GSPCB needs to take lead in black hole technology for Sonsoddo: Cong

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MARGAO
Congress on Tuesday said Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) should take the lead as regards the proposed black hole technology to treat garbage piled up at Sonsoddo.
The demand came days after the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) held a presentation explaining the technology. Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) spokesperson Sidhanath Buyao said there was clarity required about the technology.
“There is no second thought that Sonsoddo menace has to be gotten rid of. We have been witness to leachate flowing down the mount Sonsoddo, the water from where meets Sal river and eventually ends up in Arabian sea. The presentation on black hole had so many questions but no answers like whether the process will treat metal, glass and tiles separately. Earlier in presentation, they showed treating of all unsegregated waste but upon questioning further it was said that separators would be used and the garbage would be screened for metal and glass,” said Buyao.
“We think that GSPCB needs to take lead in this matter and decide whether such plant should be allowed. They have the technical personnel required to see if this plant will work or
not,” he said.
Buyao also questioned the role of the special committee that was constituted by the municipality asking how many meetings were held by the committee and whether they had approved the technology or not.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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