Pollution alert for steel city

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By OUR CORRESPONDENT in Jamshedpur
  • Published 4.06.05
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Jamshedpur, June 4: A survey conducted by the regional office of Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board (JSPCB) on the rising level of suspended particulate matter (SPM) should be an eye-opener for civilians and authorities alike on the World Environment Day.

Statistics revealed that while the limit for SPM is 150 microgram/metre cube, in most places around Bistupur, Sakchi, Golmuri, Jugsalai, Sonari and Adityapur the SPM content in the atmosphere was around 160 to 195 microgram/metre cube.

The report, prepared by the pollution control board at the end of May, was based on inputs provided by the two pollution-monitoring stations located at Golmuri and Bistupur, which have hi-tech gadgets capable of monitoring pollution levels upto a 15 km radius.

Excess SPM is the cause of lung diseases.