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Disposal of Union Carbide's toxic waste set for trial runs

Source: Hindustan Times, Date: , 2015

After facing numerous hiccups, the process of conducting trial runs for the disposal of toxic waste lying at the defunct Union Carbide plant in Bhopal has entered its final stage. The state government plans to dispose 346 tonnes of toxic waste at Pithampur-based treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSDF). “With Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) giving the green signal, preparations are afoot to conduct trial runs at the facility. The trial runs should happen within one month,” an official of Ramky Enviro Engineers' TSDF facility said requesting anonymity. A few months ago, the company had submitted the estimated cost to CPCB, which had forwarded the same to the Union environment ministry for approval. The trial runs will take place under the watch of CPCB.

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