disposal of coal ash 19.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

Friday’s announcement will provide the first controls for the handling and storage of the toxic waste left behind at coal-burning power plants

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Dam breaks, tainted wells prompt new look at coal-ash dumps that escaped EPA review 18.12.2014 Washington Post
CHESTER, W.V. — When work began on a strange new reservoir in the hills outside this Ohio River town, local officials promoted the project as offering something for everyone: An aquatic playground for boaters and sunbathers, and for the local power plant, a dump.Read full article >>
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$300 million Great Lakes restoration bill stalls in Congress; Sponsor promises new try in 2015 18.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Super-bacteria found in Rio bay ahead of 2016 Olympic sailing 17.12.2014 TOI: All Headlines
Super-bacteria found in Rio bay ahead of 2016 Olympic sailing
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Godrej targets higher energy conservation with green initiative 14.12.2014 HBL: Companies
Aims for 25 per cent reduction in energy consumption, zero waste, carbon neutrality
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Veggies from Yamuna floodplains may be highly contaminated 13.12.2014 Hindu: Cities
High levels of pollution in the Yamuna has been a cause for concern. With the latest research showing the presence of heavy metals in the river, water environmentalists have demanded creation of m...
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Lessons from a cold night of death 11.12.2014 All Beyond Business Stories
The home page of the website for Make in India - the principle project of the newly elected National Democratic Alliance government to attract foreign investment - displays its logo: the silhouette of a lion, with mechanical wheels within it. An ...
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Between flames, fumes and bare hands: The untold story of Bengaluru's e-waste 9.12.2014 Citizen Matters

The quantity of e-waste produced in the city is unknown, and facilities for scientific processing non-existent. How then, does the e-waste get processed?

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Polish waste-processing firm rejects toxic shipment from El Salvador 9.12.2014 L.A. Times - World News
A waste incineration plant in southern Poland has rejected a shipment of pesticide-tainted soil and runoff from El Salvador after residents staged protests over the impending delivery of waste linked to kidney disease.
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Poland rejects toxic waste shipped from El Salvador due to be destroyed in southern town 8.12.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Bhopal gas tragedy: How it happened 8.12.2014 CNN-IBN: India
Chouhan says that the Carbide plant in Bhopal was inferior to a similar plant of Union Carbide Corporation in West Virgina in terms of design, technology and training of personnel.
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Benzene: one family's long fight to prove link to leukemia in children 8.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
As Jarrett McElheney’s story shows, powerful petrochemical industrial interests have resisted every step towards recognition of a lethal problem Inside the petrochemical industry’s $36m ‘research strategy’ on benzene It was 29 December 1998, six years after Jill McElheney and her family had moved next to a cluster of 12 petroleum storage tanks. Jill was escorting her son Jarrett, then 4, to the doctor again. He had spent the day slumped in a stroller, looking so pale and fatigued that a stranger stopped her to ask if he was all right. It was an encounter Jill couldn’t shake. For the previous three months, she had noticed her once-energetic preschooler deteriorating. He complained of pain in his knee, which grew excruciating. It migrated to his shoulder and then his leg. His shins swelled, as did his temples. At night, Jarrett awoke drenched in sweat, screaming from spasms. Jill took him to a pediatrician and an infectious-disease specialist. A rheumatologist diagnosed him with anemia. It’s in the ...
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Book on Bhopal Gas Tragedy stresses need to strengthen govt institutions 8.12.2014 Central Chronicle » Nation
Agencies, New Delhi Despite vast improvement in legislations for chemical industrial disasters and workers safety... more »
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Sunita Narain: 30 years after - learning from Bhopal 7.12.2014 All Current Affairs Stories
Thirty years after we must recognise that the Bhopal gas disaster had impacts far beyond the boundary of the ill-fated city and its people
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Clive Palmer's refinery charged over alleged Great Barrier Reef toxic spill 6.12.2014 Guardian: Environment

A nickel refinery owned by the Palmer United party leader has been charged with six environmental breaches and faces a $1.1m fine for each charge

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Conservation groups say Duke Energy plant leaks coal ash into N.C. river 5.12.2014 LA Times: Environment
Three environmental groups said Thursday that they have discovered toxic coal ash leaks from a retired Duke Energy coal plant in North Carolina, allegedly polluting the Yadkin River nine months after a massive coal ash spill from a Duke plant fouled the nearby Dan River in February.
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Old batteries 'could power slums' 5.12.2014 BBC: Technology
Old laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power homes in slums, researchers say.
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Bhopal gas tragedy: Will the suffering ever end? 4.12.2014 DNA: Bangalore
Bhopal gas tragedy: Will the suffering ever end?
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Guest: Why the EPA’s plan is the best way forward for the Duwamish River 4.12.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
With a plan in hand to clean up the Duwamish River, the Environmental Protection Agency needs support from all quarters to bring the milestone task to fruition, writes guest columnist Dennis McLerran.
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Survivors recall Bhopal gas tragedy on 30th anniversary, demand compensation 3.12.2014 New Kerala: India News
Bhopal, Dec. 3 : Survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy, which occurred 30 years ago, on Wednesday recalled the night when toxic gas leaked from a pesticide factory in the city and killed thousands.
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