Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding emission of gas- HFC-23 by industries in the atmosphere, 17/03/2015

  • 17/03/2015

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Indian Council for Enviro-Legal Action (ICELA) Vs. MoEF & Ors. dated 17/03/2015 regarding emission of gas- HFC-23 by industries in the atmosphere.

The Tribunal in its order noted that it is undisputed before us that even the industries which have provided incinerators to dispose of the stored gas- HFC-23 were not possessed of such means for years together. Even after coming into force of the Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 and the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, these industries were emitting this gas into atmosphere.