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Groundwater near Panipat refinery unfit for drinking

Source: The Tribune | January 9th, 2021
Location: India
Industry type: Oil Refineries

Fluoride, uranium above prescribed limit

Panipat, January 9

The groundwater in villages adjoining Indian Oil Corporation Limited refinery here has been found unfit for drinking, according to a survey by the Central Ground Water Board. The pH value of water was not found up to the mark at certain places while heavy metals — iron, fluoride and uranium — were found in excess of the prescribed limit at other places.

The Public Health and Engineering Department now proposes to dig new borewells to provide clean drinking water.

*Original article online at https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/haryana/groundwater-near-panipat-refinery-unfit-for-drinking-196218