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, 2014
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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.

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