User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Hazardous Waste
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EPA lays out next steps to clean up southwest Colorado mines 16.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday laid out the next steps it will take to clean up wastewater flowing from dozens of old mines in southwestern Colorado, including dredging contaminated sediment from streambeds and digging ditches to divert water away from tainted rocks and soil.
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Jayasree Kiran : Batting for hygiene 13.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
She is leading a campaign to ensure better hygiene among garbage collectors in Hyderabad
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Fatal crash, carjacking Saturday morning on U.S. 36 in Westminster shuts down exit ramp as police investigate 9.6.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The Westminster Police Department is investigating after a carjacking and fatal crash this morning on U.S. 36 near Federal Boulevard in Westminster.
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Health risk report delayed at Colorado mining Superfund site 9.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The U.S. Environmental Protection agency has delayed a report on the human health risks of wastewater draining from southwestern Colorado mines.
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“Need to create an Adequate Funding Mechanism to Implement waste Regulations”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan 4.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Emphasising the importance of documenting success stories in States that can be disseminated to other States across the country, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has stressed the need to create an adequate funding mechanism for implementing waste regulations, considering that one of the major issues faced by municipal corporations is the lack of financial resources.
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Plea seeks segregation of waste 4.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Notices issued to Delhi government, civic bodies
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Pirana may soon have a mountain-shaped garden: AMC 31.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
In the near future, there is a chance that the constant smoke-emitting Pirana landfill site could become less hazardous. If things go as per the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation's (AMC) plans, then part of Pirana is likely to transform into a mountain-shaped garden. After considering many solutions to deal with the hazardous waste, civic officials have moved a proposal to scientifically cap one of the three hills. The decision to cap the 35 meter-high garbage mound known as Ajmeri hill was taken as it is impossible to generate electricity through bio mining from legacy waste. Bio-mining for the remaining two hills is not yet finalised and a detailed project report as per guidelines of the Swachh Bharat Mission has been prepared. The state government has also announced an allocation of Rs 100 crore for this project in this fiscal. "We will do urban forestry on one of the mounds after capping it. A proposal has been approved recently," said Mukesh Kumar, municipal commissioner, AMC. In the past Earlier, ...
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Low-cost membrane can help clean up oil spills 28.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Researchers have developed a low-cost membrane that effectively separates oil and water, paving the way for effectively cleaning up oil spills and treating industrial wastewater in the future. The membrane consists of a treated copper mesh that can be switched from oil-removal to water-removal mode simply by applying a few seconds' worth of voltage from a regular alkaline battery. In the oil-removal mode, heavy oil passes through the mesh while water is retained; in water-removal mode, the mesh allows water to pass through while retaining light oil. This enables users to achieve almost complete separation of both light and heavy oils from water using a single membrane. "This technology offers an effective and eco-friendly way to reduce the negative impacts of oily water and wastewater, which are being produced by domestic, municipal and industrial processes every day," said Chun Haow Kung, a master's student at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada. "Other oil-water separation methods, such ...
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Low-cost membrane can help clean up oil spills 27.5.2018 General News
Researchers have developed a low-cost membrane that effectively separates oil and water, paving the way for effectively cleaning up oil spills and treating industrial wastewater in the future. The membrane consists of a treated copper mesh that can be switched from oil-removal to water-removal mode simply by applying a few seconds' worth of voltage from a regular alkaline battery. In the oil-removal mode, heavy oil passes through the mesh while water is retained; in water-removal mode, the mesh allows water to pass through while retaining light oil. This enables users to achieve almost complete separation of both light and heavy oils from water using a single membrane. "This technology offers an effective and eco-friendly way to reduce the negative impacts of oily water and wastewater, which are being produced by domestic, municipal and industrial processes every day," said Chun Haow Kung, a master's student at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada. "Other oil-water ...
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Two Punjab engineers suspended after molasses discharge into Beas 25.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Punjab Environment Minister Om Prakash Soni on Thursday suspended two engineers of the Environment Department for laxity after discharge of molasses into the Beas river from a sugar factory in Gurdaspur district led to an environmental disaster causing death of thousands of fish and contaminating the river water.
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J'khand CM asks industrial units to avoid river pollution 25.5.2018 General News
Describing rivers as "places of worship", Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has asked factories and industrial units to take measures to prevent water pollution. Addressing a public meeting yesterday on Damodar river bank, Das said industries are needed for economic development of Jharkhand but rivers are the lifeline of the state. He lauded his cabinet colleague Saryu Rai for helming the Damodar Bachao Andolan (Save Damodar movement) over the past 12 years and said the initiative would go a long way in protecting rivers. Damodar river has been described as Deonad in Hindu Vedas, the place of worship for Hindus, the CM said after attending evening prayers on its banks. "It's not the duty of the government alone but of each and every person to protect and clean rivers," Das said. Rai, who holds the food, civil supply and consumer affair portfolio in the state, said Damodar river has largely become pollution free due to his campaign but industrial wastes from Bokaro ...
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Panel formed to suggest measures for cleaning of rivers 24.5.2018 General News
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today constituted a high-powered committee under the chairmanship of Environment Minister O P Soni to suggest measures for cleaning of the state's rivers. The committee, which has been also tasked with suggesting ways to ensure supply of clean potable water, has been asked to submit its report within 10 days, said an official spokesperson. He said the chief secretary has been directed by the chief minister to work out modalities for making funds available for this gigantic project. The chief minister also asked the Managing Director, Water Supply and Sewerage Board, to give a detailed presentation on the cleaning of Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana, besides focusing on the causes of water pollution due to excessive discharge of industrial waste and effluents. Singh also underlined the need to study the reasons for water pollution due to reckless flow of effluents from leather tanneries into Kala Sangian drain in Jalandhar district. On a request by Soni, .
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Nine dead as protest against Sterlite turns violent in Tamil Nadu 23.5.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Ever since the project went on stream, the company has been facing problems as agitators claim that the factory is causing harm to its employees
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AAP to take pollution in rivers to green panel 23.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
‘Punjab pollution panel has failed to discharge its duty’
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Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA? 22.5.2018 Washington Post
Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA?
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Punjab proposes to rejuvenate 'Budha Nallah' 22.5.2018 General News
The Punjab government has proposed to rejuvenate 'Budha Nallah', which carries untreated effluents, including industrial waste and passes through Ludhiana, at a cost of Rs 955 crore, a senior official said here today. The local government department is in the process of framing a plan to rehabilitate and rejuvenate the highly polluted 'Budha Nallah', which was once a perennial stream flowing into Sutlej and a source of fresh water for Ludhiana, the official said. "The indicative cost of the project cost is Rs 955 crore for the rejuvenation of the Budha Nallah and out of which about Rs 550 crore will be contributed by the Centre under the Smart City and Amrut schemes and the rest by the state," he said. 'Budha Nallah' is a seasonal tributary of Sutlej which emanates from the confluence of the Kum Link drain and the Neelon drain near Ghumait village and Kum Kalan and flows in an east-west direction south of the Sutlej river. It runs almost parallel to the Sutlej through most of Ludhiana
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'Lakes are the most ignored water body' 22.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Friends of Lakes (FOL) has always been committed to saving Bengaluru's lifelines
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Water mismanagement leaves India’s Silicon Valley parched 16.5.2018 Washington Post: World
India’s Silicon Valley is bracing for yet another thirsty summer.
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EPA's move to fast-track Orange County groundwater cleanup questioned 9.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When a contaminated aquifer in Orange County made U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s list of top-priority sites for “immediate, intense action,” the local water district was quick to highlight the announcement.

But questions of political favoritism are swirling over...

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Stories that inspire 7.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
‘Living Room’, a curated initiative of eco-friendly narratives, featured some young changemakers
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