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CPCB issues notices to oil firms for not installing anti-pollution device at fuel pumps

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Central Control Board Monday sought explanations from various companies for their failure in installing "vapour recovery" systems at fuel stations.

Vapour is an instrument to capture displaced vapours that emerge from inside a vehicle's fuel tank while filling petrol or diesel in it.

The CBCB issued notices to firms, seeking their explanation within 24 hours.

In separate notices issued to Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, and Indian Corporation Limited, CPCB S P S Parihar said the regulator's teams found that the were either not installed or not functioning at the fuel stations.

The teams have been deployed in the Delhi NCR to check the implementation of measures for combating

The CPCB sought the oil firms' replies within 24 hours "failing which, action as deemed necessary under the Environment Protection Act, shall be initiated".

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First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 23:30 IST