Union Carbide chemical waste will be destroyed through incinerator
BHOPAL: In pursuance of the April 17, 2014 directives of
Supreme Court, Central Pollution Control Board will destroy 10 MT chemical waste
of Union Carbide through trial run. The state government and Madhya Pradesh
Pollution Control Board will extend maximum cooperation in it. Action plan is
expected from the Central Pollution Control Board. Remaining chemical wastes on
the premises will be destroyed on the basis of results of the trial run.
Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board Bhopal has
taken action on all directives received from Union Ministry for Environment
& Forests from time to time. The state government will start incineration
of chemical waste on the premises of Union Carbide factory as soon as action
plan is received from Union Ministry for Environment & Forests.
On the recommendation of a technical sub-committee
constituted by Government of India, it was decided in year 2006 that all kinds
of waste, including residue of savin, naphthol, reactor and semi processed
pesticides (total 350 MT), lying on the
premises of Union Carbide factory in Bhopal will be disposed of through
Besides, remaining 33.3 MT lime sludge was land-filled
in Pithampur TSDF in year 2008 as per norms of Central Pollution Control Board,
A public interest litigation concerning destruction of
these chemical wastes is pending in the Madhya Pradesh High Court, Jabalpur and
an SLP in the Supreme Court since year 2012. Madhya Pradesh government and
Union Ministry for Environment & Forests have been informing the Supreme
Court regarding this from time to time.