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Public hearing on Koilwar-Babura Road, Bhojpur against Common Hazardous Waste treatment, storage, disposal and recycling facility on the bank of river

Written By Gopal Krishna on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | 3:20 AM

October 16, 2014 is the date fixed for a public hearing at 11 AM at Ambika Sharan Singh High School, Jamalpur, Post- Naya Mohammadpur, District Bhojpur as per an advertisement by Bihar State Pollution Control Board.

Adjacent to Sone river in the vicinity of residential areas of the village in the proximity of the main road an Integrated Common Hazardous Waste treatment, storage, disposal and recycling facility proposed at Mahui Mauza, Koilwar-Babura Road Bhojpur, Bihar has been proposed by M/s Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd, Hyderabad in area of 57.24 acres. It was rejected by Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of Union Ministry of Environment & Forests for Building/Construction Projects/Township and Area Development Projects, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects in Nov. 2012.

But in June 2013 it somehow got approved by EAC for TOR of the EIA for public hearing. The public hearing is scheduled for 16.10.2014 as per an advertisement by Bihar State Pollution Control Board in The Times of India Patna edition dated September 6, 2014.
It is deeply disturbing that this violates the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC)’s own recommendations besides all existing environmental norms in the rule book including Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary movement)) Rules, 2008 and Bio-Medical Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 1998. The proposed facility is in an ecologically sensitive zone. The hazardous waste-cum-biomedical waste facility admittedly gives birth to risks of all cancers and specifically of stomach, colorectal, liver and lung cancer that increases with closer proximity to incinerators.
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