User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Hazardous Waste
Last updated: Nov 20 2019 03:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Minneapolis ends residential battery recycling amid fire concerns 20.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minneapolis officials said Tuesday that batteries will no longer be picked up from residential recycling, although some will be allowed in the trash. Hennepin County also recently curbed its battery recycling over worries about fires.
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50000 workers face serious health risks in illegal e-waste processing units in Delhi 11.11.2019 Citizen Matters
A study identified 15 e-waste processing hotspots in Delhi, housing 5000 units that operate without any safeguards for its employees, who are exposed to chemical or metallic dusts, vapour and acidic effluents.
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State hits Water Gremlin over new hazardous waste violations 6.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The maker of lead-based products has let the chemical TCE and used motor oil leak into soils under its White Bear Township building, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says. Other state regulators shut the plant last week over lead contamination concerns.
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EPA to scale back federal rules restricting waste from coal-fired power plants 4.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday plans to relax rules that govern how power plants store waste from burning coal and release water containing toxic metals into nearby waterways, according to agency officials.
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E-cigarette fire risk leads Hennepin Co. to curb battery recycling 30.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The county is ending battery recycling at city and county buildings, libraries, schools, and community centers. The change came after a vaping pen started smoldering in one battery recycling receptacle, forcing the Westonka Library to call the fire department.
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Haryana to release more water to dilute amonia, DJB to ensure water supply to city: Kejriwal 30.9.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the Haryana government has assured to soon release more water for the National Capital to dilute the presence of ammonia. The CM said he has directed the Delhi Jal Board to ensure that no part of the capital goes dry and if required, divert water […]
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Flamingos in the city: Sabarmati project brings winged visitors to Ahmedabad 22.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Huge flocks of flamingos as well as other species of birds are being spotted on the banks of Sabarmati, bang in the middle of the city, for the first time this season. Riverfront development officials say that cleaning and bioremediation of the river have made this possible.
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How Kasturba Nagar residents are working towards a cleaner Adyar 21.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Members of ROKA -- Residents Of Kasturba Nagar Association -- write about the association's dedicated efforts to restore cleanliness and hygiene in the larger neighbourhood, with proper waste management practices in place.
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Environmental groups move to sue South Bay refinery over mishandling of hazardous waste 7.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Environmental groups move to sue Phillips 66 South Bay refinery for violating hazardous waste laws.

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Sri Lankans demand UK take back rotting waste 24.7.2019 BBC: World
Decomposing containers containing hazardous waste, labelled as "recycling", arrived from the UK.
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Andover reckons with past pollution as landfill’s hazardous waste cleanup begins 24.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1970s, Minnesota allowed hazardous waste to be dumped at a site in what was then the far outskirts of the Twin Cities. Today, the landfill is surrounded by homes, ball fields and a creek. The state is paying $22 million to clean it up.
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Trump administration fact check: Environment, VA, Russia and jobs 13.7.2019 Denver Post: National News Headlines
President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim.
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Neguse bill would ban drilling under Rocky Flats and other Superfund sites 13.7.2019 Denver Post: Business
Following the furor late last year over a proposal to drill for oil and gas beneath the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant northwest of Denver, U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse introduced legislation Friday to ban mineral extraction underneath the nation's Superfund sites.
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Rabid bat found along Greeley Fourth of July parade route 11.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
A bat found crawling along the Greeley Fourth of July parade route has tested positive for rabies, according to a statement from the Greeley department of public health.
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Mining company rejects EPA order for Superfund cleanup work 11.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
A mining company says it won't carry out cleanup work ordered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as part of a Superfund project in southwest Colorado.
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Trump touts 'environmental leadership,' even as D.C. has floods and critics pounce 9.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In an East Room event that played like a campaign rally, President Trump touted his push for clean air and "crystal clear" water. He made no mention of climate change, a growing concern for voters.
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The Long Shadow: A note about the project from photojournalist RJ Sangosti 30.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver Post photojournalist RJ Sangosti describes what led him to produce the documentary photo project "The Long Shadow" and why the story of Denver's Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods should resonate with readers.
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Flow of raw sewage into Ganga will be stopped by 2022-Shekhawat 28.6.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today asserted that flow of raw sewage into the river Ganga will be completely stopped by 2022 and the government is working on a Mission Mode to achieve this target.
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EPA: No serious health risk from southwestern Colorado mines 21.6.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Environmental Protection Agency says contamination from nearly 50 mining sites in southwestern Colorado doesn't pose a serious risk for human health.
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Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste 17.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When the MV Bavaria cargo ship chugged out of a Philippine port one morning last month carrying 69 containers of rotted Canadian garbage, it didn’t just end a messy diplomatic spat between the two countries.

It also signaled a sea change in the global recycling system.

After years of pressure,...

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