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Aug 12, 2019
6:42PM

NGT directs govt to submit a report on standards for lead in PVC pipes

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The National Green Tribunal has directed the Centre to submit a report on standards of lead and to phase out lead as a stabiliser in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) pipes that are commonly used in most buildings.
 
A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel expressed concern that the notification has not been finalised despite its direction. It directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests to submit a report before October 21.

The green panel in March had directed the Centre to finalise within two months the standards for using lead in PVC pipes.

The NGT was earlier informed that water passing through PVC pipes commonly used in most buildings may contain toxic materials like lead, which has a hazardous effect on human health.

The green panel was hearing a plea filed by an environment activist seeking the issuance of notification to lay down standards for lead to be used in PVC pipes and to phase out lead as a stabiliser in PVC pipes.
 

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