Â Maharashtra Pollution Control Board had issued directives to Khaparkhed Thermal Power Station for not disposing ash into pond Â
The air and water pollution level in Nandgaon vicinity has substantially reduced due to stoppage of dumping of ash pond by Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station, following directives issued by Maharashtra Pollution Control Board last month.
In response to various complaints and reports regarding air and water pollution problem due to dumping of fly ash into Nandgaon ash pond by Khaprakheda Thermal Power Station without p0roviding HDPE/LDPE lining. Aditya Thackeray, Environment Minister, took serious note of it and held review meetings twice about the issue of air pollution problem of MAHAGENCO and disposal of ash into Nandgaon ash pond. He instructed Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to take action against the defaulter. He also instructed the board to restrict MAHAGENCO, Khaparkheda Thermal Power Station for dumping ash slurry into the ash pond.
Accordingly, the board issued directions under section 33A of Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, 1974 and section 31A of Air Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, 1981 and directed thermal power station to stop disposal of ash into Nandgaon ash pond. It also warned the management that it would issue appropriate legal action against it if failed to follow the directives.