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Pollution in news on May 9

Here’s a round-up of today’s news reports and debates on pollution

 
By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Wednesday 09 May 2018
Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Credit: Wikimedia Commons Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Food outlets at railway stations raise concerns over plastic ban

Under the buyback mechanism, people can bring plastic bottles from other states and demand a refund, say retailers who operate food stalls at railway stations in Mumbai.

Greasy oil balls pollute Juhu beach

Tar balls were found deposited along a long stretch of Juhu beach on Monday and by late evening, similar deposits were seen at Girgaum Chowpatty as well.

Surprise checks being held at PUC centres

The transport department in Goa's Panaji has decided to hold surprise checks at pollution under control (PUC) centres that issue certificates without even inspecting the vehicle.

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