[Assam] Refinery pollution
assamrs at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 14:29:02 EDT 2007
*>But he is typical of Indian Non-Expertize.*
Don't know anything about RK Pachauri. But what is a typical "Indian
Does that include us NRAs/NRIs - after all, most of us did come from a
Gauhati/Dibrugarh Medical College, IIT, IIM, Cotton/GU, or schools named
And what about all those in India itself - that produce, desgn aircrafts,
trains, other machinery etc. T
And does that EXCLUDE select people from Assam?
Frankly, the way you sound, it looks like India is full of idiots! :)
On 7/3/07, mc mahant <mikemahant at hotmail.com> wrote:
> <*Who is TERI by the way>*
> *The man with a wise-looking Beard- R.K.Pachauri.*
> *Also became (or is)UN's Green-house gas task-force Chief(India got a
> chance to put its man ). But he is typical of Indian Non-Expertize.*
> *We have no such PULL to demand result. *
> *Let us give them a long rope-will tear anyway!*
> Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 10:57:04 -0700
> From: dilipdeka at yahoo.com
> Subject: Re: [Assam] Refinery pollution
> To: mikemahant at hotmail.com
> CC: sroy at mail.smu.edu; assam at assamnet.org
> *" We were told that Delhi's Consultant TERI did not think our system will
> work--and they have their own." - It is hard for me to understand how you
> could give up so easily, knowing you. If you have repeatable performace
> results of your invention and they are better than the competitors', you win
> on the technical side. If your price is better or equal to the other guy you
> win on the commercial side. Another caveat normally is "Proven Technology".
> If yours is not a proven technology, can't you challenge Assam Govt. to let
> you install one of your units on a pilot run? Or is it that they will not
> talk to you unless you are in the good old boys' network?*
> *Who is TERI by the way? Are they offering a proven technology from an
> international pollution reduction company? Surface pollution in oil fields
> and refineries has been greatly reduced in USA by using proven standard
> technology but electro endosmosis process is not a front runner.*
> *mc mahant <mikemahant at hotmail.com>* wrote:
> I am sure *the damage is far more then extinction of local species*.You
> are Right. There is no more fish/turtle/porpoise(Xihoo) left in the main
> stream of the Brahmaputra all the way to sea due to following :
> · One drop of Oily waste spreads to an invisible film spreading
> 1km.sq.blocking all Oxygen.
> · Digboi, Dulijan, Oilfields drilling wastes ,refineries ,
> papermills - totally disgorge daily 1000 m.cu.(Ton) if not more. That is
> = 10,000,000,000,000 drops> will film up that many km.sq ( many times all
> Brahmaputra) to make Planktons survive in all Brahmaputra IMPOSSIBLE
> without Oxygen-thus blocked . No Plankton-No fish-No Xihoo-simply.
> · We are not yet considering the open Sewer that is
> Bharaloo,Bhogdoi,Bhareli. These carry Chemicals apart from fecals
> One has to seriously look at the nature of effluents, the stock emitted
> over the last few decades and their long term impact. Who Will? The Govt
> . Pollution Control Board Chief only collects Crores of Hush-Money from
> these culprits.
> The state ought to institute an official scientific study(ALL ARE IN THE
> Hush Hush payroll!!) immediately, calculate damages, impose a heavy
> pollution tax with retrospective effect on these refineries and use this for
> abatement of the stock of pulltants to the extent *feasible (*I am not
> sure how much can be done).* Yours Truly+ some concerned Techies
> Demonstrated Free To authorities at Digboi,Duliajan, Jagiroad,Noonmati how
> to totally remove all Oily discharge to open Bodies-in 2004-2005. After
> Demonstrating Free we wanted orders . We were told that Delhi's Consultant
> TERI did not think our system will work--and they have their own. They
> executed--but it became worse. Now TERI has been given all help by Assam
> Govt like to IIT Etc to setup shop in Assam and Direct all future measures
> --like Yamuna(Non )Cleanup in Delhi.
> *Also, individual citizen groups could file public interest law suits
> seeking compensation from these public sector giants. ( I tried inducing the
> leading NGO Aranyak-kept quiet. No money there)
> If the *federal government *(India ain't no Federal)* * is unwilling to
> pay up with retrospective effect, the state could use this (*Dare Not)*outstanding dues to central government owned PSUs such as the electricity
> generating units.
> Of course, considering the meagre royalties that are paid to the state for
> the crude itself, it is foolhardy to hope for anything at all.
> Thanks for Spelling out 1 small reason why we need to be Sovereign-to save
> Assam/To save India .
> > > santanu roy said:
> > > From BBC:
> > > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6220892.stm
> > i was talking to someone in guwahati this weekend, and
> > he mentioned that some species of fish have
> > disappeared due to pollution.
> > x
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