User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Hazardous Waste
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Court allows Exide to abandon a toxic site in Vernon. Taxpayers will fund the cleanup 17.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

A bankruptcy court says Exide Technologies can abandon its toxic battery recycling plant in Vernon, leaving a massive cleanup to California taxpayers.

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The Exide battery recycling plant left a big toxic mess. A court could let it walk away 12.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

A bankruptcy plan by battery recycler Exide would allow it to walk away from California's largest environmental cleanup, leaving taxpayers to pay the bill

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Sri Lanka returns 'hazardous waste' to UK 27.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Customs officials said hospital material and plastic was found in the shipment, in breach of rules.
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Reader’s comments: Claims of Chennai’s Adyar river coming back to life are overstated 5.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Response to an article on Scroll.in by a member of a committee appointed by the Madras High Court to oversee the restoration of Adyar creek.
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Is there a safe and sustainable way for India to dismantle old ships? 30.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Conducting the entire shipbreaking process on a specially constructed bed rather than a muddy surface could limit environmental damage, say researchers.
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The threat to drinking water from abandoned mines in the West remains unknown 30.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
There are hundreds of thousands of abandoned hard rock mining sites or features scattered throughout the West, and federal and state officials are nowhere close to identifying those that potentially pose a hazard to drinking water.
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The Beirut port explosion was exceptional, but events leading up to it were not 6.8.2020 Scroll.in
Abandoned containers of hazardous goods are found regularly in ports.
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As crews dig up lead-poisoned dirt, accelerated cleanup of Pueblo Superfund site cast as EPA model 2.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
It took 106 years for the government to address the toxic contamination from the smelters that turned mined rock into metals, but poisoned workers' neighborhoods on Pueblo's south side. The smelting to extract silver and lead between 1893 and 1908 left a legacy of arsenic, cadmium and lead in soil.
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Appeal to scrap draft EIA notification 30.7.2020 The Assam Tribune
Appeal to scrap draft EIA notification
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India's growing Covid-19 waste challenges workers 13.7.2020 BBC: World
Millions are using gloves and masks but safely discarding them is proving to be challenge.
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PCBA recalls closure notice served to OIL 23.6.2020 The Assam Tribune
PCBA recalls closure notice served to OIL
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Central Michigan town could be under 9 feet of water after dams fail, possibly moving toxic Dow Superfund site 21.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Floodwaters have overtaken dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people from communities in central Michigan.
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Heavy rain overwhelms $3 billion Deep Tunnel again, forcing sewage into Lake Michigan 16.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Heavy rain overwhelms Chicago's $3 billion Deep Tunnel again, forcing sewage into Lake Michigan.
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These are the jobs and sectors exempted from California's coronavirus stay-home order 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Many businesses, jobs and operations are exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom's order for Californians to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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West Bengal tops list in sites contaminated by toxic substances 9.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
CPCB data show a total of 324 sites affected in India, with 196 still awaiting confirmation
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On SC directive, NEERI team collects water samples from Yamuna river in Mathura 8.3.2020 Hindu: National
After taking the samples, the team left for Agra on Friday to obtain samples from the river there.
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Syringes, casts by the waterfront: Chennai flouts biomedical waste disposal rules 3.3.2020 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Indiscriminate dumping of biomedical waste -- especially around waterbodies and in landfills -- is rampant and activists in the city are gravely concerned about its implications. What are the rules being violated and why are authorities unable to control this?
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CM to formally launch APEMCL 2.3.2020 Hindu: Rx
The corporation to work in coordination with Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board
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Kolkata plans its first biomining project at Mollar Bheri landfill on eastern wetland 21.1.2020 Citizen Matters
The Rs 21-crore project will be implemented in 55 acres of land near Mollar Bheri, a shallow fishery located in the East Kolkata Wetlands, that has seen a 12-feet-high mountain of waste build up over the years.
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Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump 5.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, the EPA reported.

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