User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
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Gas Victims Fight For Justice 3.12.2019 Central Chronicle
Hundreds of survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster formed a human chain outside the Union Carbide Factory to express their dismay over denial of justice to them 35 years after the tragedy stuck Bhopal. The gas survivors resolved that they will continue to fight for their rights. The speakers on the occasion emphasized the inadequate […]
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Letters to the Editor: Coachella Valley luxury beach resorts are a climate change 'jack-boot stomp' 28.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Coachella Valley faces an existential threat in the Salton Sea crisis, yet more beach clubs for wealthy patrons are popping up.

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DR Congo workers for Feronia made impotent by pesticides - HRW 25.11.2019 BBC: World
A UK government-funded firm is accused of not doing enough to protect workers in DR Congo.
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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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Opinion: California's San Onofre nuclear plant is a Chernobyl waiting to happen 19.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Closing the San Onofre nuclear plant didn't end its threat since nuclear waste is stored at the facility, which sits on an erosion-prone bluff.

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Letters to the Editor: It was a bad idea to nuke the Marshall Islands. Has the U.S. learned a lesson? 16.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Short-sightedness led the U.S. to test nuclear weapons and devastate the Marshall Islands. Hopefully, we've grown wiser since then.

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MAHUD Minister launches green bag 15.11.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
MAHUD Minister launches green bag
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Western plastics 'poisoning Indonesian food chain' 14.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
Chicken eggs were found to contain 70 times the level allowed under European safety standards.
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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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Democrat drops challenge of Tipton in 3rd U.S. House district 4.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
State Rep. Donald Valdez ended his campaign for Congress on Monday morning, following poor fundraising numbers and the entrance of a well-funded challenger.
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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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How we think about e-waste is in need of repair 25.10.2019 Scroll.in
China and Ghana are looking less and less like electronic wastebaskets and more and more like leaders in a powerful, informal green economy.
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This Indonesian village thrives on American trash. Its future is bleak 25.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Asia's crackdown on plastic waste, aimed at protecting the environment, is bad news for small-time recyclers in Indonesia who make a living sorting foreign garbage.

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Italian police bust 'Mafia plastic recycling ring' 25.10.2019 BBC: World
Police say a Mafia clan in Sicily sent toxic material to China to make shoes for sale across Italy.
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Opinion: Will California do for dangerous plastic what it did for toxic air? 21.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

We're drowning in plastic pollution. We have to stop discarding things like plastic bags, water bottles and cigarette butts — all made with petroleum formed over millions of years — after a few minutes of use.

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Toxic pollution in Sutlej waters puts one crore lives at stake across three states 6.10.2019 Citizen Matters
Indiscriminate dumping of industrial effluents and untreated municipal waste in the Sutlej river, and various other channels flowing into it, is causing unprecedented incidence of cancer and other health hazards in the three states of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
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Khelen Thokchom Trust : Fellowship doors opened for scribes 2.9.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Khelen Thokchom Trust : Fellowship doors opened for scribes
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Khelen Thokchom Media Fellowship announced 2.9.2019 Manipur: E-Pao
Khelen Thokchom Media Fellowship announced
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