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GPCB unearths illegal dumping of chemicals

Source: The Times of India, Date: , 2015

In an overnight operation, a team of Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) unearthed an illegal pipeline built by a chemical unit in Vatva Phase I GIDC to dump hazardous untreated effluents into the Kharicut canal. The pipeline was nearly 500 meter long with its opening into the canal. Sources said, that the unit has a history of similar offences and show-cause notices have been issued several times for violating environmental norms. The company, Jinadal Texfab, owned by V A Agarwal, processes textiles in Vatva GIDC. It was issued a closure notice in 2013 for similar offence of dumping untreated chemical waste in the canal. However, after the company complied to the GPCB norms it was allowed to operate.

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