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CPCB seeks details on Delhi's Timarpur-Okhla Incinerator

Written By krishna on Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 5:56 AM

Note:ToxicsWatch Alliance (TWA) has been campaigning against the Timarpur-Okhla Waste to Energy incinerator since 2005 proposed by the subsdiary of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS). It finds it puzzling that some omissions are consistently visible in the news reports. For instance, the name of company which got the project from IL&FS is Jindal Urban Infrastructure Ltd but somehow Jindal Ecopolis is being mentioned just because the board out the proposed plant site mentions it.

Besides although TWA has raised the issue of Narela-Bawana and Gazipur having similar plants, those has not been paid heed to. The news reports have ignored the role of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) and fake carbon trade, TWA has been highlighting as the main culprits. MNRE should act in right earnest to set matters right and Union Environment should cancel the environmental clearance given to municipal waste incinerators

Gopal Krishna
ToxicsWatch Alliance (TWA)

CPCB seeks details on Okhla plant

The Central Pollution Control Board has told Jindal Ecopolis, the company setting up the waste-to-energy plant at Okhla , that it would not be permitted to operate if it fails to provide technical details on pollution control at the incineration plant.

At a meeting held on Tuesday, CBCP raised several questions which Jindal representatives were unable to answer. They have now been asked to submit details within the next few days so that they may be studied by experts who will eventually provide inputs on how to make the plant environmentally sustainable.

"We have asked Jindal Ecopolis to provide the committee with details on the technical issues of the project. They had come prepared with a general description of the plant whereas we were interested in the specific technical points of each step of the process. A list of questions has been made available to them and they are expected to respond to them shortly," said an official.

Source: Times of India, New Delhi, April 28, 2011
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CPCB interim report on garbage plant stench out

Rajan Walia, TNN, Sep 5, 2009,
CHANDIGARH: An interim report from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), New Delhi, has laid the blame of unending stench from Dadumajra garbage processing unit on burning of re-defused fuel that is derived from refuse.

The document recommends that burning of this fuel must be stopped immediately to save residents from the continuing bad smell. It also advises against dumping carcasses and meat waste at the plant. Instead, these should be sent to slaughter house in Industrial Area, it adds.

The probe report submitted by committee head A K Akolkar further directs municipal authorities to collect city garbage on a daily basis, with it being covered by piles of soil.

It states that the emanating stench has been caused by the smoke billowing from plant chimney. "The widespread gases from chimney can harm the health of citizens and there is a need for immediate scientific analysis of the smoke," said a senior official.

The board committee members have been camping in Chandigarh for the past one week to inspect the real causes behind the unbearable stench. During their visits to the plant site, scientists witnessed the burning of re-defused fuel in the furnace in violation of an MoU signed between Jai Parkash Associates and municipal corporation. They discovered that polythene was also being burnt there.

UT finance secretary Sanjay Kumar admitted that the inquiry's interim report had been received by UT administration. "We will adopt all the aspects of the report and try to solve the problem at the earliest," he said.

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