User: dharmesh Topic: Urban Waste
Category: Waste :: Hazardous Waste
Last updated: Mar 21 2020 03:26 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Backlog of toxic Superfund cleanups grows under Trump 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The EPA released figures over the holidays showing that 34 projects to clean up the nation's most polluted sites stalled last year for lack of money.
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Adult suspect in STEM school shooting pleads not guilty at arraignment 3.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The adult suspect in last year's STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Douglas County District Court on Thursday.
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Backlog of toxic Superfund clean-ups grows under Trump 3.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Trump administration has built up the biggest backlog of unfunded toxic Superfund clean-up projects in at least 15 years, nearly triple the number that were stalled for lack of money in the Obama era, according to 2019 figures quietly released by the Environmental Protection Agency over the winter holidays.
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Chennai Buzz: New performance-based waste contract | Corporation’s ‘secret agents’ | New Year eve security… and more 30.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Waste, water, commute options -- catch the important civic news from your city over the last seven days,
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Officials identify mysterious bright green liquid that spilled onto Michigan highway 24.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Investigators say they believe the substance found on a freeway north of Detroit is groundwater mixed with a chemical called hexavalent chromium. The public safety risk is minimal, officials say.
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Hazardous green chemical oozes onto Detroit highway 23.12.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
Experts say it could take days to clear what appeared to be hexavalent chromium from the highway.
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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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