Waste-to-power units pose grave threat to Delhiites
Source: Mail Today, Date: , 2014
Chronic respiratory problems are looming on a large number
of residential colonies in East and North-west Delhi, with 'ill-equipped'
waste-to-energy plants ready for operation in Ghazipur and Bawana. Even though
this type of power generation plant is otherwise viable, environmentalists have
raised an alarm. They say these plants in Delhi "are posing threat to
environment for want of proper pollution control mechanism". In its latest
report the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) of
Nagpur has raised serious concerns over the two upcoming plants in Delhi,
terming them 'not properly organised'. A joint report by the Council for Scientific
and Industrial Research (CSIR) and NEERI has pointed out that a mechanism needs
to be developed for disposal of the residue or the refuse-derived fuel (RDF) in
the form of chlorinated plastic.