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Quest for black diamond leaves Korba breathless

Quest for black diamond leaves Korba breathless | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
This is the second article in a three-part series on the role of environment in the upcoming elections at Chhattisgarh. Part One describes the paradox of development in the resource-rich state and Part Three describes how the tribal communities have taken matters into their own hands for the upcoming elections, by fielding their own candidates. Iconic …
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Adani’s Australia Coal Mine Hit By Another Setback as Korean Banks Rule out Financing

Adani’s Australia Coal Mine Hit By Another Setback as Korean Banks Rule out Financing | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The Korea Development Bank, the Export-Import Bank of Korea and the KDB Infrastructure Investment Asset Management Company have all confirmed that they will not be funding the $2 billion project.
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Environmental Factor - November 2018: High exposure to radio frequency radiation associated with cancer in male rats

Environmental Factor - November 2018: High exposure to radio frequency radiation associated with cancer in male rats | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The National Toxicology Program found clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation developed cancerous heart tumors.
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MoEF Notification – Preparation of District Survey Report for Sand Mining or River Bed Mining | Environics Trust

MoEF Notification – Preparation of District Survey Report for Sand Mining or River Bed Mining | Environics Trust | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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Silicosis killing thousands in quarries across India | Asia Times

Silicosis killing thousands in quarries across India | Asia Times | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Afflicted with an incurable disease, miners in Madhya Pradesh continue to work in hazardous environments, often dying before receiving help
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Is your phone tainted by the misery of 35,000 children in Congo's mines? | Siddharth Kara | Global development | The Guardian

Is your phone tainted by the misery of 35,000 children in Congo's mines? | Siddharth Kara | Global development | The Guardian | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
My field research shows that children as young as six are among those risking their lives amid toxic dust to mine cobalt for the world’s big electronics firms
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Bhilai Steel Plant: A History of Negligence, Alleges CITU

Bhilai Steel Plant: A History of Negligence, Alleges CITU | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
A deadly accident – the second this year - occurred when workers were engaged in repair work on a gas line at the state-owned plant, killing at least 11 of them.
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Big Pharma cheating countries out of billions in tax

Big Pharma cheating countries out of billions in tax | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies appear to be dodging an estimated NZ$5.5 billion in tax per year across 16 countries, reveals a new report from Oxfam today.  The report, ‘Prescription for Poverty', analyses the financial disclosures from Pfizer, Merck & Co. (also known as MSD), Johnson & Johnson and Abbott, between 2013 and 2015 and finds:
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CCTV Footage Reveals Samsung’s Bungled Rescue Attempt After The Fatal CO2 Leak

CCTV Footage Reveals Samsung’s Bungled Rescue Attempt After The Fatal CO2 Leak | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
CCTV footage is released belying Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.'s claims about the recent carbon dioxide leak that left two dead and two injured at Samsung’s Giheuing plant on Sept. 4. Recue In Real Time? On Sept. 4, three temporary workers from Samsung’s contractor lost consciousness, poisoned by CO2 spewed through ruptured valves in a basement…
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A memorial honours the many people who died because of Wittenoom's asbestos history - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A memorial honours the many people who died because of Wittenoom's asbestos history - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Lyniece Bolitho had an idyllic childhood growing up in Wittenoom at the foot of WA's Hamersley Ranges — until the men in her family started dying when she was 14.
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NGT Orders Scientific Closure Of Abandoned Asbestos Mines In 4 States, Restoration Plan To Be Implemented By 6 Months

NGT Orders Scientific Closure Of Abandoned Asbestos Mines In 4 States, Restoration Plan To Be Implemented By 6 Months | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday directed the governments of Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh to scientifically close all abandoned asbestos mines falling within their territories. Taking a serious note of health ailments faced by people residing around abandoned mining sites in Roro Hills and the surrounding areas in West Singhbhum district of …
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Labour reforms: The cost of optimising Indian economy | Labour reforms | labour law reforms | labour codes | Industrial Relations Code | Code on Wages | Code on Social Security | Code on Occupation...

Labour reforms: The cost of optimising Indian economy | Labour reforms | labour law reforms | labour codes | Industrial Relations Code | Code on Wages | Code on Social Security | Code on Occupation... | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Govt looks to change outdated laws that have remained a deterrent to economic growth. Labour reforms. labour law reforms. labour codes. Industrial Relations Code. Code on Wages. Code on Social Security. Code on Occupational Safety and Health and Working conditions.
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Corporate intelligence agency pays substantial damages over claim for spying

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NTPC's "poor" track record on workers' safety, whether permanent or on contract

NTPC's "poor" track record on workers' safety, whether permanent or on contract | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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Samsung to Compensate Infirm workers from 1984 Onward, Arbitration Proposal Demands

Samsung to Compensate Infirm workers from 1984 Onward, Arbitration Proposal Demands | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. should compensate workers falling ill at its LCD and chip plants from 1984 onward, the Mediation Committee said on Nov. 1, 2018 in its final arbitration proposal.  The committee also requests a Samsung representative director should publicly read an apology before an audience of its occupational victims and their families to…
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NGO forum demands ADB to stop financing climate change

NGO forum demands ADB to stop financing climate change | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) 6th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation (APAN) Forum starts today and will run until October 19, 2018.
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Dying for China’s economic miracle: migrant workers ravaged by lung disease, fighting to pay for their funerals

Dying for China’s economic miracle: migrant workers ravaged by lung disease, fighting to pay for their funerals | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Lack of contract denies compensation to many, while slow response from local government means more could die before medical and financial help arrives
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India needs a comprehensive approach to prevent pesticide related suicides

India needs a comprehensive approach to prevent pesticide related suicides | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Most persons who engage in suicidal behaviour don't want to die but the government lacks proper data on the incidence of pesticide poisoning to make informed policy decisions 
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Cancer death after playing football near asbestos factory

Cancer death after playing football near asbestos factory | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
PLAYING football as a youngster led to the death of David Rock half a century later... because the field where he played was close to an asbestos…
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‘Last mile connectivity for power consumers can be better achieved by establishing more wind and solar plants’

‘Last mile connectivity for power consumers can be better achieved by establishing more wind and solar plants’ | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Ritwick Dutta is co-founder and managing trustee of Legal Initiative for Forests and Environment. For over a decade he’s used different legal forums to enforce adherence to environmental laws. In a conversation with Mank
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It's time for the EPA to ban asbestos once and for all (opinion)

It's time for the EPA to ban asbestos once and for all (opinion) | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
Linda Reinstein writes that in order to protect Americans from asbestos-induced illnesses, the EPA must finally close the loopholes and impose a complete ban on asbestos.
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17L respiratory infections, 981 deaths in 5 yrs in capital - The Times Of India - Delhi, 2018-08-08

17L respiratory infections, 981 deaths in 5 yrs in capital - The Times Of India - Delhi, 2018-08-08 | Occupational and Environment Health | Scoop.it
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