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Posted at: Jun 11, 2019, 8:10 AM; last updated: Jun 11, 2019, 8:13 AM (IST)

JP’s effluent plant not up to mark: CPCC

Notice issued, says plant not accepting full quantity of city’s waste of 450 MT per day
JP’s effluent plant not up to mark: CPCC
JP garbage processing plant at Dadumajra in Chandigarh

Ramkrishan Upadhyay

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 10

The Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) has issued a show-cause notice to JP garbage processing plant at Dadumajra after it found violations of the provisions of Acts related of environmental, air and water prevention and control.

The notice has been served under Section 33 A of Water (Prevention of the Pollution) Act 1974, 31 A of Air (Prevention of the Pollution) Act 1981 and Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act 1986.

The team found that the effluent treatment plant (ETP) was not working properly as processed waste and effluent look the same.

The inspection was carried out on May 8. The notice points out that mixed waste was stored in a huge quantity (may be more than 8000 MT) on the premises and there was water-logging at the plant which may pose as health hazard.

It was also observed that the plant was not accepting full quantity of the city’s waste (450 MT) per day and only taking about 200 MT garbage per day on an average. The air pollution control device was also not working which may result in release of toxin substances, such as dioxins and furans, into the atmosphere. The compost unit had serious technical and operational deficiencies, says the notice.

There were substantial non-biodegradable materials unsuitable for composting lying at the plant. Overall, it was found that the plant was functioning far below the optimum level and the processing had not been improved despite several notices and opportunities given to the authorities by the CPCC. This was causing serious pollution.

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