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How burning rubbish at garbage landfills are injurious to health

Just why managing waste efficiently needs immediate answers and lasting solutions is evident from the fire at Mumbai’s Deonar dumping ground that took nearly 10 days to be controlled. Days after the blaze, the smoke billowing from the mounds of trash has been a health hazard with the civic body shutting down 74 schools and the Out Patient Department of several private and government dispensaries witnessing a rise in the number of patients suffering from throat irritation and other respiratory issues.

Garbage dumped here is often mixed waste – with paper, plastic containers, bottles, cans and at times electronic goods. Moreover when it accumulates with decomposable wastes from food, dead animals, construction debris and even industrial waste then it is definitely a serious health concern.

Burning even small amounts of plastic and rubber releases chemicals that are unsafe, reveals Dr Hemant Purohit, Deputy Director of National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI). Open burning is an inefficient combustion process that releases significant amounts of air pollutants and ash, and dense white or black smoke, the scientist explained.

– See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/explained/how-burning-rubbish-at-garbage-landfills-are-injurious-to-health/#sthash.e30IQ5SV.dpuf

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Written by csirindia

February 9, 2016 at 8:50 am

Posted in NEERI, Uncategorized

Tapas Nandy is Neeri acting director

CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-NEERI) has appointed Tapas Nandy as the acting director of NEERI. He replaces Satish Wate who superannuated on December 31.

Nandy is a doctorate in environmental engineering with 34 years of experience in research and development in wastewater treatment and management with recourse to disposal, recycle and reuse. He also has extensive field experience in wastewater management in various industrial sectors…

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Tapas-Nandy-is-Neeri-acting-director/articleshow/50749037.cms

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January 28, 2016 at 9:14 am

Posted in NEERI, Uncategorized

HC asks NEERI to study Godavari’s pollution during Kumbh Mela

29 October 2015

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to study the pollution of river Godavari caused by the `Shahi Snaan’ (royal bath) events during the Kumbh Mela which began at Nashik on July 24 this year….

Source: http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/hc-asks-neeri-to-study-godavaris-pollution-during-kumbh-mela_1816053.html

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November 2, 2015 at 9:12 am

Posted in NEERI

HC asks NEERI to study Godavari’s pollution during Kumbh Mela

29 October 2015

The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to study the pollution of river Godavari caused by the ‘Shahi Snaan’ (royal bath) events during the Kumbh Mela which began at Nashik on July 24 this year. The division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka asked the NEERI to form a committee for this purpose and submit a report before December 11. The High Court also directed the authorities not to release the water from Godavari any further as it might have been polluted after the Shahi Snaan. ….

Source: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/hc-asks-neeri-to-study-godavaris-pollution-during-kumbh-mela/16640190#sthash.e7Y5qcSL.dpuf

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October 30, 2015 at 9:06 am

Posted in NEERI

NEERI to collect Periyar samples

24 October 2015

KOCHI: An 11-member team from the National Environmental Engineering and Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur, will collect water samples from effluent discharge points of four industrial units located on the banks of Periyar from October 27.

This follows an instruction from the Chennai bench of the National Green Tribunal on a petition filed by A. Muhammed Ali of Jan Jagratha Samithi, Eloor….

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/neeri-to-collect-periyar-samples/article7799045.ece

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October 25, 2015 at 7:04 pm

Posted in NEERI

NGT Directs NEERI to Study Pollution in the Periyar

02 October 2015

KOCHI: The Chennai bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Nagpur,to take samples from the outlets of Hindustan Insecticides Ltd, the Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd, Merchem Limited and Cochin Minerals and Routiles Ltd that are situated in the Eloor- Edayar industrial belt…

Source:http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/NGT-Directs-NEERI-to-Study-Pollution-in-the-Periyar/2015/10/02/article3058052.ece

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October 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Posted in NEERI

Neeri develops more efficient solar tech

27 September 2015

NAGPUR: Even as the state government is planning generation of 200MW solar power using roof top panels, solar cookers, pumps, water heaters etc, city-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) has come with more efficient and affordable models of these equipment using different and newer materials instead of the conventional heating materials like copper.

Neeri has put all these equipment for permanent display on its premises. Some of these are being locally manufactured while others are in collaboration with international agencies….

SOURCE: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Neeri-develops-more-efficient-solar-tech/articleshow/49121057.cms

Written by csirindia

September 27, 2015 at 10:20 pm

Posted in NEERI