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Odisha Pollution Control Board Eases Emergency Measures As Air Quality Improves In Rourkela

Rourkela: The State Pollution Control Board eased its earlier proposed emergency measures including the closure of schools and colleges in Rourkela after the air quality in the Steel City improved on Thursday. In a fresh letter to Sundargarh district Collector and Commissioner of the Rourkela Municipal Corporation, the Pollution Control Board has urged the authorities […]

NGT serves notices to Vedanta, 4 others for ash pond breach

New Delhi: Taking cognizance of large-scale damage and pollution caused by the breach in Vedanta’s ash pond in Jharsuguda, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday served notices to company along with the Central government, Odisha government, Central Pollution Control Board and State Pollution Control Board. During the hearing of the case, the NGT directed […]

'IOCL' oil spill in Kaudia River: OSPCB begins investigation

Bhubaneswar/Paradip: A day after reports of an oil spill allegedly from the pipelines of Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) in the Kaudia River at Atharbanki in Paradip, a team of officials of the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) visited the spot today and collected water samples for tests. The oil spill was first noticed by […]

Environment watchdog for cracker ban in Bhubaneswar during Diwali

Bhubaneswar: After Supreme Court’s ban on crackers in Delhi, the Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) is also in support of a similar stricture citing concerns over rising air pollution in Bhubaneswar in the last couple of years during Diwali. “The air pollution level between 5 pm and mid-night in Bhubaneswar generally goes up due […]

IMFA gets green signal for mining in Sukinda, Mahagiri

Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Pollution Control Board (OSPCB) today permitted Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys (IMFA), the leading ferroalloys producer in the country, to resume mining activities in its two chromite mines in Sukinda and Mahagiri. OSPCB had earlier, on March 24, served a show cause notice to IMFA and asked to explain why the ‘consent […]

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Pollution due to mining engulfs Talcher, locals aggrieved

Talcher: Dust and smoke pollution menace arising out of rampant mining activities in Talcher has put on a demonic form throwing normal life of city denizens out of gear while resulting in different kinds of diseases. As per sources, the Central Pollution Control Board in 2009-10 had earlier identified Talcher-Angul among the critical polluted category […]