User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Hazardous Waste
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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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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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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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EPCA extends ban on construction activities, industries and entry of heavy vehicles till Nov 12 10.11.2018 Zee News : India National
The Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Saturday wrote to Delhi Chief Secretary urging to extend the ban on industries using coal and biomass in the national capital due to high pollution levels.
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No time to breathe clean? Environment ministers of 4 states skip key meeting 2.11.2018 Zee News : India National
Steps taken by states to control stubble burning "are far from satisfactory", Union minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday as environment ministers of four states around Delhi, including Haryana and Punjab, where the practice is rampant, skipped a crucial meet to discuss measures to stop air pollution levels from deteriorating further.
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10 Day Long Clean Air Campaign Launched In Delhi and Four Major NCR Cities. 1.11.2018 Govt of india: PIB
An aggressive ten day long Clean Air Campaign from 01st to 10th November, 2018 was launched today in Delhi by Union Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan. To monitor and report polluting activities as well as to ensure quick action, 52 teams were jointly flagged off by Union Minister for Environment, Forest &Climate Change and the Minister from Government of Delhi.
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10 Day Long Clean Air Campaign Launched In Delhi and Four Major NCR Cities 1.11.2018 Govt of india: PIB
An aggressive ten day long Clean Air Campaign from 01st to 10th November, 2018 was launched today in Delhi by Union Environment Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan. To monitor and report polluting activities as well as to ensure quick action, 52 teams were jointly flagged off by Union Minister for Environment, Forest &Climate Change and the Minister from Government of Delhi.
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The food on your plate: Is it safe? Is it organic? 11.10.2018 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
While organic fruits, vegetables and staples are much sought-after especially in metro cities like Bengaluru, consumers are often not able to verify the quality of the produce. What makes it ‘organic’ and how can we check?
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Cabinet approves Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Finland on Environmental Cooperation 10.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modihas approved Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Finland on Environmental Cooperation. The Memorandum of Cooperation will enable establishment and promotion of closer and long-term cooperation between the two countries in the field of environment protection and management of natural resources on the basis of equity, reciprocity and mutual benefits, taking into account the applicable laws and legal provisions in each country.
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The Swedish wasteland that's now a sustainability star 3.10.2018 BBC: Business
Does Stockholm's world-famous eco-neighbourhood really offer a template for green urban living?
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