Haryana State Imposed Prohibition On Establishing New Pyrolysis Plants
Haryana Sate Pollution Control Board has imposed prohibition on establishing new pyrolysis plants (for extraction of fuel oil from waste rubber tyres) in the state till the study regarding the local effects caused on health and environment by such plants is completed.
Giving details an official spokesperson said that the decision of prohibition on these plants has been taken in the 180th meeting of the Pollution Control Board. He said that there are 82 such plants in the various district in Haryana including Jind, Bhiwani, Panchkula, Kaithal, Mahendergarh, Sonipat, Jhajjar, Yamuna Nagar, Karnal, Fathehabad, Hisar and Ambala.
He said that the carbon particles emitted from these plants are very harmful to the human respiratory system if proper control measures are not adopted by the plants. Certain complaints have been received through CM Window and District Administration from the nearby residents of these plants regarding the spreading of air and water pollution and odour nuisance from these plants and such issues were discussed in the meeting of the Board. A few accidents that have occurred in such plants due to inappropriate operation of pyrolysis reactor as well as due to inadequate pollution abatement and safety measures adopted by these plants.
He said that accordingly a study is being conducted through reputed Institution or Agency with special emphasis on local effects caused on Health and Environment, increase of levels of air pollution and citing criteria required for such plants. Thereby, the Pollution Control Board imposed prohibition on installation of new Pyroylsis Plants in the State with immediate effect till the study is completed. The board also further suggested to conduct this study within six months time, he added.