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The truth behind incineration

Cities in India are at a crucial juncture where they have to choose between a lock-in of decades of harmful pollution (incineration) or leap forward by choosing zero-waste models. With Greater Chennai Corporation more or less opting for incinerators at the Kodungaiyur and Perungudi dumpyards, let us have a look at what incineration actually means and what it does to human beings, environment and economy. 

Environmental Statement & Fly Ash Utilisation Report Analysis of SDSTPS: A Case of Inconsistent Reporting

An Environmental Statement submitted by an industry to the State Pollution Control Board details the pollution it caused and the mitigation measures adopted. A perusal of these statements for Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station, Nellore District, reveals under-reporting and mismatches in data.

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