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Green panel wants scanners in scrap market

                                                                                           The Times of India, New Delhi, 11th May, 2013

The National Green Tribunal has asked for installation of scanners at the Mayapuri scrap market to ensure that no radioactive waste is stored in the premises.

Hearing a case filed by Nagender Deswal against the chief secretary of Delhi, a five-member bench headed by NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar issued directions that no burning of plastic, tyres or similar waste will be permitted in the scrap market.


 "No person shall use any gas or electronic cutters in dismantling of heavy machineries like generators, tankers and transformers etc. No person shall store any e-waste or other materials which are likely to generate radioactivity and pose other hazards to life in particular and environment generally," the order states.

The court has also asked teams from DDA, Delhi government, the municipal corporation, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, Atomic Energy Regulatory Commission and DSIIDC to undertake inspection of the market at regular intervals.