Industries across NCR using sulphur-heavy fuel, says Environment Pollution authority
Source: The Economic Times, Date: December , 2016
New, Dec 3, 2016 : Rampant use of sulphur-heavy fuel like furnace oil and pet coke in industries across the National Capital Region is generating "enormous" amount of air pollutants and it needs immediate attention, a Supreme Court- appointed body has said. While furnace oil (FO) is 'bottom-of-the-barrel' product at refineries, pet coke is a by-product found in these facilities and there has been a spike in their sales possibly due to a "crash" in the global fuel prices, the panel said. The Environment Pollution (Control and Prevention) Authority has called for amendments to the 1996 notification that had banned these fuels in Delhi and extend its ambit across NCR.