User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
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Brazil's Vale warns another mining dam at risk of collapse 17.5.2019 BBC: Science
A mining dam could collapse as early as next week, months after a similar disaster killed 230 people.
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India sets the tone at COP meetings of Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions held in Geneva. 16.5.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The joint meetings of three conventions on chemicals and waste that is the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal  (COP 14) was held along with the ninth meeting of the COP to Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade and the ninth meeting of the COP to Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.
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Cancer, lung ailments are on the rise in Kolkata. Yet the city is doing little to curb air pollution 16.5.2019 Scroll.in
It has the highest age-adjusted incidence of lung cancer among major Indian cities and 4 out of every 10 persons suffer from obstructive airways diseases.
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In L.A. and the Bay Area, environmental law is used to block homeless shelters 15.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earlier this spring, residents of a San Francisco waterfront neighborhood put up a plea on GoFundMe, seeking to raise $100,000 to file a lawsuit under one of California’s landmark environmental laws.

The fundraiser, which surpassed its goal, wasn’t intended to fight a toxic waste facility or industrial...

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Alarming spike in cancer incidence, yet Kolkata does little to control pollution 15.5.2019 Citizen Matters
From flawed solid waste management to vehicular emissions, Kolkata's abysmal quality of air has many causes. When will the government wake up?
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Philippines' Duterte talks trash (literally) to Canada, threatening war over garbage 24.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
More than 100 shipping containers had been declared to hold recyclable plastic scraps. But when they arrived in Manila, officials found household trash, including adult diapers.
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People in this Mumbai slum barely make it to 40; here’s why 24.4.2019 Citizen Matters
For decades, waste has been Mumbai's teeming, unsolvable problem. Slums around the city's dumping ground are now Asia's largest, exposing ragpickers and the general population to serious health risks. All plans and commitments to waste management, meanwhile, appear figurative.
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Tale of a dying lake: Hyderabad’s Kudi Kunta 20.4.2019 Citizen Matters
Once upon a time, Kudi Kunta lake was a drinking water source - how did it get to be a stinking cesspool?
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Zooming into the environmental problems of a growing Chennai 19.4.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
A look at the environmental issues that Chennai faced since the 2014 national elections, through the camera lens.
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Rocky Mountain Arsenal continues to leak contaminants into groundwater, Colorado health department lawsuit says 16.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has sued the U.S. Army claiming that dangerous chemicals including pesticides continue to leach into groundwater at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
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Saving the Salton Sea isn’t just California’s problem, says Sen. Dianne Feinstein 6.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: I agree with the March 29 editorial that projects to cover the shrinking Salton Sea’s exposed shoreline are desperately needed to prevent an environmental and public health crisis.

In the recent farm bill, I secured provisions that made the Salton Sea eligible for Department of Agriculture...

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Waste violation settlement costs Tesla $ 86000 2.4.2019 Sify Finance
Reaching a settlement with US-based Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over waste violation has cost electric vehicle maker Tesla $86,000.
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IIT Madras converts petroleum waste toluene into useful product 30.3.2019 Hindu: Internet
A green oxidant and water instead of organic acid were used for converting toluene into benzoic acid
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Dumpsites polluting the soil: local study 27.3.2019 Hindu: Bangalore
Concentration of heavy metals 74% more in dumpsites as compared to adjacent areas
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Delhi: Two dead after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning restaurant’s sewage treatment plant 24.3.2019 Scroll.in
The two men were sent to clean the kitchen waste plant without any safety gear.
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Residents of Brazil town try to rebuild lives after another deadly dam disaster 24.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It was a quiet Friday in January when the residents here first heard the trees falling. A dam at the local iron ore mine had collapsed, generating a wave of toxic waste that crushed everything in its path. Residents tried to outrun the rust-red mud as it engulfed their homes, their cars, their...

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Explosion at China chemical plant kills 47 and injures hundreds more 22.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

A massive explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China with a long record of safety violations has killed at least 47 people and injured hundreds of others, 90 of them seriously.

Thursday's blast in an industrial park in the city of Yancheng, north of Shanghai, was one of China's worst industrial...

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Madambakkam: Where civic body orders burning of inorganic waste 20.3.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Inorganic and recyclable waste being burnt in empty plots and smoke trails are a common sight in Madambakkam. What's more shocking is that it turns out that this is how the Town Panchayat wants the waste collected from over 13000 households in the area to be managed!
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Pasir Gudang: How one quiet lorry sparked a toxic waste crisis 20.3.2019 BBC: World
It was broad daylight in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, when up to 40 tonnes of waste slipped into the river.
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EPA sets long-term goals for Superfund site created by Gold King Mine spill 14.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three long-term goals Wednesday for cleaning up the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site in southwestern Colorado.
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