User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
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Mike Coffman teams up with Democrat in bill seeking to boost transparency for online political ads 20.10.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman has teamed up with a Washington state Democrat to sponsor a bill that seeks to boost transparency for online political advertisements and enact rules that are similar to those already in place for television and radio.
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EPA crews working on Gold King cleanup find elevated lead spreading to birds, animals and, potentially, people 20.10.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
EPA crews conducting Superfund cleanup prep investigations along Animas River headwaters revealed this week that they’ve found contamination at century-old mine sites at levels 100 times higher than danger thresholds for wildlife.
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Aircraft interior maintenance company pays $38,000 fine 20.10.2017 AP Washington
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- Washington ecology officials say an aircraft interior maintenance company in Burlington will pay almost $38,000 for mishandling dangerous waste....
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Remains of the day 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Although the bursting of crackers may have reduced a little this year, the trash piled up on roadsides only indicates that the festival revelry is not only adding to the noise pollution but also continues to be an eyesore. Piles of shredded paper can be seen lying on the roads in RMV II Stage, Mathikere, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Boopasandra, Kanakapura Road, R T Nagar, Sanjay Nagar, Kalyan Nagar and parts of Yelahanka. This waste is not only toxic, but also dangerous as it could include unexploded crackers. Manish Gupta, an employee of Mphasis and a resident of Kaggadasapura in C V Raman Nagar, says that people in his locality start bursting crackers as early as 4 am and go on till late at night. "There is lot of cracker waste strewn on the roads and that has not been cleaned yet. The situation gets worse when it rains because rainwater mixes with the cracker residue and this pollutes and contaminates the ground water," says Manish. He also adds that the dogs in his neighbourhood had a tough time trying to ...
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Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact 17.10.2017 AP Business
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact....
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Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria 17.10.2017 AP Top News
CAGUAS, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells....
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Desperate Puerto Ricans line up for water — at a hazardous waste site 17.10.2017 Washington Post
Desperate Puerto Ricans line up for water — at a hazardous waste site
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Puerto Rico struggles with massive environmental crisis 16.10.2017 Washington Post: World
Raw sewage is pouring into the rivers and reservoirs of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. People without running water bathe and wash their clothes in contaminated streams, and some islanders have been drinking water from condemned wells.
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The Energy 202: 2017 is a crazy weather year. We launched the best eye in the sky just in time. 16.10.2017 Washington Post
The Energy 202: 2017 is a crazy weather year. We launched the best eye in the sky just in time.
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Majority of working professionals welcome cracker ban in Delhi-NCR: Survey 16.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Supreme Court ban on sale of firecrackers in Delhi-NCR continues to draw mixed reactions from the general public, though a majority of working professionals in the region have supported it, a survey report released on Monday said.
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Rajasthan gets first heavy metal testing lab 16.10.2017 DNA: Mumbai
From now onwards, the presence of heavy metals and pesticides in fruits, vegetables, cereals and other food items can be detected in government testing lab in the city. For this purpose, central public health laboratory at mini health directorate has been upgraded. Medical and health minister Kalicharan Saraf inaugurated the state-of-the-art testing equipment at the central public health laboratory on Sunday. According to officials, this is the first such public lab in northern India. The lab has been upgraded with the establishment of advanced testing equipment at a cost of around Rs 7 crore. “ With this Rajasthan has joined the selected state like Gujarat, Karnataka, and Maharashtra where the presence of heavy metals and pesticides in fruits, vegetables, and other food items can be tested at government testing lab,” Kalicharan Saraf said. To operate these machines staff is being provided training and process have been initiated to fill vacant posts of technicians in the central testing lab,” he ...
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Stepped-up attacks on the media reflect Trump’s bunker mentality 12.10.2017 Washington Post
This wasn’t just a one-day temper tantrum. President Trump has increasingly trained his fire on the media.
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US warns Puerto Rico against tapping water at toxic waste sites 12.10.2017 Zee News : World
The U.S. environmental regulator warned residents of Puerto Rico on Wednesday not to break into wells at industrial waste sites as parts of the island still struggle with drinking water shortages three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit.
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Gas leak leaves 200 students ill in U.P. 10.10.2017 Hindu: News
Toxic fumes from sugar mill in Shamli.
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Over 100 students hospitalised due to toxic gas emission from Shamli sugar mill 10.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Hundreds of students of two schools in Shamli complained of dizziness and breathlessness apparently due to emission of toxic gas from wastage material of a sugar mill in Shamli district of Uttar Prade...
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Chemical leak near UP school leaves 300 students ill; CM Yogi orders probe 10.10.2017 News
Locals alleged that sugar mill employees used to discharge chemicals in waste dumps leading to the emission of harmful gases
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Poorly maintained storm-water drains prove hazardous 9.10.2017 Hindu: News
Residents exposed to toxic fumes emanating from drain; authorities turn blind eye to problems faced by people
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EPA's Scott Pruitt Vows To Speed Toxic Superfund Site Cleanup 6.10.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt wants to clean up toxic Superfund sites faster. We visit one place where the process has dragged on for decades.
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Brain's Link To Immune System Might Help Explain Alzheimer's 4.10.2017 NPR News
For centuries, scientists thought the human brain had no direct connection to the body's immune system. Now researchers seem to have found one, and say it may offer clues to multiple sclerosis, too.
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First payouts in $375 million Rocky Flats nuclear plant settlement could go out by end of October, lawyer says 3.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
The first payouts in a $375 million settlement involving the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant's negative effect on downwind property values could hit claimants' mailboxes by the end of the month.
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