User: dharmesh Topic: Waste
Category: Landfills
Last updated: Jul 23 2014 18:37 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Human remains mistakenly brought to Fla. landfill 18.7.2014 Twincities.com: Nation
SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Two men hired to clean out a vacant Tampa Bay area house thought they found a mannequin hanging in the garage.
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HC asks BBMP to send 300 tonnes of wet waste to Mavallipura 18.7.2014 Citizen Matters

Petitioners found out that there were no pan numbers and service tax numbers for many contractors. The court opined that the corporators who did not want to solve public problems should be voted out.

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In Mandur, Babus Put On a Show for Siddu 18.7.2014 newindianexpress.com
The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has taken up cleaning work in the garbage-burdened Mandur to make it ‘presentable’ during Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s visit on July 26.
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Online consignment marketplace Move Loot expands to South Bay 16.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
Move Loot, an online marketplace to buy and sell used home goods, will on Wednesday expand to San Jose and the Peninsula, just nine months after the startup launched.
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Exotic birds land on city landfills to feast on insects 16.7.2014 Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News - Times of India
While barn owls were once associated with the barns of industrializing Europe, they have fast adapted to Mumbai’s modern ...
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How the web is helping waste-pickers clean up Bangalore's rubbish 16.7.2014 Guardian: Environment

I Got Garbage project brings informal waste recyclers in India's IT capital face-to-face with the people who create the rubbish

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Carbon tax repeal: industry reassured it won't be pursued on price cuts 16.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

As senators debate bill, consumer watchdog says it will only enforce reductions for businesses in the energy sector

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Poisonous bright lights that Bengaluru doesn't know what to do with! 16.7.2014 Citizen Matters

CFL lights we use contains mercury, which needs careful treatment, in order not to contaminate water and environment. Is Bengaluru treating its CFL waste well? Citizen Matters tries to explore.

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Landfill in Doddaballapur opposed 16.7.2014 deccanherald.com
The Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS)and Hasiru Sene have opposed the plans of the Palike to identify a site in Doddaballapur taluk for disposing garbage.

Addressing a press meet on Monday, KRRS president Kodihalli Chandrashekhar said that garbage from the City was already being dumped at Cheerenahalli,Huskuru and Gundlahalli in Doddaballapur taluk and they do not want one more landfill in the taluk.

"Palike officers and City In-charge Minister Ramalinga Reddy have inspected lands in survey numbers 63 and 64 in Anjanamurthy Nagar and Kareem Sonnenahalli villages of Doddaballapur for dumping garbage," he said.
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Milpitas temps ask: Who's their real boss 16.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
Mary Vogel says an NLRB appeal based on contract workers' situation at a Milpitas landfill could change labor law.
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Contingency plan for garbage clearance 16.7.2014 Hindu: News
After the Comptroller and Auditor General’s scathing report on the BBMP’s solid waste management, the civic body is now taking steps towards framing a contingency plan and putting it in place.
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Lumber dump troubles town with frequent fires 15.7.2014 AP Washington
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- The man who owns one of Oregon's oldest organic wineries also has his name on a massive environmental fine at a long-burning dump across the state....
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Monga explores the biodiversity of Mumbai 15.7.2014 Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News - Times of India
The garbage dumps of Mumbai are not synonymous with exotic birds. And yet congregations of waders from the Arctic tundra and rosy starlings from Central Asia now flock to Mumbai’s landfills to feast on the insects that breed ...
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CAG submits scathing report on BBMP’s waste management 15.7.2014 The Hindu: Today's Paper
CAG submits scathing report on BBMP’s waste management
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BBMP lists two-wheelers, buses among garbage trucks, pays them! 15.7.2014 Citizen Matters

CAG dissects the loopholes in the way BBMP manages waste, that caused Mandur and Mavallipura crises.

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SWM: CAG Trains Guns on BBMP Over Irregularities 15.7.2014 newindianexpress.com
Report highlights the absence of a notified policy, points to shunting of several officers from the post of Additional Commissioner
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Now, track garbage vans via GPS 15.7.2014 TOI: Ahmedabad Times
After pilot testing of the GPS-based garbage van tracking system in Ghatlodia and Maninagar areas, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s (AMC) solid waste department is extending the tracking system across the entire ...
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A trash saga that's worthy of pulp fiction 15.7.2014 deccanherald.com
This one is a strange-but-true element in BBMP's scheme of things. The Palike uses vehicles registered under non-transport category (as two-wheelers, buses and cars) for transporting tonnes of garbage to landfills, almost 30 km away from the City. But, the payments made on these vehicles are fictitious. Such irregularities and other damning facts are part of the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General on local bodies, including BBMP's solid waste management (SWM), which was tabled in the Legislative Council on Monday. In the report, the CAG has termed BBMP's garbage disposal mechanism directionless and pointed to pilferage of funds meant for SWM. The CAG's performance audit of SWM in Palike observed the absence of a notified policy, resulting in lack of direction for effective management and scientific disposal of waste. The report said: "Absence of reliable and complete data about quantum of waste generated in City, not preparing a contingency plan and inadequate institutional mechanism rendered ...
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Stink over idle funds in bank 15.7.2014 Telegraph: Front Page
Patna, July 14: Government funds meant to clean the garbage from the city was kept in a bank by the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) as fixed deposit for the past six years, depriving tax-paying residents of the next tranche of assistance.
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Flower garden at Dhapa dumpsite 15.7.2014 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
Having failed to utilize a large tract of land off EM Bypass for constructing a sanitary landfill, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has planned to set up a flower garden ...
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