Pollution control

‘Pollutants dispersed into air, otherwise would have been fatal’

If you can’t find a way out of the room you are in, seal the points where smoke can enter with wet clothes like sheets and towels, so it doesn’t enter the space.

published on : 14th May 2019

Drive soon to ensure proper disposal of medical waste

However, many hospitals and establishments are not showing interest in disposal of medical waste. There is a lack of awareness.”

published on : 10th May 2019

Relief for Volkswagen as SC stays NGT’s Rs 500 crore fine

The apex green tribunal had on March 7 slapped a fine of Rs 500 crore on Volkswagen and directed the car maker to deposit the amount within two months.

published on : 6th May 2019

20 projects in Tamil Nadu may get clearance soon

Industry sources said that Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has been alleged of changing queries every time an applicant responds to the query.

published on : 5th May 2019

365 hospitals lack Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board clearance

A whopping 365 hospitals, including 51 government Health Care Facilities in the State are operating illegally without valid consent from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. 

published on : 29th April 2019

NGT to Andhra Pradesh Chief Secretary: Pollution Control Board responsible for green norm violations

Earlier, the NGT had imposed Rs 100 crore fine on the government for failing to curb illegal sand mining in Krishna river near the CM’s residence.

published on : 27th April 2019

Toxic threat to the Buckingham Canal in Chennai's Ennore

The trouble is the canal water mixes in the ecologically-sensitive Ennore Creek.

published on : 10th April 2019

Greens to launch protest against Periyar river pollution in Kochi

The river water appears to be discoloured for the past 3 months.

published on : 10th April 2019

NGT directs CPCB, TSPCB to hold fecal coliform survey of Musi river

As per NGT’s directions, Prof Suman Kapur of BITS Pilani - Hyderabad should be involved in the survey and the CPCB would have to pay for the survey from its environment compensation fund.

published on : 9th April 2019

Pollution continues to haunt residents around SIPCOT estate in Cuddalore

Treated effluents from 25 industries are connected to many canals which go to the sea with such a system being approved by the government.

published on : 7th April 2019

Illegal sand mining rampant in district: Pollution Control Board

As per NGT directions, inspections were carried out at Surayapalem, Guntupalli and Ibrahimpatnam.

published on : 6th April 2019

Central Pollution Control Board seeks report on Material Recovery Facility from Tamil Nadu

Material Recovery facilitys act as a temporary storage and segregation area before transporting the materials for recycling.

published on : 4th April 2019

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board member secretary post falls vacant, will TN comply with SC order?

Sources reveal that hectic lobbying is underway for the member secretary’s post with a chance of the previous officer getting an extension.

published on : 3rd April 2019

Air quality in Kochi takes a hit

Health experts said that Particulate Matter 10 level can trigger upper and lower respiratory infections.

published on : 3rd April 2019

Bio-med waste disposal: NGT seeks report from Tamil Nadu government

The state government as well as TNPCB have to check how many healthcare centres are complying with Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2016.

published on : 30th March 2019
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