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Thousands protest possible China-France nuclear project

Thousands of people took to the streets of a city in eastern China to protest against a possible Sino-French nuclear project.

Thousands protest possible China-France nuclear project
Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount
Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount

More than 100 tonnes of clams have perished in central Vietnam because of a possible toxic leak into the sea near an industrial zone.

Tonnes of clams die in Vietnam as toxic leak fears mount
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Karachaganak Petroleum Operating fined for improper storage of waste

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating has been fined for improper storage of 64.22 tons of liquid waste at Karachaganak field.

Karachaganak Petroleum Operating fined for improper storage of waste
Controversy around future hazardous waste recycling plant in Pavlodar

Construction of a hazardous waste recycling plant is planned in Pavlodar.

Controversy around future hazardous waste recycling plant in Pavlodar
Unpleasant smell in Astana to be eliminated by 2017

The unpleasant smell in Astana caused by sewage waters discharged into Taldykol Lake near the capital city will be eliminated by 2017.

Unpleasant smell in Astana to be eliminated by 2017
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Ingenious method of wastewater treatment developed in East Kazakhstan

A university in East Kazakhstan has developed a new method for wastewater purification from heavy metals.

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Ingenious method of wastewater treatment developed in East Kazakhstan
Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan to build two nuclear power plants

Kazakhstan is planning to build two nuclear power plants and dispose waste at the Semipalatinsk Test Site.

Kazakhstan to build two nuclear power plants
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Oil wastes burn in Kazakhstan's West

Oil wastes were burning in one of Aktaus' industrial zones in Kazakhstan's West.

Oil wastes burn in Kazakhstan's West
Hazardous waste recycling plant to be built in northern Kazakhstan

A hazardous waste recycling plant worth $100 million will be built in Pavlodar in Kazakhstan’s north.

Hazardous waste recycling plant to be built in northern Kazakhstan
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Kazakhstan exports hazardous waste to France

Kazakh Ministry and UNDP have shipped 80 tonnes of hazardous sovtol from Kazakhstan to France and disposed of it there.

Kazakhstan exports hazardous waste to France
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Kazakhstan to use one third of its wastes to generate 'green' energy

‘Green’ energy will be generated from 30% of all the wastes in Kazakhstan by 2050.

Kazakhstan to use one third of its wastes to generate 'green' energy
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Chemical waste piled in open air near Aktau

More than 100 thousand tons of chemical waste is piled out in the open air near Aktau in western Kazakhstan.

Chemical waste piled in open air near Aktau
Nuclear dump near Aktau causes genetic mutation in rodents
Nuclear dump near Aktau causes genetic mutation in rodents

51 million tons of radioactive wastes are kept at the storage facility for uranium-containing wastes of Koshkar-Ata chemical plant near Aktau.

Nuclear dump near Aktau causes genetic mutation in rodents
Balkhash Thermal Power Plant. Photo courtesy of munaigaz.kz
New Kazakh-Korean Balkhash TPP to burn Ekibastuz coal

Kazakhstan is getting year another coal fueled power plant, a South Korean-owned one this time.

New Kazakh-Korean Balkhash TPP to burn Ekibastuz coal
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Pavlodar to get chemical waste dump

The chemical wastes dumpsite will open in Pavlodar.

Pavlodar to get chemical waste dump
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Smoke from burning waste dump covers village in Mangistau oblast

Garbage has caught fire at a solid domestic waste dump in Mangistau oblast on July 20.

Smoke from burning waste dump covers village in Mangistau oblast
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Mexico City trash-for-food market helps capital clean up

On a recent rainy Sunday morning in a Mexico City neighborhood, people lined up under their umbrellas with bags of empty milk cartons, plastic bottles and cardboard at their feet.

Mexico City trash-for-food market helps capital clean up
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Wal-Mart fined $110 mn over hazardous waste

Wal-Mart was hit with $110 million in US federal and state fines Tuesday after pleading guilty to criminal charges of mishandling hazardous waste and pesticides at its retail stores.

Wal-Mart fined $110 mn over hazardous waste
Poland dumps old garbage system for greener setup
Poland dumps old garbage system for greener setup

With too many people chucking their garbage into neighbours' bins -- or worse, the woods -- to avoid paying for disposal, Poland has taken on a massive overhaul of its laissez-faire waste management system.

Poland dumps old garbage system for greener setup
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KazZinc denied permission to dump arsenic wastes in East Kazakhstan

All projects of long-term placement of arsenic wastes in Zyryanovsk region suggested by KazZinc were turned down by Kazakhstan government.

KazZinc denied permission to dump arsenic wastes in East Kazakhstan