The chemical discharge has been flowing into a seasonal rivulet in Dhakoli for the last three days, turning it red. (HT PHOTO)
The chemical discharge has been flowing into a seasonal rivulet in Dhakoli for the last three days, turning it red. (HT PHOTO)

Mohali DC marks inquiry to find source of chemical discharge in Dhakoli rivulet

Executive engineer of environment department asked to conduct thorough probe, determine source of discharge
By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2021 12:40 AM IST

Taking stern action against the violators of environmental rules, Mohali deputy commissioner Girish Dayalan on Thursday ordered immediate inquiry into the incident of suspected chemical factory discharge, which turned the seasonal rivulet’s water red in Dhakoli.

The chemical factory discharge has been flowing into the rivulet for the last three days.

Dayalan said the executive engineer of the environment department will conduct a thorough probe of the incident and sampling will be done so that the source of the chemical discharge could be found and appropriate action could be taken.

The DC said that prima facie facts showed that the chemical belonged to a factory of a neighbouring state. Dayalan also informed that teams had already deputed at the site to find the actual source of the chemical.

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