Tata Chemicals today said the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has ordered it to shut down its Haldia plant in West Bengal for alleged on-compliance of the prescribed norms of liquid affluent discharge. The firm has made a written representation to CPCB to rescind the order, but company officials said that it would not have any material impact as the plant is already under planned shutdown between February 21 and April 15, 2017 for relocation of ammonia pipeline and scheduled maintenance. "This is to inform you that on March 11, 2017 the company has received a notice from the CPCB directing the Company under Section 5 of the Environment Protection Act, 1986 to shut down plant operations at Haldia, West Bengal, for alleged non-compliance with prescribed norms for liquid affluent discharge," the company said in a regulatory filing. This order was based on the analysis of sample drawn on January 9, 2017 by CPCB which alleges to have breached the prescribed norms for discharge of effluents, it added. "The company in its representation (to CPCB) has submitted reports of parallel samples drawn on the same day as CPCB confirming the compliance with the prescribed norms by the State Pollution Control Board approved lab," the company said. The plant produces fertiliser like Diammonium phosphate (DAP) and Single superphosphate (SSP).
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