India: The Delhi Government has ordered the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to carry out a detailed mapping of all scrap markets in the city. The decision was taken after two residents were exposed to radiation by Cobalt-60.
The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta and attended by DPCC members, a team from the National Disaster Management Authority and the Environment department. “They will submit their report in a fortnight,” Mehta said.
“We have been told to frame our report on four points: the quantity of scrap entering Delhi, the sources, the methods scrap dealers use to dismantle them and the measures we can take to ensure an incident like Mayapuri is not repeated,” said a senior DPCC official.
The Delhi government will also check the registration of all scrap dealers. There are 200 of them in Delhi but only around 50 are registered with the government.
Source: Indian Express