High zinc levels found in soil near Ramganga in Moradabad
Source: Business Standard, Date: September , 2015
A study reveals that the zinc
levels are 15 times more than the United States Environmental Protection Agency
(USEPA) standards in the soil samples collected from near river Ramganga at
Moradabad, known for its e-waste recycling industry. Quoting specialists,
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said that since most of the e-waste
recycling in Moradabad was illegal and no safety standards were being followed.
Both dismantling and recycling methods are crude as a result of which 40-50 per
cent of metals are left unextracted and cause contamination.