Activist moves HC for disposal of chemicals



Edayar resident and activist Shamsudheen Edayar has moved the Kerala High Court for the safe disposal of the hazardous chemicals stored in the premises of now-defunct Edayar Zinc (formerly Binani Zinc) plant.Edayar Zinc Ltd, engaged in the production of zinc at their factory located on the banks of river Periyar in Edayar Industrial Development area, abruptly stopped its operation at the end of 2014. The company closed down the factory without taking necessary steps to dispose of the leftover chemicals in their lines, tanks and reactors.

“The company virtually abandoned the industrial plant leaving no staff even to ensure safety and security of the plant. They have disconnected the electric supply to the factory. Without power, no pollution control measures can be taken or safety and fire fighting equipment can be operated,” said Ashkar Kadar, the petitioners’ counsel.

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