The Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has said
that the solid waste generated from the Coke bottling
plant in Palakkad district in Kerala will not come under
the purview of hazardous waste.
results of a study conducted around the premises of the
plant at Plachimada, KSPCB member secretary K V Indulal,
who led the special investigation team, said neither the
well water around the company premises nor the land ''manured''
with the waste from the plant was found contaminated with
any of the heavy metals such as cadmium, lead or chromium.
concentration of cadmium and other heavy metals in the
sludge were found to be below the limit prescribed under
the Hazardous Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 1989
as amended this year.
the solid waste generated from the factory was not advisable
for applying on land for agriculture as manure, he said.
Hence, the company should handle the wastes in the prescribed
manner enunciated in the amended rules, 2003.