New Delhi: A team of scientists from the
Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is monitoring air,
water and soil in the areas affected by the fire that broke
out in eleven IOC tanks in Jaipur in Rajasthan.
"Though the Rajasthan Pollution Control Board (RPCB) is
already carrying out a study of the air quality in five
locations in the city, our team will pick the specialised
particulate matters and gaseous particles to be analysed in
our laboratories here," a senior CPCB official said.
The team has also been asked to monitor organic particles
besides collect filters sampled by the state pollution Board
for further study, he said.
"Once we get the samples, we will study them here to
assess the impact of such particles in the environment there,"
the official added.
The team left for Jaipur yesterday and will be there
at least for the next three days, he said.
The CPCB is also monitoring the impact of the fire in the
national capital but the data observed so far does not
indicate any negative effect of the fire on air quality in
Delhi, the official said.
The fire broke in the 11 IOC tanks on October 29 when
petrol was being transferred from the depot to a pipeline in
Sitapura area in Jaipur.