Sep 04, 2017

Lead melting plant causes major environment damage Featured

A plant that melts lead from discarded vehicle batteries is causing major environment damage at Meeoya in Puttalam, reports say.

This factory is located at a state-owned land near Meeoya at Wattalkandal in Wanathavilluwa.

Waste, including heavy metal, acid and toxic smoke, from this facility is released to the environment without following any safety procedures, area residents charge.

Several more such facilities are run illegally in Wanathavilluwa, according to them.

The northwestern provincial environment authority said no environment protection license has been sought, or issued, to run any such facility in the province.

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