User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Waste :: Hazardous Waste
Last updated: Nov 11 2019 17:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Delhi Water Crisis Over, Says Arvind Kejriwal; Situation "Back To Normal" 1.10.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today that "water production" was back to normal in the national capital and the "crisis" was over, a day after water supply to several areas of the Delhi was...
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Delhi Water Plants Stop Operations After Ammonia Spike, Supply Affected 30.9.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Water supply to several areas of the national capital was affected on Monday after the Chandrawal and Wazirabad water treatment plants were forced to "stop" operations upon noticing spike in ammonia...
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Haryana to release more water to dilute amonia, DJB to ensure water supply to city: Kejriwal 30.9.2019 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the Haryana government has assured to soon release more water for the National Capital to dilute the presence of ammonia. The CM said he has directed the Delhi Jal Board to ensure that no part of the capital goes dry and if required, divert water […]
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Delhi Stops Operations As Ammonia Levels Rise At 2 Water Treatment Plants 30.9.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said high ammonia levels, caused by dumping of industrial waste into the Yamuna river in Haryana's Panipat, has forced Delhi's Chandrawal and Wazirabad water...
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IIT Guwahati to set-up Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Materials 20.9.2019 NDTV News - Latest
The "NRL-Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Sustainable Materials" will be set up in collaboration with Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL).
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Indonesia Returning Hundreds Of Containers Of Contaminated Waste To West 19.9.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Indonesia is sending back hundreds of containers of contaminated waste to the West after shipments supposedly containing plastic meant for recycling were found to hide hazardous substances, customs...
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Indonesia Sends Back Hundreds Of Shipping Containers Full Of Waste 4.9.2019 NDTV News - Top-stories
Indonesia has sent hundreds of garbage-filled shipping containers back to their countries of origin, according to the customs agency, as the Southeast Asian nation pushes back against becoming a...
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Flamingos in the city: Sabarmati project brings winged visitors to Ahmedabad 22.8.2019 Citizen Matters
Huge flocks of flamingos as well as other species of birds are being spotted on the banks of Sabarmati, bang in the middle of the city, for the first time this season. Riverfront development officials say that cleaning and bioremediation of the river have made this possible.
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How Kasturba Nagar residents are working towards a cleaner Adyar 21.8.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Members of ROKA -- Residents Of Kasturba Nagar Association -- write about the association's dedicated efforts to restore cleanliness and hygiene in the larger neighbourhood, with proper waste management practices in place.
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UK police close Worthing seafront after hazardous material report 11.8.2019 Reuters: World News
The seafront in the resort of Worthing on England's south coast was closed for a few hours on Sunday afternoon after a small number of people reported symptoms including sore eyes and vomiting, police said.
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Act Against Ganga Polluters: Pollution Control Board To 4 State Boards 2.8.2019 NDTV News - Latest
Taking strict note of effluent and industrial waste being discharged into the Ganga river, the CPCB has directed four state pollution control boards to take action on units, including closing them, if...
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Sri Lanka Says Part Of Illegal Waste From UK Sent To India 26.7.2019 NDTV News - India-news
Sri Lankan investigation into nearly 3,000 tonnes of illegally imported hazardous waste has shown that some of it was sent on to India and Dubai, a top minister said Friday.
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Flow of raw sewage into Ganga will be stopped by 2022-Shekhawat 28.6.2019 Govt of india: PIB
Union Minister for Jal Shakti Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat today asserted that flow of raw sewage into the river Ganga will be completely stopped by 2022 and the government is working on a Mission Mode to achieve this target.
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Malaysia shuts nearly 500 schools in second episode of toxic fumes 25.6.2019 Reuters: World News
Malaysia has ordered nearly 500 schools and kindergartens to close until Thursday, after dozens of people were hospitalised with symptoms suggesting they breathed toxic fumes, possibly from industrial waste, the second such incident this year.
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Ganga River Water Unfit For Drinking, Bathing: Pollution Control Board 30.5.2019 NDTV News - Latest
The Ganga River water is absolutely unfit for "direct drinking" and only seven spots from where it passes can be consumed after disinfection, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has said.
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How to turn waste to wealth: Let’s Recycle 27.5.2019 BusinessLine - Specials
Nepra builds a supply chain that connects waste generators/collectors to recyclers
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India sets the tone at COP meetings of Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions held in Geneva. 16.5.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The joint meetings of three conventions on chemicals and waste that is the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal  (COP 14) was held along with the ninth meeting of the COP to Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade and the ninth meeting of the COP to Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.
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New 'superfunds' gear up to manage Britain's deficit-ridden pensions 15.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
Britain's company pension schemes, grappling with ageing former employees and low investment returns, may start to transfer their assets into new so-called superfunds in the coming weeks, according to people involved in the ...
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France's Suez says to help China improve chemical industry safety after blast 17.4.2019 Reuters: World News
China has asked French utility Suez SA to help the country's efforts to tackle underlying safety issues in its massive chemical sector after a deadly explosion in the eastern coastal city of Yancheng last month, a company executive said.
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