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11 textile units dismantled for flouting pollution norms

PTI Erode | Updated on December 18, 2012

Eleven textile dyeing factories have been dismantled for reportedly flouting pollution control norms and letting out untreated effluents onto drains.

Officials of Pollution Control Board, revenue and Electricity board carried out surprise inspection of units at Kasipalayam, Kollampalayam, Surampatty anicut area and some other places and found 11 textile dyeing factories discharging untreated effluents. All the units were immediately dismantled with the help of earth movers, they said.

Officials said the Board would take severe action against the owners and that cases would also be registered against them.

A total of 190 textile dyeing factories, including various unauthorised units, have been dismantled since January this year, they said.

Published on December 18, 2012

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