Tech panel to examine Carbide waste report

Staff Reporter Bhopal, April 18
At a meeting of the task force committee, constituted following a Madhya Pradesh High Court ruling regarding disposal of chemical waste present in the Union Carbide India Ltd factory premises in the state capital, on Tuesday, decided to dispatch various laboratories’ reports to a technical subcommittee for examination.
The gathering, chaired by Union Secretary (Chemicals and Fertiliser) Satwant Reddy, discussed the document. The subcommittee, which included representatives of the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Hyderabad-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), would submit its report soon.
Among those present were Principal Secretary (Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation) MM Upadhyaya, PS (Environment and Housing) PD Meena, Joint Secretary (Chemicals and Fertiliser) KC Mishra, Deputy Secretary Yudhveer Singh, NEERI Director Tapan Chakraborty and CPCB Assistant Director NK Verma.

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