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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bihar's Proposed Asbestos Plant Makes Fraudulent Claims

Villagers nail EIA lies

Draft report says:

  • The EIA project consultant, Shiva Test House, says project land is barren
  • Dwells on the population within a 10 km radius to hide the population density near the site
  • Shows Roksa village at 3 km distance from site; mentions a river Baya
  • Project will draw 300 cubic metre groundwater daily but does not show what impact it will have on people

Ground reality:

  • The site and its adjoining farms grow mangoes, lychees, wheat, rice, seasonal vegetables and mustard
  • The site is surrounded by eight schools and eight villages with populations ranging from 8,000 to 20,000.
  • Roksa is 600-700 metres from the site; there is no river Baya in the area
  • No surveys conducted for preparing baseline data

Earlier story

Asbestos unit disturbs Chainpur’s peace
Anand Kishore, District Magistrate
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Work started at the site in January, 2010 illegally, without environmental clearance

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