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, 2015
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Residents demand closure of toxic biomedical waste plant

Source: Hindustan Times, Date: , 2015

Residents of Sukhdev Vihar and Ishwar Nagar are up in arms against a biomedical waste plant located barely metres away from their houses. Residents, who have been living next to the plant for over nine years now, are demanding that the plant’s licence — which expires on May 18 — shouldn’t be renewed. The plant is an incinerator for waste from hospitals. “As residents of the area, we are bearing the brunt of the plant for the past several years. In this time, many of our children have been in and out of hospitals and the air that we breathe has become a hazard,” said Anant Trivedi, a resident of Ishwar Nagar.The residents have got the sludge from the plant tested by international agencies and say that the results are harrowing.

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