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Odisha govt directs SPCB to enforce pollution-control measures in plants around Hirakud Dam

26/11/2021 at 10:46 AM

Sambalpur, Nov 25: The Odisha government today directed the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) to strictly enforce the pollution-control measures in the aluminum smelter plants operating near Hirakud Dam.

Industries should properly dispose of the fluoride within their own premises without contaminating the groundwater of the area, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said.

The SPCB was told to conduct a detailed study on the waste discharge by these industries and its impact on the wildlife, according to an official statement.

Notably, the chief secretary directed the SPCB to strictly enforce the pollution control measures in the aluminum smelter plants operating near Hirakud Dam.

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