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USD 30M battery recycling plant breaks ground in US


Reno (Nevada): A California company has broken ground on a USD 30-million battery recycling plant in Nevada that federal officials say will be the first of its kind in the world.

Non-utilisation of Rs 4 cr for disposing Carbide waste: Audit

About Rs 4 crore earmarked for safe disposal of toxic waste lying at Union Carbide site here was not utilised by Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB), an audit report has said.

200 mn people globally at risk of exposure to toxic waste: Study

Nearly 200 million people globally are at risk of exposure to toxic waste, a report has revealed.

UN conference adopts Minamata mercury treaty

A UN conference adopted a treaty on mercury control Thursday near the site of Japan`s worst industrial poisoning, as Tokyo pledged USD2 billion to help poorer nations combat pollution.

Handling oppn on Carbide waste disposal lies with Germany: MP

The Madhya Pradesh government on Friday said that the responsibility of the internal protests against the disposal of Union Carbide`s toxic waste in Germany, solely lies with the government of that country.

Bhopal gas leak: Toxic waste to be disposed in Germany

A GoM gave its approval to MP government to dispose of 350 metric tonnes of Union Carbide toxic waste in Germany.

Bhopal gas tragedy: Order on toxic waste deferred

SC put on hold its order directing disposal of toxic wastes lying in UCIL plant, now represented by DOW Chemical Company.

Shale gas extraction not harmful: Polish report

A scientific study in Poland has found that shale gas extraction at one site produced some toxic refuse but that the waste was reused and didn`t harm the environment.

Bugs generate power while cleaning nuclear waste

Researchers have figured out how a class of bugs can deliver double benefit -- generate power while cleaning up nuclear waste and other toxic metals.

NGO protests disposal of Carbide plant toxic waste

The process of disposal of 346 MT of toxic waste lying at defunct Union Carbide plant has once again hit a road block.

Toxic waste lying in premises of Mumbai ports: NCP

The Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist
Congress Party (NCP) has expressed shock over huge quantity of
toxic waste lying in the premises of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port
Trust and Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT).

Toxic waste at Union Carbide factory to be dumped in Pithampur

The defunct Union Carbide factory
has over 347 metric tonnes of toxic waste which will be
disposed of at the Pithampur-based Treatment Storage Disposal
Facility (TSDF) in Dhar district.