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NEERI finds no ‘marker’ pollutant at Sterlite’s TN plant

27 June 2011

MUMBAI:The National Environment Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has not found any marker pollutants such as arsenic, zinc and fluoride in concentrations exceeding the IS (Indian Standard) Drinking Water Standards (2005) in and around Sterlite Industries’ Thoothukudi plant in Tamil Nadu.

NEERI has submitted a detailed report to the Supreme Court on whose direction the study was conducted. The Court is hearing a petition filed by Sterlite against a September Madras High Court order asking the company to shut down its copper smelting plant for not complying with the environmental norms. The apex court’s interim order has allowed the company to operate. The next hearing is scheduled for July 18.

A 15-member NEERI team inspected air quality, stack emissions, effluent treatment plants, water quality, soil and solid hazardous waste, besides assessing the green belt……..

Read more: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/article2139649.ece?homepage=true

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Written by csirindia

June 29, 2011 at 9:22 am

Posted in NEERI

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