Toxic waste at Union Carbide factory to be dumped in Pithampur
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 18:21
  
Bhopal: The defunct Union Carbide factory has over 347 metric tonnes of toxic waste which will be disposed of at the Pithampur-based Treatment Storage Disposal Facility (TSDF) in Dhar district, state Housing and Environment Minister Jayant Mallaiya said on Tuesday.

The toxic waste dumped in a shade in the factory consisted of 96 MT of Sevin and Napthal residue, 30 MT Reactor residue, 56 MT semi-processed pesticides and 165 MT excavated waste, Mallaiya informed the Assembly in a written reply to a query by Congress legislator Kalpana Parulekar.

The minister said his department has not formulated any separate policy for the disposal of toxic waste.

Though this question basically pertains to the Gas Relief Department, a decision for moving this toxic waste to TSDF Pitahmpur was taken in view of the Supreme Court directives on the issue, he said.

Mallaiya informed that the TSDF facility was constructed at Pithampur for the disposal of hazardous waste by the State Industries Development Corporation, Ramky Enviro Engineering Limited and Pithampur Auto Cluster.

To a query on the amount spent by the department to minimise the ill-effects of disposal of hazardous waste on humans, the Minister said that since no amount was spent by his department on the issue, the question did not arise.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 18:21


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