Subic waste ‘dumping’ not VFA covered

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Subic waste ‘dumping’ not VFA covered: (UPDATED) MANILA, Philippines – The alleged dumping of toxic waste on Subic Bay by a US Navy contractor is not covered by the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) signed between the Philippines and the United States, the Palace said on Sunday, November 11.
“From what we understand, the VFA does not yet apply because this particular entity — Glenn Defense Marines Asia — is a third-party corporation, which does not fall under the VFA,” Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte noted in a press briefing.
Those covered by the VFA can invoke the accord to avoid investigation by local authorities.

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Beached ship turns towards sea, but doesn’t move yet – The Times of India

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Beached ship turns towards sea, but doesn’t move yet – The Times of India: CHENNAI: After three failed attempts over two days to salvage beached oil tanker MT Pratibha Cauvery, experts were on Saturday engaged in draining out ballast water from the vessel to make it float during high tides expected on Sunday and Monday. Salvage experts on board Malaviya 21, the tug vessel engaged in the mission, said the vessel bow has turned by 60 degrees towards the seas and the towing operation would continue for two more days using SCI Ratna, an emergency towing ship sent by the direct

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Two labourers die in wall collapse, while trying to remove asbestos – The Times of India

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CHENNAI: Two labourers died and two others escaped with minor injuries when a wall of a building collapsed at Nethaji Nagar near Tondiarpet on Saturday. Police have arrested the house owner, Jamal Mohammad, on charges of negligence.

The accident happened at 9.15am when four men were trying to remove asbestos sheets from the roof of the house. The uninhabited building has a closed shop facing the street and six other small rooms.

Mohammad, who lives on Nethaji Nagar 4th Street, had employed four labourers to remove the asbestos sheet. Two labourers climbed over the asbestos and two others stood underneath. As the work was on, a wall came down, crushing the two men on the ground. Labourers Paneerselvam, 50, and Ezhumalai, 40, of Ezhil Nagar in Kodungaiyur were trapped under the debris.

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Ambassador Hotel to pay Rs. 12 lakh to guests trapped in lift (18 years ago) – Hindustan Times

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Ambassador Hotel to pay Rs. 12 lakh to guests trapped in lift – Hindustan Times: Mumbai’s prestigious Ambassador Hotel has been ordered by the apex consumer commission to pay Rs. two lakh each to six of its guests who had been trapped in its lift for over two hours eighteen years ago.
The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) held Narangs

International Hotel Pvt Ltd, which manages Ambassador Hotel, “squarely negligent” for not ensuring proper maintenance of its lifts and not taking prompt steps to rescue the trapped guests.

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Ship ordered to pay $68,500 for hit-and-run accident off central Vietnam

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Vietnam latest news – Thanh Nien Daily | Ship ordered to pay $68,500 for hit-and-run accident off central Vietnam: Authorities in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue Tuesday slapped a fine of VND15.5 million (US$744) on a cargo ship and ordered it to compensate VND1.38 billion ($67,800) for a fishing boat it sank last month in a high-seas version of hit-and-run.

The boat was fined VND10 million for violating maritime safety, VND5 million for fleeing the scene of the accident, and VND500,000 for false reporting of the number of crew members aboard at the time of the accident.

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| Workers die in scaffold collapse at Hanoi construction site

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Vietnam latest news – Thanh Nien Daily | Workers die in scaffold collapse at Hanoi construction site: Two workers died after a scaffold collapsed at a construction site in Hanoi Monday.

Eyewitnesses said they heard a huge sound from the construction site of the Nam Do Complex building on Truong Dinh Street in Hoang Mai District at around 10:20 a.m.

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Toxic emissions worsen on Ho Chi Minh City roads

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Vietnam latest news – Thanh Nien Daily | Toxic emissions worsen on Ho Chi Minh City roads: Ho Chi Minh City’s streets are being increasingly polluted by factory and vehicle emissions, including toxic gas, city public health doctors said at a recent meeting.

Measurements, done with equipment at six crossroads in the city’s downtown and outskirts over the past five years, found suspended dust at five times acceptable amounts, and escalated amounts of lead, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide.

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‘I did say we shouldn’t be doing this, but I’d have been disciplined if I’d refused’: #asbestos – Bucks Herald

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‘I did say we shouldn’t be doing this, but I’d have been disciplined if I’d refused’: Council worker who helped bury dangerous asbestos at Aylesbury cemetery speaks out – Local News – Bucks Herald: A council worker involved in the Tring Road asbestos scandal has spoken out claiming staff were ordered to break up and dump dangerous asbestos in the cemetery.

The man, who wants to remain anonymous, says his superiors at Aylesbury Town Council issued the orders which he felt, if he did not comply with, could have seen him facing the sack.

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Man killed in Wis. workplace accident identified

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Man killed in Wis. workplace accident identified: Authorities have released the name of a forklift driver who was killed on the job in Dane County.The medical examiner’s office identifies the victim as 54-year-old Marc Nondorf of Dodgeville.Authorities say Nondorf was operating the forklift in the yard at Wick Homes in Mazomanie (may-zoh-MAY’-nee) Wednesday morning when a load of trusses collapsed on him. Nondorf was moving the trusses onto a flatbed trailer at the time of the accident.

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