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Gujarat HC directs Electrotherm to close unit

Ahmedabad, May 12: In a significant development, the Gujarat High Court directed closure of the steel bar production unit of Electrotherm Private Limited as it lacked proper environment clearance mandatory under Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006.
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Policy for cleaner environment

Chennai, May 11: Tamil Nadu government on Thursday unveiled the draft state environment policy, striving to promote, coordinate and regulate the activities towards providing healthier environment to the people of the state.
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No legal framework for buffer zone: GPCB

Ahmedabad, May 11: The Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has sought advice from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for policy integration with reference to residential and commercial development around hazardous waste landfill sites. 
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India's Supreme Court stops entry of Exxon Valdez

New Delhi, May 10: The Supreme Court has said the Exxon Valdez cannot enter an Indian port for dismantling until it has been decontaminated, according to environmental activist Gopal Krishna on Wednesday.
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Huge plastic waste a 'ticking bomb'

INDORE, May 9: A huge plastic bag waste is taking a toll on lakes, ponds and drainage of the city. Every day, Indore generates around 40 tonnes of plastic out of which about 10 tonnes goes to integrated disposal plant.
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Groundwater in Vadodara village scares

Vadodra, May 8: A seismology report has indicted a multinational company’s dye production unit for groundwater contamination near Vadodara even as the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) says the company has submitted detailed remediation plans after closure notices were issued January this year.

Stop toxic ship mid-way: SC

New Delhi, May 7: Taking a serious view of the allegations that an ailing and contaminated US ship ‘Oriental Nicety’ has entered Indian shores to get its last rites done at Gujarat’s ship breaking grave yard, the Supreme Court has issued notices.
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Health hazard looms over 1800 families in city

Ahmedabad, May 7: A total of 1,803 families are living under constant threat of ill-health. They are living in residential colonies located within a 500 metre radius of hazardous landfill sites in the city.

Untreated groundwater a serious health issue, says survey

New Delhi, May 6: A survey of 71 cities across the country conducted by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has shown that officially 82 per cent of all the water that municipalities of these cities supply.
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