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Panel to assess pollution at MRPL

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Following complaints on pollution around Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL), the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board will send a team of scientists to ascertain the levels of pollution there.

An official release said the decision was taken after B. Ramanath Rai, Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment met residents of Jokatte at the Deputy Commissioner’s office.

Mr. Rai said a meeting should be held involving representatives of MRPL, Mangalore Special Economic Zone and ONGC-MRPL.

K. Abhayachandra Jain, Minister of State for Youth Services and Sports, who is also the local MLA, was present, the release said.

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Printable version | Jan 28, 2020 7:18:47 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mangalore/panel-to-assess-pollution-at-mrpl/article6334233.ece

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