Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Co. Ltd. Vs. CG Environment Conservation Board & Others dated 24/01/2017 regarding utilisation of fly ash.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) dated 12/01/2017 regarding utilisation of fly ash generated by thermal power plants, Chhattisgarh. NGT directs the Ministry of Environment and Forest & CC , the National Highway Authority and the generators of fly ash thermal power plants to have a joint meeting and find ways and means for utilisation of fly ash for construction of the road in the light of the notification of the MoEF in 2009/2016

DHANBAD: The handling and management of fly ash will be a major concern for the world in the coming years.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sundar Naik Vs Vedanta Alumina Limited & Others dated 02/01/2017 regarding pollution caused by Vedanta Alumina Limited, Jharsuguda District, Odisha.

The report filed by the Odisha State PCB states that the ambient air quality with regard to particulate matters, Sulphur-dioxide and Nitrogen dioxide is within the prescribed standard. NGT directs Vedanta Alumina to file details about the scheme as to how the fly ash is going to be disposed of by the project proponent.

The government has invited cement industries near power stations to utilise the 1.8 crore ton ash produced annually. The move will save the exchequer Rs 2,000 crore.

Hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] is a known pulmonary carcinogen. Recent detection of Cr(VI) in drinking water wells in North Carolina has raised public concern about contamination of drinking water wells by nearby coal ash ponds. Here we report, for the first time, the prevalence of Cr and Cr(VI) in drinking water wells from the Piedmont region of central North Carolina, combined with a geochemical analysis to determine the source of the elevated Cr(VI) levels.

Themal power stations in Odisha are estimated to generate as much as 70 million tonnes (MT) of fly ash annually after completion of all projects.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Upendra Prasad Pandey Vs Ministry of Environment and Forests & Others dated 05/09/2016 regarding disposal of fly ash in the rivulet and the water body near Village Gidher and also at Orgari (District Sidhi, Madhya Pradesh) by Hindalco Industry Ltd.

NASHIK: Residents across the state are showing never-before awareness about going for clay idols of Ganesha for household worship this year.

The order came on a review plea filed by an Agra resident for revival of his plea seeking direction to the petha units in Agra to stop using fuels like coal for manufacturing and not to dispose of