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28/06/2010

Alang shipbreakers warned against dumping waste

Following the finding of a high amount of hazardous industrial waste that was being dumped in a creek near Sisodiya Yard in Alang, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) held an emergency meeting with Alang Ship Breakers’ Association. They were also warned against dumping hazardous waste in the yard.

Despite a state government solid and hazard waste management plant that has been set up at the cost of more than Rs 3 crore, shipbreakers dump waste such as chemicals, plastic, iron and wooden scrap with impunity in the yard.

The recent case in point was the finding of the industrial waste dumped in the creek near Sisodiya Yard of Alang Ship Breaking Yard.

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By: Sandesh

Source: The Times of India, Ahmedabad, June 27, 2010

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