Enforcement and Compliance News

An Air Purifier for Beijing?

Date of Release: 
Aug 1 2016

While it is recognized that this tower cannot solve the choking smog of Beijing, it is still quite remarkable (pictured below).

«

NGT notice to UP govt for illegal sand-mining in Sambhal

Date of Release: 
May 17 2016

Bareilly: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday directed chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh, director of state level environment impact assessment authority, district magistrate and senior superintendent ,of police, Sambhal to file a response on the issue of illegal sand-mining in Sambhal district.

The application, claiming that sand mafias are carrying on mining at the banks of river Ganga in Ishampur village of Sambhal district, was filed by a social activist on April 8.

«

Joint Statement Between The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Ministry of The Environment of Japan on Continued Bilateral Environmental Cooperation

Date of Release: 
May 16 2016

TOYAMA, JAPAN - While gathered in Toyama, Japan for the G7 Environment Ministers’ Meeting, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy, and the Minister of the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Tamayo Marukawa, met to discuss accomplishments and plans for U.S. – Japan environmental cooperation. This builds on an August 24, 2015 meeting between Administrator McCarthy and then MOEJ-Minister Yoshio Mochizuki on a common view to enhance bilateral and regional environmental collaboration.

«

Capital residents want city to inspect cement factory

Date of Release: 
May 3 2016

Representatives of 51 families living in the capital’s Chbar Ampov district yesterday delivered a petition to Phnom Penh Municipal Hall calling on authorities to inspect a cement factory they fear may be dangerous and damaging to their health.

The Sambath Meancheng Concrete Company operates a sand-dredging and cement-mixing business in Veal Sbov commune’s Kdei Ta Koy village. Residents say the factory fills their home with sand and cement dust, and that its machinery keeps them awake at night, vibrating with such intensity that it causes nearby buildings to crack.

«

Pesticides blamed for sickening 31 in Battambang

Date of Release: 
May 9 2016

Water contaminated by pesticides has been blamed for poisoning 31 people in Battambang’s Samlot district.

The victims, aged from 6 months to 40 years, were taken to Ka Sang health centre suffering vomiting, fever and headaches after using water from a stream and pond in Prey Thhom village on Thursday. All were expected to recover.

Provincial health service deputy director Ouk Vithiear said pesticides probably seeped into the water from the surrounding farmland.

«

Lao e-waste plant raises pollution concerns

Date of Release: 
Apr 8 2016

An industrial plant that mines cast-off electronics for their valuable metals appears to be pumping polluted waste water into the neighborhood surrounding Vientiane’s Special Economic Zone causing contamination levels to jump dramatically, local residents told RFA’s Lao Service.

The Hokeng Metal Processing Co. plant located in Nonthong village in Vientiane’s Saythany district reclaims copper, lead and other valuable minerals from computers, televisions, batteries and other castoff electronics, and then resells the metals to customers worldwide.

«

Gold miners face business shutdown

Date of Release: 
May 11 2016

Thailand's gold mining industry is set to go out of business as the cabinet has decided to stop renewing and issuing licences for gold ore exploration and gold mining following a public outcry over health and environmental issues.

Speaking after a cabinet meeting Tuesday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insisted gold mining will cease by the end of this year. Steps will also be taken to rehabilitate mining areas and help workers set to lose their jobs.

«

It's not just cancer! Radiation, genomic instability and heritable genetic damage

Date of Release: 
Mar 17 2016

Those who fear the effects of radiation always focus on cancer. But the most frightening and serious consequences of radiation are genetic.

Cancer is just one small bleak reflection, a flash of cold light from a facet of the iceberg of genetic damage to life on Earth constructed from human folly, power-lust and stupidity.

Cancer is a genetic disease expressed at the cellular level. But genetic effects are transmitted across the generations.

«

Koide Hiroaki: an insider's exposé of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Date of Release: 
Mar 17 2016

His powerful critique of the 'nuclear village' and active involvement in anti-nuclear movements "earned him an honourable form of purgatory as a permanent assistant professor at Kyoto University."

Koide retired from Kyoto University in the spring of 2015, but continues to write and act as an important voice of conscience for many who share his vision of the future free from nuclear energy and weapons.

«

The Air We Breathe

Date of Release: 
May 31 2016

Every year, nearly 4 million people die from outdoor air pollution – that’s more than are killed by AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Nearly 90 per cent of those deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, which typically lack the capacity to monitor the quality of their air.

«
Syndicate content