TNPCB exposes corporation

  • By Hindu
  • | Thursday | 14th September, 2017

After inspecting the corporation’s 650-acre Vellalore dump yard in July, TNPCB found that the 100-tonne vermin compost plant was not functioning. Coimbatore Corporation’s vermin compost plant does not function, its bio-methanation plant too does not function and its dumping waste without authorisation, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has said. If the plant was not functioning, it only meant that the corporation was again dumping the waste. Corporation officials rubbished the pollution body’s findings saying they were “baseless and unfounded.” Of the 1,000-odd tonnes waste generated a day, the corporation was unable to process only 390 tonnes a day and that it was dumping in the open. Further, the pollution monitoring agency also found fault with the civic body for dumping waste above the area where it had capped waste - an area spread over 24 acre.

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