Ganga's Faecal Coliform Level 3-12 Times Higher Than Limit: Green Court
Sunday, May 26, 2019, 2:25 PM
Ganga river's faecal coliform level is found to be 3 to 12 times higher than the permissible level at most inter-state boundaries, according to the data released by the top pollution watchdog. Faecal coliform (FC) bacteria, such as E.coli, are found in excreta that contaminates water through untreated sewerage. The higher the level the higher the presence of disease-causing pathogen in water.
Oil Companies Fined 1 Crore For Not Complying With Anti-Pollution Norms
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 8:55 AM
The Central Pollution Control Board has fined Rs.1cr each on three oil companies for their failure to install anti-pollution "vapour recovery" systems at fuel stations. The fine has been slapped on public sector oil firms Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and Indian Oil Corporation Limited. The tribunal had directed the three oil companies to install stage-I and stage-II vapour recovery devices.