Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding scientific closure of asbestos mines in India, 29/10/2015

  • 29/10/2015

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Environics Trust Vs. Union Of India & Ors. dated 29/10/2015 regarding scientific closure of asbestos mines in India. It appears that mines were not scientifically closed before being abandoned.

NGT had asked the Counsel appearing for the State of Rajasthan, Karnataka and Jharkhand where asbestos mines have been abandoned without being scientifically closed to suggest measures for curtailing the adverse effects of the mines not scientifically closed on the environment and the scientific reasons, if any, for adopting no measures for such scientific closures.

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