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Campaign to rid Bishnumati of solid waste launched

Date of Release: 
Sep 28 2013

Around 500 people, including 200 staffers from the metropolis, gathered on the banks of the Bishnumati River today to take part in the river cleaning campaign today.

Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office initiated the campaign today to clean the Bishnumati River by removing solid waste and urging all not to throw such garbage into the river. They gathered at 10 different locations along the river and took part in the cleaning campaign.

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Chicago sued over its sewage

Date of Release: 
May 3 2011

Environmental groups on Tuesday sued the city of Chicago's water treatment authority, charging its sewage promotes algae growth that is choking Midwestern rivers and contributes to the Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone."

The federal lawsuit demands Chicago's Metropolitan Water Reclamation District deal with frequent runoff of untreated sewage into local waterways during storms that cause problems downstream.

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