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NEW DELHI: Noting groundwater contamination in an around the Sterlite Copper plant at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, the government on Monday told the Rajya Sabha that the analysis of samples from the un

When Erin Brockovich sued a major utility company in the 1990s for contaminating drinking water with hexavalent chromium, a toxic and carcinogenic metal, national attention turned to California.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Conservation of Lakes and Rivers, 20/07/2018. The State-wise details of identified polluted river stretches, including Tamil Nadu, are at Annexure-I. The State-wise status of lakes complying/noncomplying to designated water quality criteria, including Tamil Nadu, is at Annexure-II. State-wise details of rivers covered and funds released under NRCP, including Tamil Nadu, are given at Annexure-III. State-wise details of lakes and wetlands covered as well as funds released under NPCA, including Tamil Nadu, are given at Annexure-IV.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contamination of Ground Water, 19/07/2018. Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) monitors ground water quality periodically to ascertain the magnitude and extent of different contaminants in ground water. The ground water quality data is shared with concerned State Governments for taking necessary remedial measures. States-wise details of affected districts with ground water contamination by different chemical constituents are given at Annexure.

Kota: Constant flow of polluted water and waste through 28 nullahs into the Chambal river, one of the least non-polluted rivers in the country so far, has pushed environmentalists and activists of

German Development Bank will provide financial assistance of Rs 960 crore for clean drinking water and cleaning of the Ganga a memorandum of which is likely to be signed in December this year.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on its own Motion Vs. State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 17/07/2018 regarding dumping of plastic waste in River Ashwani Khud in in Himachal Pradesh which had supplied drinking water to the city of Shimla till last year.

Member Secretary Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board has been directed to verify the facts and send his report within one week.

The government has formed a committee comprising officials of the environment ministry, experts from NEERI, IITs and various other forums to look into the issue of industrial pollution around the i

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on its own Motion Vs State of Punjab dated 16/07/2018 regarding contamination of drinking water by heavy metals in Punjab especially in Districts of Amritsar and Ludhiana because of polluting industries.

AHMEDABAD: Uranium — the heavy metal one usually associates with nuclear reactors — is contaminating Gujarat’s groundwater, finds an elaborate scientific study that covered 16 states.

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