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HC orders inquiry about energy plant to ascertion health hazards

Written By krishna on Thursday, July 21, 2011 | 12:43 AM

PTI July

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on 18 July asked Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to conduct a joint inquiry about India's first waste-to-energy plant and file a report on the allegations that it posed health risks to citizens.

"A joint report be submitted by the DPCC and the CPCB after an inquiry of the site of the energy plant about the alleged risks posed to citizens," a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna said.

The court was hearing a PIL filed by Sukhdev Vihar Residents Welfare Association alleging the waste-to-energy plant emits hazardous gas and other products which posed serious health threats to the persons staying in and around it.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-18/pollution/29786608_1_hc-orders-inquiry-energy-plant-cpcb
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