LUCKNOW: The two units of Parichha thermal power project, which are under the scanner of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for snuffing out fly-ash, thereby causing health hazard to thousands of villagers living around, have been waiting for almost five years for a mandatory renovation exercise, top sources in UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam have revealed.

Official sources in the state-o

BHAWANIPATNA: Fly ash, red mud and lime grit are some of the wastes generated by alumina refineries and if not properly disposed of, these may cause health hazards. But the enterprising have the Midas touch. Many ancillary units have come up in the district which are thriving on these wastes. They use the wastes as material.

In India huge amount of flyash is generated from coal-fired thermal power plants, causing several disposal-related problems. The disposal of coal ash is a matter of great concern nowadays as it requires huge area of land at the disposal site but also adversely affects surface, sub surface environment. The present paper discusses the several environmental aspects of coal ash disposal.

- Centrally-sponsored project at AAU department explores use of by-product
Jorhat: A project sponsored by the central department of science and technology at Assam Agricultural University (AAU) to explore the use of flyash in the agricultural sector has shown

The present laboratory study reports the results of various engineering properties, such as compressive strength, tensile strength, flexural strength and impact strength of fibre reinforced concrete produced from waste plastic fibres and flyash which are the two environmental pollutants.

Oct. 7: The Union environment minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh, has been flooded with complaints and objections regarding

BHUBANESWAR: With global warming being a major concern and focus on reducing the emission of carbon dioxide, the Government today decided to make a comprehensive study on the likely impact of the proposed thermal power projects, after their commissioning, on the environment.

At a highlevel meeting, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed the power position of the State, availability of power, th

BHUBHNESWAR: The State government on Thursday constituted a state-level squad to monitor proper implementation of various laws and regulations by new industries coming up in the State.

The squad will be headed by chairman and managing director of Orissa Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) Priyabrata Patnaik.

The squad will have the authority to examine whether the new in

Studies on the removal of mercury (II) - EDTA complex by adsorption on coal and coal flyash blends have been carried out at 30 degree C. The effect of various parameters on the extent of removal of Hg2+-EDTA complex has been determined.

Dhanbad, July 18: After presenting an action plan for pollution control in Dhanbad last week, members of the expert panel are now working overnight to prepare a revised blueprint.

The revised plan is being prepared according to the suggestions of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). It will be submitted by the end of this month.