Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding emission and deposition of lead particles in air, water and soil by M/s. Perfect Alloys, Chengannoor village, Alapuzha District, Kerala, 17/12/2015

  • 17/12/2015

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zonal Bench, Chennai) in the matter of Kunjoonjamma Jose Vs Kerala Sate Pollution Control Board & Others dated 17/12/2015 regarding emission and deposition of lead particles in air, water and soil alleged to have been effected by the M/s. Perfect Alloys.

M/s. Perfect Alloys is stated to be having an industrial unit engaged in recycling of lead from used acid batteries after their service life to produce lead ingots mainly for reuse in the manufacture of new lead acid batteries. The unit is stated to be situated adjacent to the residence of the applicant who is living in Block No .8 Survey No. 30/4 of Chengannoor village, Alapuzha District.

The industrial activities of M/s. Perfect Alloys shall be closed forthwith till the SPCB grants renewal of Consent to Operate beyond 30-09-2015 which shall be done by the SPCB strictly in accordance with law, after satisfying that all directions, suggestions of the SPCB in its Status Report filed dated 22-04-2015 and 07-05-2015 are fully and effectively complied with. The polluting industry shall deposit an amount of equal to 10% of annual income from the financial year 2002-03 to 2013-14 for 12 years which shall be deposited with SPCB to be maintained in a separate fund, “Environment Protection Fund, Chenagannoor” and shall be used for the purpose of further remediation as decided by the SPCB.