User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Toxics
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India's growing Covid-19 waste challenges workers 13.7.2020 BBC: World
Millions are using gloves and masks but safely discarding them is proving to be challenge.
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PCBA recalls closure notice served to OIL 23.6.2020 The Assam Tribune
PCBA recalls closure notice served to OIL
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Cleanup to resume at troubled Santa Susana Field Laboratory site 22.5.2020 LA Times: Environment

After years of delay, the federal government will resume environmental cleanup at a former nuclear and rocket test site in the hills of Ventura County

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Central Michigan town could be under 9 feet of water after dams fail, possibly moving toxic Dow Superfund site 21.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Floodwaters have overtaken dams and forced the evacuation of about 10,000 people from communities in central Michigan.
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Op-Ed: With coronavirus, pretending everything is OK won't make it so 20.5.2020 LA Times: Health

America is suffering a pandemic of "normalcy bias," the tendency to minimize disaster in the face of evidence to the contrary.

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How the coronavirus is hampering enforcement of California's air pollution rules 1.5.2020 LA Times: Environment

Coronavirus is having another effect on California's environment by curtailing enforcement of clean-air rules that could help protect people's lungs.

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In MN, enforcement of pollution laws goes on — with a few exceptions 14.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The state Pollution Control Agency said it’s still requiring industries, farms and other entities with air, water or waste permits to follow state environmental regulations. But it’s also granting leeway in meeting some of those requirements, prompting some environmental groups to call for more transparency.
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Indian households’ ineffective waste management is putting sanitation workers at risk of Covid-19 10.4.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Sanitation workers, like frontline health workers, should be provided with personal protective equipment.
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North Sea oil firm accused of profiting from deadly industry 16.3.2020 BBC: Science
Two oil rigs which had been owned by Diamond Offshore ended up being scrapped on a beach in India.
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West Bengal tops list in sites contaminated by toxic substances 9.3.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
CPCB data show a total of 324 sites affected in India, with 196 still awaiting confirmation
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PCB to procure high-tech machines to gauge air pollution 7.3.2020 Hindu: Rx
The State Pollution Control Board (PCB) plans to procure state-of-the-art equipment to measure air pollution in the wake of frequent fires in the dist
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NIIST scientists to probe Brahmapuram fire emissions 6.3.2020 Hindu: Home
Toxic chemicals released following February 18 fire to be estimated
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Syringes, casts by the waterfront: Chennai flouts biomedical waste disposal rules 3.3.2020 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Indiscriminate dumping of biomedical waste -- especially around waterbodies and in landfills -- is rampant and activists in the city are gravely concerned about its implications. What are the rules being violated and why are authorities unable to control this?
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Explain steps taken to preserve Tamirabharani: HC 2.3.2020 Hindu: Rx
Court directs Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi Collectors to file counters in a PIL plea
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Used cooking oil can fuel your mobility, says IOCL 28.2.2020 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Do you know where used cooking oil or the grease waste from kitchens of our hotels and restaurants go? Well, there are disposing agents who collect u
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Collector inspects textile processing, tannery units in Erode 27.2.2020 Hindu: Fitness
Collector C. Kathiravan on Wednesday inspected a textile processing unit and a tannery unit functioning in the city limits and asked officials to ensu
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The burden of raising children on organic diets falls disproportionately on mothers 24.2.2020 Scroll.in
We need to focus more on the role of the state in ensuring food security and access to nutrition.
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No polythene bags for saplings in nurseries 19.2.2020 Hindu: Internet
Instead, Forest Advisory Committee calls for use of biodegradable bags
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Bellandur-Varthur lake rejuvenation is causing irreversible damage, need course correction, say environmentalists 12.2.2020 Citizen Matters, Bengaluru
Environmentalists, in an open letter to the government, pointed out that draining and desilting the toxic Bellandur and Varthur lakes would have severe impacts. They urge the government to hold an Environment Impact Assessment beforehand
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Despite statewide ban, Mumbai still has miles to go before it can be plastic-free 11.2.2020 Citizen Matters
In March 2018, Maharashtra imposed a blanket ban on the use of plastic in the state, particularly in Mumbai. Almost two years later, the city still finds itself grappling with plastic waste, largely due to patchy implementation by BMC and inadequate attention to processing of discarded plastic.
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