User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
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Editorial: California failed the communities around Exide. This cannot happen again 21.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A bankruptcy court let Exide walk away from its toxic contamination. California leaders cannot let this happen again.

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Letters to the Editor: Exide is getting away with polluting minority neighborhoods. That's unconscionable 20.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Allowing Exide to abandon its battery plant sets a terrible precedent by sticking California taxpayers will the cleanup bill.

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Meghalaya to probe reported toxic waste leakage 17.10.2020 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya to probe reported toxic waste leakage
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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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Morrisons and Waitrose ditch glitter for Christmas 15.10.2020 BBC: Business
The supermarkets won't use glitter in own-brand crackers and cards as part of sustainability efforts.
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Air pollution in winter could exacerbate the severity and spread of coronavirus in South Asia 14.10.2020 Scroll.in
Long-term exposure to pollutants before the pandemic may be associated with severe symptoms from Covid-19 and a greater risk of death.
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At federal hearing, community outrage over plan to abandon Exide battery plant 14.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

Residents blast bankruptcy plan by battery recycler Exide to abandon its Vernon plant, which is blamed for polluting neighborhoods with lead.

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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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Editorial: Don't let Exide walk away from its toxic mess 9.10.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It's simply unacceptable to let a serial polluter walk away, leaving the community to suffer.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker vows to fight climate change with clean energy. Only three other states mined more climate-changing coal than Illinois last year. 2.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Gov. J.B. Pritzker vows to fight climate change with clean energy. Only three other states mined more climate-changing coal than Illinois last year.
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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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Two decades after Kolar Gold Fields lost their glitter, residents continue to live in despair 27.9.2020 Scroll.in
Once called mini England, the town was the first in India to be electrified in 1902.
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Recycling isn’t enough to tackle the world’s worsening plastic pollution crisis 22.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Health problems associated with plastics production disproportionately affect low-income racial minorities across the globe.
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Colorado testing fish in new push to prevent health harm from toxic “forever chemicals” 20.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
The fish testing begun this month reflects an intensified scramble by Colorado public health officials to minimize human health and environmental harm as PFAS chemicals that don't easily break down spread worldwide, with U.S. airports and military bases, where workers used toxic firefighting foam, standing out among the hot spots.
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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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Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic 24.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated Press has found.
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NASA wants nuclear-contaminated Santa Susana site to be made a historic landmark 13.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

NASA has nominated the nuclear-contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

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Op-Ed: The Trump administration pushes Bristol Bay closer to disaster 12.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Pebble Mine remains a mortal threat to the people, native culture and watershed of pristine, rich and wild Southwest Alaska.

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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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