The disposal of contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has been a longstanding problem for Japan as it proceeds with an decades-long decommissioning project. Nearly 1.2 million tonnes of contaminated water are currently stored in huge tanks at the facility.
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Delhi recorded a 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of 312. The last time the air quality hit such a poor level was in February with an AQI 320.
The specific measures that would be implemented under GRAP will depend on the Air Quality Index (AQI). If the pollution level turns “severe”, brick kilns, stone crushers, and hot mix plants may be closed, as per GRAP recommendations.
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The 50 CPCB teams will make extensive field visits from October 15 to February 28 next year and focus on hot spots where air pollution is aggravated, the environment ministry said. They will visit Delhi and NCR towns Noida, Ghaziabad, Meerut in Uttar Pradesh; Gurugram, Faridabad, Ballabgarh, Jhajjar, Panipat, Sonepat in Haryana; and Bhiwadi, Alwar, Bharatpur in Rajasthan.
The plea, filed by advocate Avadh Bihari Kaushik, has referred to the incident which came into light on May 27 this year when a pregnant elephant was found standing in Velliyar river in Kerala's Palakkad district and later the animal drowned and died in the river.
The company’s founder and CEO, Navkaran Singh Bagga said that alternative technologies like atmospheric water generators (AWG) that do not depend on any water source can be installed at offices, buildings, factories, villages, for safe and pure drinking water
As governments ordered lockdowns to try to crush the first wave of COVID-19, CO2 emissions from transport, power and aviation plummeted, the international team of researchers said.
Last week, the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government in the national capital had launched the ‘green war room’ to aid in its battle against the smog blanket that shrouds Delhi every winter causing severe respiratory distress
A three-judge bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi sought response from the Haryana government, state pollution control board (SPCB) and the NGO on whose plea the tribunal had passed the order.
Delhi’s air quality had turned “poor” for the first time since June 29 on October 7, with the Central Pollution Control Board recording an average AQI of 215.
COVID-19 biomedical waste could include PPE kits, masks, shoe covers, gloves, human tissues, items contaminated with blood, body fluids like dressings, plaster casts, cotton swabs, beddings contaminated with blood or body fluid, blood bags, needles, syringes etc.
Siddharth Shah, Director of Airowater told Moneycontrol that the company uses a patented atmospheric water generator (AWG) green technology that harvests water from the humidity in the air
In view of air quality in Delhi-NCR hitting poor level, a Supreme Court-mandated body Thursday announced implementation of graded response action plan (GRAP) from October 15 and a ban on the use of diesel generators, except for essential and emergency services in Delhi and the neighbouring cities of Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon.
The study, published in The Innovation journal, analysed key urban air pollutants, including fine particle matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and ozone (O3), across 3,122 counties in the US from January to July.
Sulphur dioxide is a poisonous air pollutant that increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and premature death. In 2019, India emitted 21 percent of global anthropogenic (human-made) SO2 emissions, nearly double that of second-ranked global emitter, Russia.
The Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor, SAFAR, said, "PM2.5 is now becoming the lead pollutant instead of PM10 — a characteristic of winters."
PM10 levels in Delhi-NCR stood at 225 microgram per cubic metre (g/m3) at 10 am, which is the highest in over three months, according to CPCB data.
At present, the ozone hole over the Antarctic covers 23 million square km, which is above the average for the past 10 years, as per a World Meteorological Organisation report
The petition contended that stubble burning contributes almost 40 percent of air pollution in Delhi.
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Scientists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, PUSA, have found a low-cost, simple and effective way to deal with the problem of stubble burning, Arvind Kejriwal said.
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The company has committed to reducing its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent by 2030, keeping 2017-18 as the base year. It is the first Indian and the third Asian pharmaceutical company to join the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for minimising environmental harm.