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Kerala Pollution Board Inspects 15 Steel Rerolling mills in Kanjikode

Steel News - Published on Tue, 22 Oct 2019

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Times Of India reported that Kerala state pollution control board has inspected 15 steel rerolling mills in Kanjikode industrial area on the allegation of serious air pollution from these factories. It is found that in the area, these steel units lack proper pollution control measures and people living here have been suffering from health problems. The district environment engineer of KSPCB, M N Krishnan said that more than 15 steel companies lack proper pollution control measures. He said that the night inspections of these companies are also going on to find out about the complaint of air pollution from these units.

K Ayyapan of Koyyamarakkad said that though his house is one kilometre away from the steel factories and near the railway track, the smoke with the smell of burning of rubber had reached his house leading to suffocation. Another resident of Koyyamarakkad, R Krishnaswamy, said that during the night, due to the polluted air, sleeping is very difficult. Since he is a heart patient breathing has become difficult. Nearly 20 people in the area developed health problems during the last two days allegedly due to the polluted air, the local people said. Women and children also experienced health problems and suffocation from the foul smell of the air coming out from the industrial units. Some people had also vomitted. The smoke had also spread to the national highway passing through the area.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 22 Oct 2019
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