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NALCO takes steps for pollution control

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 13 (UNI) The National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) has taken a number of steps for pollution control at its plants during 2005-06, a release said today.

The company has adopted new technologies in its potlines and reduced Aluminium Fluoride consumption by 24 per cent in potline-III. Around 57,000 tonnes of ash of its captive power plant and refinery has been utilised in raising ash pond dykes, reclamation of low lying land, brick preparation and cement making.

Besides, the company has also planted 3,99,300 trees in its complexes during the year.

NALCO has rehabilitated nearly 15 hectares of mined-out area by plantation. Certification audit for all five units for occupational health safety management system has been completed.

The company has completed the work of upgradation ISO-14001 to 2004 version. Some modifications were carried out in de-fluoridation plant of smelter to improve its performance, the release added.


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