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HC questions Mahagenco, MPCB on fly ash pollution

NAGPUR, August 20: Taking serious cognisance of pollution due to fly ash at Koradi and Kamptee, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Thursday sternly asked Mahagenco and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) to file detailed affidavits on their efforts to dispose it of within two weeks. 

Oil spill may reach Juhu, Uran, Thane creek

Mumbai, August 10: Tar balls were reported from two more beaches of Mumbai and from a beach at Alibaug on Tuesday but the authorities said the oil spill from the sunken vessel m.v. Rak Carrier had reduced. The government said the oil spill may reach the coastal waters and beaches around Juhu, Thane creek and Uran now.
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High Court comes to Periyar river's rescue

 KOCHI, August 10: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday appointed an Advocate Commission to look into the issue of pollution in the Periyar.
The single-member commission consisting of advocate P A Jacob was appointed by the High Court on the basis of a contempt of court petition filed by Eloor-based NGO Green Action Force.
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18 factories told to shut shop for flouting green norm

Kolkata, August 8: In the past two months, West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has issued closure notice to 18 companies in the state for flouting environmental norms.
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Ensure no untreated sewage in river Ganga: HC

Allahabad, Aug 5: A division bench consisting of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Arun Tandon directed the UP Pollution Control Board to make surprise inspection of chrome recovery plants, common effluent treatment plants, combined sewage pumping stations and sewage treatment plant at Kanpur at least once a week and send a report of inspection to the managing director, UPPCU, UP Jal Nigam Kanpur and other concerned authorities and file a copy of the same in the court regularly. 

Pollution board issues guidelines for Ganesh festival

Pune, Aug 4: With less than month left for Ganesh festival, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has issued directives to promote an eco-friendly festival. The guidelines issued discourage the use of plaster of Paris and chemicals in making of the Ganesh idols. To avoid river pollution, MPCB is also mulling more tanks at the river banks.
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Mangalore: Raid - Huge Quantity of Substandard Plastic Bags Unearthed

Mangalore, Aug 4: The officials of the local city corporation here and Karnataka State Environment Pollution Control Board, who intensified their drive against the use of inferior quality plastic bags, conducted simultaneous raids at various places in the city and confiscated about 1,000 kgs of forbidden plastic bags. In the operation, which was conducted on Wednesday August 3, over 100 shops located in Kadri, Hampankatta, Central market, State Bank, Bunder, and other areas were covered.

How the Bellary mining ban will impact thousands of families

Bellary, June 30: Environmental pollution in Sandur, Hospet and Bellary has reached an extreme. Air and water pollution is visible to the naked eye. The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has not properly documented the violation of pollution control norms, as some board officials too were hand-in-glove with the violators. Suspended particulate matter in the air is more than 50% over acceptable limits prescribed by KSPCB.
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Topsia-Tiljala remain fire-prone and neglected

Kolkata, July 28: Questions pertaining to the legality of these commercial buildings have been raised several times.Kolkata Municipal Corporation and West Bengal Pollution Control Board have also carried out inspections, but to no avail. 
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Report on viaduct's impact on environment misleading

MUMBAI, July 28: A week after political workers disrupted a public hearing on the proposed Pedder Road flyover, a local residents' association has complained to the Union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) about a "misleading" environment impact assessment (EIA) report produced by theMaharashtra State Road Development Corporation(MSRDC). 
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