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bio-medical waste disposal: ngt gives last chance to uttarakhand to file report




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.bio-medical waste has been treated with scant respect in several state run hospitals and this extremely hazardous practice has been brought to the notice of the national green tribunal (ngt) by rajiv narayan.the bench, headed by justice jawad ...



ngt tells authorities to file compliance report




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above: ganga in allahabad/photo: anil shakya  the national green tribunal on friday (december 1) dealing with the matter related to pollution in ganga by dumping of sewage waste, plastic waste and biomedical waste directed the uttarakhand sta...



bio-medical waste disposal: ngt issues notices to erring hospitals




above: photo courtesy tunza.eco-generation.orgthe national green tribunal bench headed by justice swatanter kumar on monday (december 18) decided to issue notice to sheela hospital & trauma centre ltd, as well as to the counsel appearing on behalf of the state of uttar pradesh, uttarakhand, haryana...



ngt pulls up hospitals, uppcb for non-compliance of its order




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.the national green tribunal is hearing a petition related to the handling of municipal waste and bio-medical waste in hospitals. the tribunal has directed various pollution control bodies of states uttar pradesh, uttarakhand, punjab and haryan...



disposal of hazardous waste: ngt imposes cost on governments for not replying to




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above: ngt/photo by anil shakya the national green tribunal (ngt) bench headed by justice jawad rahim on monday (march 5) imposed cost on nct delhi and uppcb for non compliance of the order of august 29, 2017 and for not even answering the sho...



india likely to generate 775.5 tonnes of medical waste daily by 2020: study




india is likely to generate about 775.5 tonnes of medical waste per day by 2022 from the current level of 550.9 tonnes daily, a study conducted jointly by industry body assocham and velocity has said.the study, which was released yesterday, said medical waste is expected to grow at a compounded annu...



just 20 percent of e-waste is being recycled




enlargeunu/itushare this storyopting to handle your bills online keeps a lot of paper out of the bin, but the devices you use to go online eventually die anyway. if this “e-waste” ends up in a landfill, the energy and materials that went into manufacturing and delivering those devices are lost. ...



environment minister calls out nsw over recycling




ms enoch said the palaszczuk government was addressing the issue.“the waste industry in queensland is a big industry and while most do the right thing, we will not allow queensland to become a dumping ground for interstate waste,” she said.“that’s why we established a three-month independent...



presstv-ethical issues in electronic waste disposal




©presstvelectronic waste is a rapidly growing problem in our world. yet, many people are unaware of the disastrous effects that tossing old electronics in the bin can have on the environment and human health.



municipal solid waste: ngt imposes a cost of 50 lakhs on punjab for non-complian




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.the national green tribunal on monday (march 19) dealing with collection and disposal of municipal solid waste imposed a cost of rs 50 lakhs on the state of punjab fornon-compliance of the order by the tribunal dated december 1, 2017 and janua...



us nuke waste repository in new mexico will get more space




this undated photo provided by the u.s. department of energy show a continuous miner performing mining activities in the waste isolation pilot plant near carlsbad, n.m. the u.s. energy department announced tuesday, oct. 17, 2017, that the work to carve out more disposal space from the ancient salt f...



serious health risks from lebanon waste burning: report




smoke billows from a burning garbage dump on the northern entrance to the lebanese capital, beirut, on october 26, 2015the open burning of waste in lebanon poses serious health risks, human rights watch warned in a report released on friday, blaming decades-old, across the board government failure. ...



taming the trash - india legal




solid waste management is a major challenge that urban india is confronted with. and the problem will only amplify with increased urbanisation. according to estimates of the union urban deve-lopment ministry, by 2050, half of india’s population will be concentrated in cities and towns. the 2011 ce...



controversial nuclear waste plans back under the spotlight




issues at two of australia's largest radioactive waste storage facilities have put a controversial government plan back under the spotlight.for years the federal government has tried in vain to build a national dump for the country's nuclear waste.  a controversial government plan to build a nat...



presstv-lack of garbage disposal systems blights hits india




the extensive use of plastic packaging and the lack of garbage disposal systems are blighting villages in india's mountainous state of himachal pradesh.villagers are trying to get rid of the plastic by burning it, causing more environmental damage and a risk to health. but some local activists, call...



pest control brought in to keep rats away from swedish hospital entrance




the skåne regional health authority has also tightened procedures for waste management in an effort to solve the problem, reports newspaper sydsvenskan. large numbers of rodents have been attracted to the area at the front of the hospital by refuse left for too long in too few containers, according...



colorado landfills are illegally burying low-level radioactive waste from oil an




colorado landfills have been illegally burying low-level radioactive waste from the oil and gas industry that they are not approved to handle, state health officials revealed this week.state health regulators, confirming at a meeting with local governments the disposal of unknown amounts at ordinary...



ngt seeks time-bound action plan on solid waste disposal




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above: photo courtesy anil shakya the matter related to the dumping of municipal solid waste near a water body came up again before the national green tribunal (ngt) on friday (january 5). the green court bench asked for a solution after the r...



squeezing every drop of fresh water from waste brine




engineers at the university of california, riverside have developed a new way to recover almost 100 percent of the water from highly concentrated salt solutions. the system will alleviate water shortages in arid regions and reduce concerns surrounding high salinity brine disposal, such as hydraulic ...



hazardous waste technician




department: institution: kansas state university manage hazardous materials, waste, related documentation, and databases. characterize hazardous waste classes and associated risks. manage and transport hazardous waste (chemical and medical/bio-hazardous). lab pack and bulk hazardous chemical waste. ...



swachh bharat takes a beating




the bench stressed that under article 19, the right to life included the right to know. people should be informed about how to stop mosquito breeding and what treatments were available for dengue and chikungunya. when the delhi government presented research on how to tackle mosquitoes to the court, ...



sail-bsp to be the first to use plasma technology for toxic waste disposal




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plastic is clogging earth and recycling is barely helping




despite the push to “go green,” plastic waste is growing in quantity at an alarming rate, and current recycling efforts simply aren’t keeping up. that’s the ominous conclusion from a breakthrough study exploring the use – and re-use or disposal – of plastic materials since the 1950s, and...



radioactivity from oil and gas wastewater persists in pennsylvania stream sedime




image: treated oil and gas wastewater flows into a stream in western pennsylvania. a new duke study finds stream sediments at disposal sites such as this one have levels of radioactivity... view more credit: avner vengosh, duke universitydurham, n.c. - more than seven years after pennsylvania offi...



turn it into glass or encase in cement?




congress should consider authorizing the u.s. department of energy to study encasing much of the nuclear waste at the nation's largest waste repository in a cement-like mixture instead of turning it into glass logs, according to a new report from the u.s. government accountability office. doing so b...