Environment & Biodiversity Current Affairs - 2019
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Around 200 nations are meeting in Qatar capital Doha for the annual talks over global warming. The twenty years old talks over reducing greenhouse gas emissions have not yet fulfilled their main purpose.
The negotiators at Doha will focus on extending the Kyoto Protocol which was adopted in 1997, and is set to expire this year.
The centre made it clear that it has no plans to dump Nuclear waste (N-waste) from Kudankulam Nuke Power plant in the defunct gold mines of Kolar Gold Fields (KGF) in Karnataka. The reported move by the Govt to dump the waste at the KGF was opposed by various political parties.
The team of experts clarified that since KGF lacks a rocky (granite) background and has waterlogging area, the site is not safe for dumping the N-waste.