NGT asks Jharkhand to survey all asbestos mines

By Abha Manakatala - Sun Jul 12, 12:09 pm

Domestic-miners-divided-over-auction-of-mineral-minesThe National Green Tribunal has asked Jharkhand and four other mineral-rich states to survey all the asbestos and associated mineral mines and file a report stating the impact of overburden or waste lying at these mines and pits.

A Bench headed by judicial member U D Salvi observed that it is a matter of concern that asbestos and associated mineral mines have not been closed scientifically.

“In the instant case none of the mines both asbestos and associated minerals have been closed scientifically. Final mining closure plans have also not been submitted by concerned lessees. This can be a matter of concern,” the Bench said.

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