User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Hazardous Waste
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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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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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Explosion at China chemical plant kills 47 and injures hundreds more 22.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 47 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously.

Thursday's blast in an industrial park in the city of Yancheng, north of Shanghai, was one of China's worst industrial...

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EPA sets long-term goals for Superfund site created by Gold King Mine spill 14.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three long-term goals Wednesday for cleaning up the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site in southwestern Colorado.
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India bans all imports of solid plastic waste 7.3.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
A loophole in a similar existing law had led to a four-fold increase in such imports within a year, an environmental organisation claimed in January.
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India bans imports of solid plastic waste 7.3.2019 Sify Finance
The Indian government has banned import of solid plastic waste into the country including in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and by Export Oriented Units (EOU), an official statement said on Wednesday.
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Amendment in Hazardous Waste (Management& Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 6.3.2019 Govt of india: PIB
In order to strengthen the implementation of environmentally sound management of hazardous waste in the country, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has amended the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management & Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 vide notification G.S.R.
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Tied up Andover landfill money rolled into package signed by Walz 6.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency had sought funds to excavate hazardous waste from the Waste Disposal Engineering landfill in Andover.
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Gold company says EPA is mishandling Colorado mining cleanup 27.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
A gold company said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is mismanaging the Superfund cleanup of nearly 50 old mining sites in southwestern Colorado and should be removed as the agency in charge.
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Brown cloud emerges in Denver metro; indoor burning restrictions in effect 27.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Air quality in the Denver metro area took a turn for the worse Tuesday as an increase in particulates triggered reduced visibility, indoor burning restrictions and a health warning.
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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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MPCA seeks funds to clean up old Andover landfill 24.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The MPCA wants to excavate hazardous waste from the old Waste Disposal Engineering landfill in Anoka County to avoid further contamination of air and water.
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“We are left with the dregs”: Heron Pond’s toxic brew spotlights obstacles in Denver’s push to regain green space 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver’s willingness to embrace the contaminated Heron Pond and surrounding industrial land as a site for future parkland reflects the increasingly difficult challenge of establishing enough public green space to keep pace with population growth and development. Denver has fallen behind other U.S. cities in urban parks and open space.
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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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Why Karnataka cities are struggling to manage waste: DPRs may hold answers 10.1.2019 Citizen Matters
DPRs, or Detailed Project Reports, prepared according to Swachh Bharat Mission guidelines, should form the base for planning and execution of SWM in urban local bodies. Find out what the CAG says about them in its performance audit report.
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Kumbh Mela: UP Police to keep eye on River Ganga, its tributaries to check industrial waste disposal in water 9.1.2019 Zee News : States
Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday directed their department officials to keep an eye on River Ganga and its tributaries during Kumbh Mela so that no industrial waste is disposed of in the water. Actions will be taken if such activities come to notice, police added.
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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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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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