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INDIA: Groundwater near Panipat refinery unfit for drinking

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Groundwater near Panipat refinery unfit for drinking

The Tribune - January 9, 2021

Fluoride, uranium above prescribed limit

(Panipat) 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.

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https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/harya ... ing-196218
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