CPCB says Audit is must for reopening of plants
Tesla is deploying a special task force comprising of manpower trained to carryout Environment Audit, Adequacy Audit, Plant Safety Audit, Water Audit etc.
By ASHU SAHU
In one of the swiftest actions taken by National Green Tribunal. It has slapped an interim penalty of ₹50 crore on LG Polymers for the styrene gas leak at their Visakhapatnam plant on Thursday, which killed 11 people.
A day after the Visakhapatnam gas leak tragedy, Central Pollution Control Board has directed all state pollution control boards and pollution control committees to ensure that “strict safety precautions” are taken before restarting industry units that were shut due to the lockdown.
CPCB on Friday issued a set of instructions to all pollution control boards and centres to ensure all units undertake a “proper safety, hazard & environment audit” before they start operations after the lockdown.
All units that manufacture, store, or import hazardous chemicals should be allowed to resume their operations only after they have taken adequate and necessary steps to prevent any chemical leakage/accident, it said.
In its communication to state bodies, CPCB has also directed them that all pollution control equipment and effluent treatment plants, including safety equipment and machinery, and connectivity of sewers should be kept in “good operable conditions” before resuming operations.
In its communication to state bodies, CPCB has also directed them that all pollution control equipment and effluent treatment plants, should be kept in “good operable conditions” before resuming operation.
In response to this, we reached out to our client Industries and are in the process of deploying a specialized task force comprising of manpower trained to carry out these audits, namely Environment Audit, Adequacy Audit, Plant Safety Audit, Water Audit etc.
Our Water Clinic has taken special permissions to start operations Monday onward. We are anticipating a rise in demand for the audits and hence are directing all our human capital towards this. We also have invested in remote working software to ensure seamless connectivity between our site auditing and technical team which is working from home.
Our focus is on getting the plants operational by ensuring all safety measures have been verified by our experts. We will also be creating a series of eBooks on “Best practices to follow while restarting ETP”. These eBooks will be up for download from our website directly. Kindly subscribe with your email ID so that we can send you a notification when it does.
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