TNPCB issues consent to establish two such sludge disposal facilities at Tirupur and Karur.

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has issued consent to establish two facilities for disposal of sludge generated from textile dyeing effluents.

The Federation of Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs), Tiruppur and Federation of CETPS and Effluent Treatment Plants, Karur have identified sites at Nallur and Mathagiri to establish a secure land fill facility for disposal of sludge generated from treatment of textile dyeing effluents.

Various cement manufacturing units are using hazardous waste either on trial basis or permanently as raw material or fuel, said a state Environment Ministry policy note, adding that action was being taken for establishing a common hazardous waste treatment storage and disposal facility at Perundurai in Erode district.

“To adopt recycling and reuse principles, cement industries are encouraged to utilise hazardous sludge from various industries like textile, engineering, chemical and petroleum,” it said.

A common hazardous waste treatment storage and disposal facility is in operation at SIPCOT industrial estate at Gummidipoondi near here, said the note.

On the bio-waste management front, TNPCB inventoried over 4000 government and private hospitals which have agreements with Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facilities (CBMWTFs) for disposal of biomedical waste. There are 11 CBMWTFs in the state now, it said.

TNPCB has been making efforts for disposal of hazardous waste in an environmentally safe manner and has identified 2771 units generating hazardous waste.

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