Showing posts with label toxic chemicals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label toxic chemicals. Show all posts

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Ukraine at risk from chemical disaster, water safety in escalating conflict: UN experts

Ukraine is facing new risks of chemical disaster and water safety
Ukraine is facing new risks of chemical disaster and water safety after an escalation of conflict near water supply facilities in the east of the country, two UN special rapporteurs warned Friday.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

US state of New York bans electronic cigarettes in workplaces

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Electronic cigarettes and vaping are being banned in bars, restaurants and most workplaces in the US state of New York under a new law that takes effective in 30 days.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

After Mass Bee Die Off Canada Considers Ban on Pesticides

Health Canada, a federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve health, released on Wednesday a draft risk-assessment for Imidacloprid for public comment.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Melting ice sheet may expose Cold War base, hazardous waste

United States military officials in the 1960s thought it could be thousands of years before an abandoned base in Greenland was again visible without a lot of digging, but that's only because they didn't count on the Greenland Ice Sheet melting so soon.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

1 killed, 9 injured in east China chemical plant blast

One person was killed and nine others were injured after a blast ripped through a chemical plant in east China's Shandong Province on Saturday night, local authorities said early Sunday morning.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

No cyanide detected from Tianjin river section with fish deaths (monitoring result)

No toxic levels of cyanide have been detected in water samples taken from a Tianjin river where a large number of dead fish were spotted after last week's explosions.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tianjin blast: White foam on rainwater 'is normal'.

Thunderstorms on Tuesday morning made the Tianjin recovery operation more difficult, with an increased risk of rainwater becoming polluted. However, the air and water quality were still within what is considered a safe range, monitoring officials said.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

China treats polluted water at Tianjin blast site

Chinese authorities are treating thousands of tonnes of polluted water at the Tianjin port, which was rocked by warehouse blasts last week.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Tianjin blasts death toll rises to 114, 70 missing

Death toll of the massive Tianjin blasts rose to 114 after rescuers found two more bodies in the debris, a municipal publicity official said on Monday.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Residents evacuated as death toll rises in Tianjin blasts

Residents near the site of two giant explosions in the northern Chinese port city of Tianjin were being evacuated on Saturday over fears of toxic contamination, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Contamination fears after deadly blast at Chinese port city of Tianjin

Residents living near the site of giant explosions in a Chinese port expressed fears for their safety Friday, after reports there could be hundreds of tonnes of dangerous chemicals at the site.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tianjin/China: Tragedy raises questions over safety planning

The explosions in Tianjin may have raised questions over loopholes in the logistics company's safety precautions and the warehouse's location.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

OSCE helps Albania dispose of highly toxic chemicals

TIRANA, 27 May 2015 - One hundred sixteen tonnes of hazardous chemicals will be shipped out of Albania from today for safe destruction thanks to a project run by the OSCE Presence in Albania, with the financial support of several OSCE participating States.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fracking Could Provide 140 Billion Barrels of Oil Outside North America

 A study of global untapped oil wealth, published by the US-based IHS research firm on Wednesday, shows that Russia, China, Iran and Mexico are the four countries that would benefit the most from such new extraction methods as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

European Commission Rules Out EU Shale Gas Boom

Speaking at the opening session of the EU Energy Security Conference, Sefcovic cited Europe’s geological conditions, population density and public environmental concerns as the main obstacles preventing widespread shale gas exploration.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Warning as toxic smog cloud heads to Essex - United Kingdom

A WARNING has been issued after a toxic smog cloud is heading to the UK - causing problems for asthma sufferers.

Health experts say the deadly pollution could put thousands of people with health problems at risk.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Naples : des milliers de personnes contre la pollution des terres par la mafia

Des dizaines de milliers de personnes – 30 000 selon la police, 100 000 selon les organisateurs – ont manifesté samedi 16 novembre dans l'après-midi à Naples pour protester contre la pollution de terres par des déchets toxiques enfouis illégalement par la mafia.

Sous une pluie battante, les manifestants, regroupés derrière des banderoles dénonçant le "biocide" en cours dans les environs de Naples, ont réclamé que terrains et eaux souillées soient assainis. Brandissant pour certains des photos de leurs proches décédés du cancer, les manifestants ont crié "non à la Camorra", la mafia napolitaine, à l'origine de ces enfouissements massifs. Une minute de silence a été observée à la mémoire des enfants "morts trop tôt". En tête de la manifestation, le père Maurizio Patriciello, l'un des premiers à dénoncer le scandale, et le chanteur napolitain Nino d'Angelo.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Όταν η μόδα αρρωσταίνει

Πρόσφατη έκθεση της Greenpeace αποδεικνύει ότι μεγάλες αλυσίδες ρούχων χρησιμοποιούν υφάσματα με τοξικά δηλητήρια. Παράλληλα άνθρωποι εργάζονται σε άθλιες συνθήκες αμειβόμενοι πενιχρά.
Την περασμένη εβδομάδα μια είδηση από τη Ντάκα του Μπαγκλαντές σόκαρε. Πάνω από 100 άνθρωποι έχασαν τη ζωή τους γιατί στο υφαντουργείο που εργάζονταν ξέσπασε πυρκαγιά. Τα μέτρα ασφαλείας ήταν άθλια, όπως και οι συνθήκες κάτω από τις οποίες εργάζονταν. Στόχος να παράγουν φθηνά οι μεγάλες εταιρείες στη Δύση.

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