Pollution in the sponge iron industry

The toxic effects of heavy metals are varied and may often manifest after a prolonged period, sometimes several years, as in the case of cancer.

More pictures air pollution and dust Most of the iron units either did not install ESPs Electro Static Precipitatorsmandatory to control hazardous emissions, or do not run it to save money. Yet rice contributes 80 percent of their nutritional needs.

The availability of places of worship declined from 50 per cent to 26 per cent and the availability of graveyards declined from 45 per cent to 22 per cent.

The villagers cannot eat fish any longer. Where normally a TPD kiln would generate 17, kilogrammes of dust every day, it generates 23, kg or more.

At the same time, the supply of coking coal, which is used in the manufacture of steel and steel scrap, which is feedstock for traditional steel-making process, is not keeping up.

India: Angry Villagers Bear Pollution Costs of Sponge Iron Industry

The main reason for the short cuts are the added costs that comes with pollution-control measures. These air pollutants are likely to increase the incidence of respiratory tract ailments, e. Workers reported respiratory problems, chronic cough and cold, eye irritation, skin diseases, weakened vision and general debilities, anemia, indigestion, etc.

But residents of affected communities complain that factories switch off these devices at night to save on energy costs.

Ore-bearing trucks pass by the school at least times a day, leaving clouds of black dirt each time. The country produced an all-time high of 20 million tonnes incompared to just one million tonne in due to the quantum jump in demand for steel for housing and infrastructure in the last decade.

We already had asked for permission to shut down and upgrade the unit even before the notice came. Indian iron ore exports to China increased to 83 per cent in from 30 per cent in Located west of Orissa, Chhattisgarh carved itself from Madhya Pradesh as an independent state in Located west of Orissa, Chhattisgarh carved itself from Madhya Pradesh as an independent state in Increasing accidents due to heavy traffic and movement of trucks in areas like Keonjhar and Raigarh is another common occurrence leading to deaths and physical disabilities.

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This article was originally published in The Times of India 0Comments. Even a large company like Jindal Steel and Power Ltd dumps fly ash in the nearby school ground, riversides and in forest areas and roadsides. The sponge iron industry, say insiders, is partly to be blamed for the fiasco.

In most cases there is not even a first aid service available on the factory premises. SIUs also emit oxides of sulphur and nitrogen and hydrocarbons.

The Orissa government is developing a cluster development programme, with the help of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation UNIDOto improve productivity, reduce emissions and link the clusters with carbon credits under the Clean Development Mechanism. That was the seventh time he has done so over the last few years.

Sometimes even stones are mixed with them to increase the weight.Angry Villagers Bear Pollution Costs of Sponge Iron Industry By Manipadma Jena | InterPress Service | Feb 5, At dawn, year-old Indian share farmer Gundicha Rout goes to the stone water trough in his backyard to wash his face and prepare for paddy husking.

He reaches out for the water, dipping into a thin film of oil on its surface. The Comprehensive Industry Document on Sponge Iron Industry is one in the series that the Central Pollution Control Board has taken up for publication.

Thus, in a. We quote from the book Sponge Iron Industries [1]. More pictures iron factories (page 5) “India is the largest producer in the world of sponge iron, a product derived from iron and used to make steel.

Pollution from the sponge iron industries is the core reason why communities rise in arms against this industry. 25 Various CSE Reports of inform us 1. In Odisha. HYDERABAD: Sponge iron manufacturing industries in the city surroundings are causing massive pollution by dumping black and reddish dusty layers of coal ash and iron dust on nearby localities and farms.

from the furnace of coal based sponge iron industry contains heavy metals like arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, copper, chromium, nickel, lead, zinc and mercury [17].

INDIA: Angry Villagers Bear Pollution Costs of Sponge Iron Industry

Thus, deposition of fly ash in the environment surrounding sponge iron plant leads to accumulation of heavy metals in the soil.

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