The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notice to Jindal Steel and Power Limited in connection with the death of an employee after hot or molten slag allegedly fell on him at the company’s steel plant at Patrapali village in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh.
The NGT was hearing an application registered based on a news report published by PTI on August 22 about the employee’s death.
The application raised concerns about non-compliance with environmental laws in the disposal of slag, a by-product of steel production.
In an order passed on Thursday, a bench headed by NGT Chairman Justice Prakash Shrivastava said the Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board had filed a reply without touching the aspect of snail handling, which in this case was the cause of the accident.
“In this context, the guidelines laid down by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for dealing with the handling and management of slag arising out of pyrometallurgical activities in the iron and steel industry are to be referred to,” the court said. also consists of judicial members. Justice Sudhir Agarwal and expert member A Senthil Vel said this.
“Therefore, we deem it proper to issue notice at this stage. The registry of the tribunal is for the purpose of serving the project proponent i.e. Jindal Steel and Power Limited, Patrapali village, Raigarh,” it added.
The chief bench of the green panel said the matter related to the central zone bench of the tribunal in Bhopal and it was transferred for “appropriate further action”.
According to police, payload operator Chini Lal Patel died on August 22 due to severe burns after molten slag from the furnace fell on him.
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