ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Ammonia Storage Tank to be Decommissioned

to be Decommissioned K Aravindakshan THE recent epoch-making judgment of Kerala High Court which barred appeal to the apex court on the public interest litigation case tiled by a few environmental activists and Sarvodaya workers, directing the management of the Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore (FACT), Udyogamandal, near Alwaye, Erankulam district, to decommission its ammonia storage tank located in Wellington Island, Cochin within three months has, presumably, evoked mixed reaction. While the environmentalists and social workers as well as the general public, besides a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) like Desiya Shastra Vcdi have whole-heartedly welcomed the high court directive, almost all the political parties and trade unions in the state including those of the Left, have, predictably, come out with a barrage of criticism against the well-intentioned judgment.

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