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SC seeks toxicity report of Bhopal groundwater

NEW DELHI, August 14: The first-ever official test to find out toxicity level in groundwater around Bhopal's Union Carbide plant since the leak of poisonous gas in 1984 will be soon conducted with the Supreme Court.
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Zinc, nickel plating units will not need SAC nod: PPCB chief

Ludhiana, August 13: Although the written orders are yet to come, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Chairman Ravinder Singh has announced the electroplating units doing nickel and zinc plating and having machinery cost upto Rs 10 lakh and Rs 15 lakh respectively now need not get clearance from the Site Appraisal Committee (SAC).

Biomedical waste incinerator proposed for city

Kochi, August 12: The Kerala Enviro Infrastructure Limited, which runs a Common Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facility (CHWTSDF) at Ambalamedu, has submitted a detailed project report to the State government and the State Pollution Control Board seeking approval to set up an incinerator for the treatment and disposal of biomedical waste. 

State ranks 6th in green index

BHUBANESWAR, Aug. 12 -- The Environment Performance Index (EPI), prepared by the Planning Commission, has placed Odisha at sixth rank among the 28 States and seven Union Territories. The ranking assumes significance in view of the plan panel's decision to link EPI with fund devolution for the States.
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Odisha: Nalco planning to set up bio-diesel plant

Bhubaneswar, August 11: Nalco planning to set up bio-diesel plant. Guided by Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB), NALCO is planning to set up a biodiesel project at a cost of Rs 97 lakh. Member Secretary for OSPCB Sidhant Das informed this here today during the celebration of the International Bio-diesel Day-2012.
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Dairy farms told to check effluents

Hyderabad, August 10: You don’t associate the dairy industry with pollution. Yet, in the process of generating one kilo litre of milk, a dairy farm ends up generating three kilo litre of effluents.
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Plastic Tricolour banned this I-Day

Bengaluru, August 10: Two government agencies in Bengaluru are trying their best to eliminate plastic patriotism this Independence Day. The BBMP and the State Pollution Control Board have banned the sale of plastic Tricolour which not only harms the environment but also chokes the drains once I-Day is over.
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Road map for cleaner air

New Delhi, August 9: The Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry has sought setting up of an inter-ministerial Committee (IMC) with representatives from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Ministry of Heavy Industries, Urban Development and Public Enterprises and the Ministry of Environment and Forests to draw up a roadmap for reduction of pollution.

Environment ministry to revamp clearances

Mumbai, July 30: The Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has put in place a plan to mitigate potential corruption in awarding forest and environmental licences, to hasten the entire process.
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A filthy affair of Ooty Lake

UDHAGAMANDALAM, July 30: A study conducted by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has rated Ooty Lake as one of the most polluted water bodies in the state. The study states that the quality of water in the lake is unsuitable for potable purposes.

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