User: indiatogether Topic: Environment
Category: Waste :: Hazardous Waste
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Reader’s comments: Claims of Chennai’s Adyar river coming back to life are overstated 5.9.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Response to an article on Scroll.in by a member of a committee appointed by the Madras High Court to oversee the restoration of Adyar creek.
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Is there a safe and sustainable way for India to dismantle old ships? 30.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Conducting the entire shipbreaking process on a specially constructed bed rather than a muddy surface could limit environmental damage, say researchers.
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The Beirut port explosion was exceptional, but events leading up to it were not 6.8.2020 Scroll.in
Abandoned containers of hazardous goods are found regularly in ports.
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Appeal to scrap draft EIA notification 30.7.2020 The Assam Tribune
Appeal to scrap draft EIA notification
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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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Trump declares state of emergency as Michigan floodwaters recede 22.5.2020 Reuters: World News
Floodwaters that breached two dams in central Michigan began to recede on Thursday after displacing thousands of people while spreading to a Dow Chemical plant and an adjacent hazardous waste cleanup site.
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Michigan flooding displaces thousands, encroaches on chemical plant 21.5.2020 Reuters: Top News
Rising floodwaters unleashed by two dam failures submerged parts of the central Michigan town of Midland on Wednesday, displacing thousands of residents and spreading into a Dow Chemical Co plant in the riverfront city.
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Bengaluru Water Bodies Look Cleaner, 3 Weeks Into Coronavirus Lockdown 15.4.2020 NDTV News - India-news
Bengaluru's water bodies have been notorious for being polluted all the time.
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Cleaner River Water, Better Air Quality - Positive Effects Of Lockdown 5.4.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The nationwide lockdown that brought 1.3 billion people to a stop has apparently caused positive changes in the environment, atleast temporarily. Skies are clearer and river water seems cleaner.
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Yamuna River's Water "Looking Cleaner" Amid Lockdown: Delhi Jal Board 5.4.2020 NDTV News - India-news
The closure of industrial units in Delhi-NCR during the lockdown led to an improvement in water quality of the Yamuna river toxic wastes and effluents are not being discharged into it, said...
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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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On SC directive, NEERI team collects water samples from Yamuna river in Mathura 8.3.2020 Hindu: National
After taking the samples, the team left for Agra on Friday to obtain samples from the river there.
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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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CM to formally launch APEMCL 2.3.2020 Hindu: Rx
The corporation to work in coordination with Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board
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Kolkata plans its first biomining project at Mollar Bheri landfill on eastern wetland 21.1.2020 Citizen Matters
The Rs 21-crore project will be implemented in 55 acres of land near Mollar Bheri, a shallow fishery located in the East Kolkata Wetlands, that has seen a 12-feet-high mountain of waste build up over the years.
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Chennai Buzz: New performance-based waste contract | Corporation’s ‘secret agents’ | New Year eve security… and more 30.12.2019 Citizen Matters, Chennai
Waste, water, commute options -- catch the important civic news from your city over the last seven days,
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Green Laws Must For Railway Stations: National Green Tribunal 15.12.2019 NDTV News - India-news
Railway stations across the country are required to obtain necessary environmental permissions as several polluting activities take place there, the National Green Tribunal has said.
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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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