International Dioxin Developments

October 24, 2016 | Commercial Litigation | Complex Torts & Product Liability

City in India Continues Open Burning of Garbage, Local Newspaper Reports

A city in the southern part of Punjab, India, is still burning garbage in the open, in violation of government directives to the contrary, a newspaper in India has reported.

According to the report, the city of Bathinda is burning the garbage rather than transporting it to landfills.

The report noted that dioxin was a product of burning waste.

The city’s mayor, Balwant Rai Nath, was quoted as saying that, pursuant to the National Green Tribunal (“NGT”) and the Punjab Municipal Act, “burning of garbage is not allowed. If somebody notices burning of garbage, they should inform me immediately. As far as my own staff is concerned, I have recently directed them to refrain from this practice and warned them of departmental action in this regard.”

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