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SPCB closed Visa steel plant

SPCB closed Visa steel plant

os-logo-pink-english-300x179Jajpur , 21/11/2016 ( Odisha Samachar / Akshaya Rout ) : The State Pollution Control Board (SPCB)   closed  the  Visa
steel plant  on Monday  in Kalinganagar industrial hub of Jajpur district.vs-2

“We  sealed the steel plant  on Monday  alleging non-compliance with the provisions of the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 . Before closing the plant, we had issued the plant authorities notices twice to build Effluent Treatment Plant(ETP) and proper place to keep . But the plant officials , did not obey our order for which we sealed the plant “, said  Dr Anup  Mallick the regional officer of SPCB in Kalinganagar.

The  plant which employed around 1500 people was sealed  in the presence of the   Tahasildar of  Sukinda and  other officials . In the recent past many times   large numbers of   agitated  locals demanded before the  SPCB members    for the immediate shutdown of  the plant.

The emission released by the plant made  the life  of locals miserable . Large numbers of locals have been suffering from health problems due to air pollution of the plant in these areas for which  we are delighted after the authorities   closed down the  pollutant plant, said Jyotirmay dhal  of Jakhapura.

When contacted Ranjan Das the collector of Jajpur said “ SPCB closed the Visa steel plant, as the plant trampled all the environmental norms . We have already issued notices to all the 12 steel and other plants to obey the environment laws”. : Developping Odia News websites

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