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Waste Dumping: CPT Health Officer Submits Report in HC

Source: New Indian Express, Date: , 0000

The health officer of the Cochin Port Trust (CPT) on Tuesday submitted before the Kerala High Court that all ships were having their own garbage management plan, and waste generated in them was segregated accordingly.  Port health officer K A Shyamini filed the report on a petition filed by K N Unnikrishnan of Kadavantra, seeking a directive to take urgent steps to prevent dumping of sewage/toilet waste/garbage from the vessels calling at Cochin Port, in public places. According to the petitioner, being a major port, the Cochin Port is the berthing place for foreign and Indian vessels of varying types. The vessels, during the course of their long voyage, produce both garbage waste and toilet waste, which are taken out of the Port by private parties having license issued by the Port.

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