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6 companies got closure orders by TPCB for dumping toxic waste at Yadadri

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(G.N.S) Dt. 09
Hyderabad
Pollution Control Board (PCB) has issued closure orders to six pharma and chemical industries for illegally dumping chemical drums, a hazardous waste, on the city outskirts. Closure orders were issued to Vijetha Labs Private Limited, Amrutha Chemicals Private Limited, Golden Streak Laboratories Private Limited, Salubrious Laboratories Private Limited, Yag-Mag Labs Private Limited and Viroopaksha Laboratory Pvt. Limited.
After a report published in media of illegal chemical dumping by these companies, Rachakonda police had arrested 14 accused, including employees of the companies, and also wrote to the PCB to take follow up action.
Yadadri deputy commissioner of police E Ramachandra Reddy said these companies were dumping chemicals for the past one to two years. “We have registered FIRs. After a series of reports in media we took the issue seriously and Rachakonda commissioner of police Mahesh Bhagwat directed us to nab the offenders. We arrested the offenders on December 11 and further wrote to PCB officials to take necessary action under Pollution Control Act,” he told
PCB also wrote to the electricity department to cut power supply to the units that were being shut down.
After issuing closure orders to six pharma and chemical industries for illegally dumping chemical drums on city outskirts, the state Pollution Control Board said they will review the case if the companies appeal and the committee has decided to recover the charges for illegal dumping.
“Of the eight companies that are engaged in illegal dumping of chemical waste as per the police report, six are located in and around Hyderabad in Telangana, one in Andhra Pradesh and another in Bidar in Karnataka. We have written to the Pollution Control Boards of the two states and asked them to take necessary action against these companies. The closure orders of the six units in Telangana were issued under Section 33 A of Water Pollution Act and 31A of Air Pollution Control Act,” joint chief environment engineer Muralidhar Reddy told

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