MPCB serves notice to ACC Cement for violation of pollution norms

ACC Cement has been served notices following a complaint by Kisan Congress regarding damage caused to crops due to pollution affecting surrounding crops at its Ghugus cement plant.

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The regional office of Maharashtra State Pollution Control Board (MPCB) here has served notices to ACC Cement Company in Ghugus and Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station (CSTPS), for violation of pollution norms and asked them to give their explanation within a week.

ACC Cement has been served notices following a complaint by Kisan Congress regarding damage caused to crops due to pollution affecting surrounding crops at its Ghugus cement plant. A complaint was also filed by Sanjeevani Paryavaran Shamajik Sanstha for causing hazardous pollution leading to adverse health impact on Ghugus residents.

CSTPS has been served notice for recent detection of oil traces in Irai river at Datala point. The notice also mentions heavy dust emission during vehicular transportation at the approach road leading to coal gate in plant and dilapidated condition of this approach road.

The notice also highlights heavy black emission observed on December 3 from generation unit no. 8 and 9 of the power plant.

The board has warned it will forfeit the bank guarantee and even go on to close the plant, and has sought an explanation in this regard.