Delhi

Compensation recovered from polluting units: DPCC

‘Inflammable chemicals stored in Rohini’

Following a plea alleging storage of inflammable chemicals in Rohini, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) has informed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that compensation was recovered from the polluters and that electricity and water supply were disconnected.

A Bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel took note of a report furnished by the DPCC and observed, “The DPCC states that compensation for damages have been collected, supply of electricity and water have been disconnected and the units have been closed.”

The directions came when the green panel was hearing a plea moved by petitioner Urmila who alleged that the storage of inflammable chemicals at Rana Complex, Village Rithala, had the potential of impacting public health as it was in violation of the relevant environment protection rules.

The DPCC, in a report dated November 2018, had said: “Solid waste management were found very poor and loose empty bags containing powder of the said chemical besides residual chemical after washing of hand and mouth of the labour, bathing [were] found in the adjoining as well as opposite empty plots.” The DPCC had also stated that on the basis of assessment, action would be taken in accordance with guidelines specified by the CPCB

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