Govt asked to present report on toxic wastes

The Pioneer, Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Correspondent : Staff Reporter The Madhya Pradesh High Court has asked the State Government to present on May 19 the report on cleaning toxic wastes from the now-closed Union Carbide Factory premises in the State capital.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Anang Kumar Patnaik and Justice Ajit Singh gave the direction while hearing a petition by a Alok Prasad Singh.
Petitioner’s counsel Naman Nagrath informed the Court that more than 20 years after the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy, toxic wastes were lying in the factory premises polluting environment and poisoning ground water.
Earlier, during last hearing, the Court had directed the Madhya Pradesh State Pollution Control Board, Hyderabad-based Indian Institute of Chemical Technology and Nagpur-based Niri Sansthan to present a report regarding presence of toxic wastes in the factory premises so that assessment of cost can be made for removing the waste.

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