OPCB serves closure notice on Bhusan Power

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Sambalpur, Feb 19 (UNI) The Orissa Pollution Control Board(OPCB) has served a closure notice on the Bhusan Power and Steels Limited located at Thelkuli, 40 km from here.

The regional office of the OPCB here has served closure notice on the unit yesterday. The plant would be shut down phase-wise and No Objection Certificate (NOC) would be issued for the second phase construction of the plant, till it complies with all suggestions as per norms, OPCB Regional Officer S K Sahu said.

He said, ''Since last four years we have been suggesting the unit stick to the norms but the company failed and we have no other option but to take a bold step in the greater interest of the people and locality,'' Mr Sahu said.

Massive irregularities apart, solid waste management and dust problems were the major problems with Bhusan Steels and Power, he added.

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