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CPCB orders Tata Chemicals to shut down Haldia plant

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has directed Tata Chemicals to shut down operations at Haldia fertiliser plant for alleged non-compliance with prescribed norms for liquid affluent discharge.

Tata Chemicals, which is primarily into manufacturing of salt, chemicals and fertilisers, has written to the CPCB for rescinding the order.

It has submitted the reports of parallel samples, which was drawn on the same day as CPCB., confirming the compliance with the prescribed norms. "On March 11, 2017, the company has received a notice from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) directing the company under Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986 to shut down plant operations at Haldia, West Bengal for alleged non-compliance with the prescribed norms for liquid affluent discharge," Tata Chemicals said in a BSE filing.

This order was based on the analysis of sample drawn on January 9, 2017, by CPCB which alleges to have breached the prescribed norms for discharge of effluents, it added.
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