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Periyar turns dumping yard for effluents

Kochi, June 27: About 2.48 crore litres of effluents generated by nearly 55 industrial units in Eloor and Edayar are let out into the Periyar River daily after primary treatment, against the prescribed norm of ‘zero discharge’ by industries to prevent pollution of rivers.

Illegal plastic units operate near lakes

Hyderabad, June 25: While there are 359 plastic units on the inventory of AP Pollution Control Board, a mere 194 have official registration by the Board. 
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Clean canal water mixes with polluted drain

JALANDHAR, June 25: It is a twin tragedy. The water of this canal is treated after spending around Rs 8 lakh a month. Instead of using it, the cleaned water is released into the polluted Jamsher drain that flows into river Sutlej.
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Gujarat maritime board to take call on dismantling of ‘toxic’ ship at Alang: Centre to SC

NEW DELHI, June 24: The Union environment and forests ministry has stepped into the controversy over beaching rights and breaking of the ship, Exxon Valdez (rechristened as Oriental Nicety), at India's biggest ship-breaking yard at Alang by leaving the decision to the Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).
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New industries to install apparatus to check environmental damage

LUCKNOW, June 22: In a decision that might discourage industries to come to the state, government has made it mandatory for all the upcoming industrial units to put in place 'extra' infrastructure to check the damage caused to environment.
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Punjab to take necessary measures to prevent pollution in Ghaggar

CHANDIGARH, June 22: The Chief Minister of Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal stated that his government would take all necessary measures to prevent pollution in the Ghaggar river.

Civic body in dock for jaundice deaths

MUMBAI, June 21: A day after chief minister Prithviraj Chavan visited Ichalkaranji, where 29 persons have succumbed to jaundice, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Boa

Seeking an answer to Chennai's mounting e-waste problem

Chennai, June 15: The next time you go to buy a laptop or a hard disk at one of those swanky showrooms, chances are that the salesperson would, besides telling you the features of the device, also give you detailed instructions on how to discard the equipment and the contact details of their collection centres. 
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