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Reuse of Textile ETP Sludge as Construction Material

As per Tamil Nadu State Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) records, there are about 830 large units engaged in textile industrial processes in Tirupur alone. These industries have established eight Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) and many individual Effluent Treatment Plants (ETP), which are subjected to treat about 75,000 m3 of effluent per day genereated by…

Impacts of E-Waste on the World

Many health risks are involved with the dismantling and burning of e-waste. This is mostly due to the lack of health and safety laws, or poorly enforced ones, that do not require the companies to provide safe working environments and safety gear for the workers to wear. The toxins that are burned to get to…

Managing Solid Wastes in the Philippines

Waste management is the collection, transport, processing or disposal, managing and monitoring of waste materials. The term usually relates to materials produced by human activity, and the process is generally undertaken to reduce their effect on health, the environment or aesthetics. Waste management is a distinct practice from resource recovery which focuses on delaying the…

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Toxic substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Waste Control Act of 1990

Objective: The objective of this act is to keep an inventory of chemicals that are presently being imported manufactured or used, indicating among others, their existing and possible uses, test data, names of firms manufacturing or using them and such other information as may be considered relevant to the protection of health and the environment…

Pollution and Its Effects on the Ecosystem

You might wonder why the focus on man’s activities. Aren’t there also natural factors for land pollution, such as hurricanes, earthquakes and flood that tear down buildings, trees and leave the land polluted with debris and dead bodies? Well, natural events like volcanic eruptions and tsunamis can bring about land pollution. When the large amounts…

Pros and Cons of Storing Nuclear Waste

Nuclear Pros and Cons A seemingly ideal action, Yucca Mountain is 100 miles outside of Lass Vegas, with the nearest humans 15 miles away (Hansen, 2001). However, many environmentalists and Nevada residents have grave reservations about putting the permanent storage at Yucca Mountain, citing concerns such as waste transportation dangers, geological instability, and the inability…

Background information about waste disposal practices

A primary objective of waste management today is to protect the public and the environment from potentially harmful effects of waste. Some waste materials are normally safe, but can become hazardous if not managed properly. For example, 1 gal (3. 75 1) of used motor oil can potentially contaminate one million gal (3,790,000 1) of…

Natural disasters are often not natural

When this tension is released the buildings, bridges, pipes etc which lie in the line of the seismic waves can often not withstand the force and strain of the earthquakes and can potentially harm people. However is it the people’s fault that the earthquake occurred in the first place? Earthquakes induced by human activity have…

Community Environmental Issues

Pollutants in the water present unique challenges to the environmental sustainability issue. Out Of the 25 sources Of water in the area only six are considered in “good” condition while others are listed as “impaired. ” Many of the local waters are listed impaired because of non- native fish/shellfish/zooplankton and centralization. Many of the reports…

Global Warming and Acid Rain

Light Energy is rapped and used to convert carbon dioxide, water, and other minerals into oxygen and energy rich organic compounds. Carbon Dioxide is emitted into the air as humans exhale, burn fossil fuels for energy, and deforest the planet. Every year humans add over 30 billion tons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by…

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