Disposal of Union Carbide's toxic waste set for trial runs
Source: Hindustan Times, Date: June , 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.