A day after HT reported about thousands of tonnes of toxic waste lying at the Union Carbide premises for the last 30 years, the MP government said on Thursday that it will dispose of the waste after receiving the go-ahead from Union Ministry for Environment & Forests.
The action plan is expected from the Central Pollution Control Board soon, an official statement said.
A technical sub-committee constituted by the Centre had decided in 2006 to dispose of all the waste at the factory through incineration.
A public interest litigation regarding the chemical wastes is pending in the MP high court, Jabalpur and an SLP in the Supreme Court since 2012.
MP government and Union Ministry for Environment and Forests have been informing the Supreme Court regarding this from time to time.
In the context of Supreme Court’s directives dated April 17, 2014, Union Carbide’s 10 MT waste will be destroyed through trial run by Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi.
The state government and MP Pollution Control Board will extend maximum cooperation in carrying the disposal.