CPCB team in Jaipur to monitor areas affected by fire
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 04, 2009, 17:54
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.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 04, 2009, 17:54

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