30 March 2012

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Odisha Posco Steel plant environment clearance license suspended

Odisha Posco Steel plant environment clearance license suspended

On June 22, 2005 POSCO signed MoU with the Odisha government for setting up an integrated steel plant with the total capacity of 12 million tonnes per annum.

Posco India Pvt Ltd was granted environmental clearance for its two projects, steel-cum-captive power plant project and captive minor port, in Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa in 2007.

on January 31, 2011 The MoEF after reviewing the same, granted environmental clearance.

After that Environment activist Prafulla Samantray filed an application demanding quashing of the environmental clearance granted to Posco on the ground that it was "contrary to the provisions of the EIA Notification 2006" and was "illegal and arbitrary".

The National Green Tribunal has suspended the environmental clearance given to South Korean Pohang Steel Corporation's (POSCO)

Project investment nearly or more than $12 billion
Land required nearly 4,000 acres in Paradip

Last seven years locals are protesting the project

Corruption - In this deal corruption happened or not I do not know.

The Green Tribunal alleged that departmental bias was shown in clearing project

The Tribunal also noted that the environment impact assessment was only for 4 million tonnes per annum, whereas the actual capacity of the project as declared by Posco is 12 million tonnes per annum.

The environment impact assessment (EIA) report has been prepared only for 4 million tonnes per annum steel production in the first phase.

When production is for 12 then don’t you think the report should be prepared for 12 and not 4?

What happened or what are the reasons the wrong report was accepted?
May be I am wrong 4 is right, they do not need report for 12 million tonnes per annum

The National Green Tribunal said that the environment clearance granted to Posco's mega steel project in Orissa in January 2011 will remain suspended

The tribunal also said that the project proponent should generate its own source of water instead of utilizing the drinking water meant for the Cuttack city in Orissa.

Now POSCO will have to again apply for the environment license.

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