Karachi, May 10, 2016 (PPI-OT):The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) team alongwith officials of Civil Defense and Sindh Police jointly raided the four Brick Kiln Companies of Mirpurkhas and sealed them on the spot with restriction of further burning. EPA Team under the supervision of Regional Incharge Muhammad Sohaib alongwith Ali Muhammad Assistant Director (Tech) and Shah Khalid (Chemist) as well as representatives of Civil Defense and Sindh Police jointly raided the four Brick Kiln Companies including M/S Moosa Khalil Brick, M/S Sindh Brick Company, M/S Shalimar Brick Company and M/S Shandar Brick Company Mirpurkhas and sealed them.
Team found that Brick Kiln Companies were operational except of M/S Shandar Brick Kiln Company. Brick kiln emits toxic fumes containing suspended particulate matters rick in Carbon Particles and high concentration of Carbon Mono oxide and oxides of Sulphur that are harmful to eye, lung and throat. These air pollutants stunt the mental and physical growth of children.
While appreciating the efforts of EPA team, such Minister for Environment Dr. Sikandar Mandhro said that all the Brick Kiln Companies should follow the Environment Protection orders (EPOs) which is the best interest of public of public living in surrounding areas of Brick Kiln Companies. He further warned that violators of EPO would not be tolerated at any cost, adding such operation should be continue in all over Sindh to ensure healthy atmosphere for human being as well as animals and trees.
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