User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
Last updated: Mar 20 2019 14:25 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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India bans all imports of solid plastic waste 7.3.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
A loophole in a similar existing law had led to a four-fold increase in such imports within a year, an environmental organisation claimed in January.
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India bans imports of solid plastic waste 7.3.2019 Sify Finance
The Indian government has banned import of solid plastic waste into the country including in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and by Export Oriented Units (EOU), an official statement said on Wednesday.
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Amendment in Hazardous Waste (Management& Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 6.3.2019 Govt of india: PIB
In order to strengthen the implementation of environmentally sound management of hazardous waste in the country, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has amended the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management & Transboundary Movement) Rules, 2016 vide notification G.S.R.
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Tied up Andover landfill money rolled into package signed by Walz 6.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency had sought funds to excavate hazardous waste from the Waste Disposal Engineering landfill in Andover.
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Why your waste is causing sleepless nights in Ezhil Nagar and R R Nagar 27.2.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Serious flaws in garbage collection and disposal, impractical solutions, and corruption to top it all -- a public meeting discussed the chaotic waste management ecosystem in the city and how deeply it affects residents living near garbage dumps. However, citizens themselves hold the key to a better system.
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Gold company says EPA is mishandling Colorado mining cleanup 27.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
A gold company said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is mismanaging the Superfund cleanup of nearly 50 old mining sites in southwestern Colorado and should be removed as the agency in charge.
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Brown cloud emerges in Denver metro; indoor burning restrictions in effect 27.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
Air quality in the Denver metro area took a turn for the worse Tuesday as an increase in particulates triggered reduced visibility, indoor burning restrictions and a health warning.
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The Nuclear Option Is the Real Green Deal 26.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
A coal plant produces about as much toxic waste in an hour as a nuclear plant produces in a year.
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Why do we see fewer migratory birds in Pallikaranai? 22.2.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Unabated dumping of garbage in the waters of Pallikaranai and rampant encroachment by the Chennai Corporation as well as the people have dealt a big blow to the biodiversity of the area.
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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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Fouled waters reveal lasting legacy of U.S. mining industry 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding lakes and streams without being treated, The Associated Press has found.
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Essential California: The EPA embraces a scientist claiming some pollution is good for you 20.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Feb. 20, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Research claiming that low-dose exposure to toxic chemicals is good for humans could help shape Environmental Protection Agency policy. This disputed...

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Scientist says some pollution is good for you — a disputed claim Trump’s EPA has embraced 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In early 2018, a deputy assistant administrator in the EPA, Clint Woods, reached out to a Massachusetts toxicologist best known for pushing a public health standard suggesting that low levels of toxic chemicals and radiation are good for people.

“I wanted to check to see if you might have some...

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In India, e-waste recycling comes at a heavy cost to workers’ health and environment 19.2.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
For as little as $4 a day, Indian workers process dangerous, toxic waste by hand. This unregulated, highly polluting industry is hidden away from police eyes.
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Malaysia plastic pollution: 'We saved our town from your Western rubbish' 13.2.2019 BBC: Science
When a Malaysian town was inundated with foreign plastic waste, a group of villagers decided to fight back.
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A toxic crisis in America’s coal country 11.2.2019 BBC: World
Families in West Virginia say the coal mines have poisoned their water. Now they're fighting back.
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Brazil's dams: A disaster waiting to happen? 8.2.2019 BBC: World
How a torrent of toxic sludge buried buildings in Brumadinho - and the risk of it happening again.
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