Delhi: ‘CPCB may collect landfill impact fine’


NEW DELHI: With a committee comprising Central Pollution Control Board, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute and IIT-Delhi members assessing Rs 450 crore as cost of damage to the environment due to dump sites in Delhi, National Green Tribunal said CPCB is at liberty to recover the amount with a further penalty for continuing damage.

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The panel was tasked by NGT to ascertain the environmental damage caused by the waste dumps and based their calculations on factors such as legacy waste and leachate generated over the years. They determined the damage cost at Bhalswa to be Rs 155.9 crore, Okhla Rs 151.1 crore and Ghazipur, Rs 142.5 crore.

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