Pollution dept shuts down 8 illegal e-waste recyclers

  • | Friday | 7th December, 2018

Burning of e-waste is highly hazardous as harmful gases are emitted in the process,” Tiwari said.Ghaziabad’s industrial areas have been detected as one of the most polluting industrial areas in NCR by pollution control bodies including the Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA). Burning of cables, wires, e-wastes like computer parts are some of the illegal activities that these units indulge in. Loni has been a trouble spot for pollution. Regular checks on such industries will be done by the UPPCB,” said Ashok Kumar Tiwari, regional officer of UPPCB for Ghaziabad and Greater Noida.More action is likely on such illegal e-waste recycling units in the next few weeks, he said.“We have also located some operators in Loni area, who are carrying out similar polluting activities. Ghaziabad: The regional office of Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) has shut down eight illegal e-waste recycling units in Modinagar in the past one week and intends to continue the operation in other fringe areas of the district.These illegal units are involved in melting battery, cables and other e-waste to procure valuable metal residues for local industries.“These are illegal outfits, working in Ghaziabad with no permits, so obviously they carry out their work by not adhering to any norms.

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