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'High' amounts of heavy metals in ground water in Delhi's Krishna Vihar: Research

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government today said a new research has found the presence of high concentration of heavy metals, including and lead, in ground water samples taken from the dumping site in Krishna Vihar here.

In January, researchers at Jamia Milia Islamia published a paper titled 'Assessment of Contamination of Soil and Ground Water due to Handling'. It indicated presence of heavy metals, of State for Environment said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

"(The report has) indicated presence of higher concentration (against the prescribed drinking water standards) of like copper, lead, cadmium, nickel and chromium in the underground water samples collected from the dumping site situated in an industrial area at Krishna Vihar in Delhi," he said.

The said according to (CGWB), (lead) contamination in samples has been detected in North, West and South-West districts along Najafgarh drain.

He said that cadmium contamination has been detected in South-West; North-West, South, East and New districts (chromium contamination); and East and North-East districts (arsenic contamination).

In view of high pollution potential and human health implications of contamination, the government has taken various preventive measures for restricting their entry into the natural ecosystem, especially in ground water, Sharma said.

The measures include guidelines published by (CPCB) for implementation of the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016, in respect to collection centers, channelisation, storage, transportation, environmentally sound dismantling, recycling and refurbishment of e-waste as well as responsibilities of in this regard.

It also includes ground water quality monitoring and awareness creation across the country, including Delhi, generation of ground water quality data through scientific studies, mapping of vulnerable areas of groundwater depletion and pollution, directives for sealing of bore wells which are contaminated among a host of other measures.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 19:15 IST