The environment ministry’s Expert Appraisal Committee has noted that the 6 million tonne Barauni refinery operated by Indian Oil Corp (IOC) processed more crude then its sanctioned capacity over six years, thus violating environmental norms.
The EAC, while reviewing the refinery’s application for EC for expansion, noted that the excess production was in violation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) notification of 2006 and, thus, amounts to non-compliance of Environment Clearance (EC) granted earlier.
“The EAC, in first instance, observed that the crude processing at Barauni Refinery has been more than the sanctioned capacity (6,000 TMTPA) during the period 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16 & 2016-17, Read More
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