In a bid to tackle the menace of toxic emissions at petrol pumps, the National Green Tribunal has directed public sector oil companies to install vapour recovery devices at all fuel stations by October 31.
Vapour recovery device is an instrument to capture displaced vapours that emerge from inside a vehicle’s fuel tank when petrol or diesel is dispensed into it.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said installation of machines was necessary in view of the adverse effects of chemicals like benzene, toluene and ethylbenzene on human health and environment.
“There is no dispute about the need for installing Stage-I and Stage-II vapour recovery devices at all fuel stations, distribution centres, terminals, railway loading/unloading facilities and airports in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Read more
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