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Attached to Indian Supreme Court Petition




Hazardous Waste Inventory studies:
1. Status of hazardous wastes generation treatment and disposal in Karnataka (1994-95)
2. Status of hazardous wastes generation treatment and disposal in Himachal Pradesh (1994-95)
Identification of hazardous wastes generating industry in the States of
Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana & Himachal
Pradesh (1994-95)
4. Identification of hazardous wastes generating industry in southern States (Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu) (1994-95)
5. Inventorisation and management of hazardous wastes in Milk District, Andhra Pradesh (1994-95)
6. Inventorisation of hazardous wastes generation in five districts (Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat and Valsad) of Gujarat (1995-96)
7. Report on inventorisation of hazardous wastes generation in Jammu & Kashmir State (1996-97)
8. Inventorisation of hazardous wastes generation in Kerala State (1996-97)
9. Inventorisation of hazardous wastes generating industries in Orissa (1996-97)
10. Inventorisation of hazardous wastes generation in Punjab (1996-97)
11. Inventorisation and management of hazardous waste in Andhra Pradesh (1998-99)
12. Inventorisation and management of hazardous waste in National Capital Region, Noida (Gautam Buddha Nagar), Ghaziabad, Meerut and Faridabad (1999-2000).
On Engineered Landfills:
13. MoEF: "Guidelines for Management and Handling of Hazardous Wastes". pp.127. (1991)
14. Toxics Link, Delhi: "Landfills Deconstructed". pp.28 (1998).
15. CPCB: "Guidelines for Setting up of Operating Facility: Hazardous Waste Management". pp.55
16. CPCB: "Criteria for Hazardous Waste Landfills". pp.61.
17. CPCB: "Approach and Criteria for Identification of Sites for Disposal of Hazardous Wastes".
18. NPC: Training Programme on Solid and Hazardous Waste Management. Course Material. (Undated).
19. Solid Waste Disposal Act, USA.
Lead, zinc and oil recycling:
20. NML: "Lead Acid Battery Recycling". pp.15.
21. CPCB: "Code of Practice for Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous Waste: Zinc Ash/Skimmings, Lead-Acid Batteries and Waste Oil/Used Oil".
22. NPC/MoEF: Guide for Management of Waste Oils, Oil Emulsions and Oil Contaminated Wastes (2000).
23. IIP: Proceedings of Workshop on Used Oil Recycling in India:
Part I and Part II.
24. MoEF: Papers of Committee on Lead Recycling
25. Greenpeace: "Heavy Burden: a Case Study on Lead Waste Imports into India." pp.31.
Hazardous wastes: general
26. MoEF: India: Hazardous Waste Management Project. Sectoral Environmental Assessment Report. (Submitted to the World Bank), August 1997.
27. MoEF: Interim Report of the Technical Committee on Hazard Characterisation & Prioritisation of Hazardous Wastes.
28. Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Environment: "A Report on the Status of Hazardous Wastes in India". pp.126.
29. CPCB: "Ready Reckoner: Hazardous Waste Management". pp.87.
30. CPCB: "Proposal on Revised Import Regime of Reclaimable Waste in India".
31. Centre for Environmental Studies (Anna Univesity): "Guidelines for Identification, Characterisation and Testing of Hazardous Wastes". pp.117.
32. Greenpeace: "Toxic Hotspots: A Greenpeace Investigation of Gujarat Industrial Estates". pp100.
33. Greenpeace: "Deadly Investments: A Call for Moratorium on Polluting Industries in Gujarat." November, 2000.
34. The Indian Peoples Tribunal on Environment and Human Rights:"Industrialisation and Toxic Pollution in the Golden Corridor of Gujarat". pp.100.The Indian Peoples Tribunal on Environment and Human Rights: Industrialisation and Toxic Pollution in the Golden Corridor of Gujarat". pp.100.
Theo Colborn, Diane Dumanoski & J.P. Myers, Our Stolen Future, by Penguin Group Publications, 1996.
36. Down to Earth: "What Goes Down, Must Come Up". August, 31, 1999.
Clean Production:
37. Beverley Thorpe, Clean Production Network: "Citizens Guide to Clean Production". pp.66.
38. NPC: "Use of Hazardous Wastes in Cement Kilns".
Shipbreaking industry:
39. MECON, "Shipbreaking IndustryPresent Status in India and its Impact on Environment." August, 1997.
40. Greenpeace, "Steel and Toxic Wastes for Asia." December, 1998.
Biomedical wastes:
41. Mumbai Medwate Achar Group. "Infecting Mumbai: A report for health care professionals, govt. and citizens." (Jan. 2000).
42. Srishti: "Emerging Experience in Medical Waste Management." (Feb. 2000)
43. Peter A, Reinhardt & Judith G. Gordon: "Infectious and Medical Waste Management", 1991, Lewis Publishers Michigan, USA.
44. Brihan Mumbai Palika Public Health Dept. (Dr. Neera Kewalramani et al): "Training Module on Hospital Waste Management".
45. Personal Communication to Dr. V. K. Iya from Dr. Rohini Kelkar, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; Dr. B. S. Srinath, Bangalore, Institute of Oniology, Bangalore
46. "Toxic Shock", Editorial, Times of India, 21.5 .2000.

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The very nature of the work of the High Powered Committee on Management of Hazardous Wastes (HPC) was such that it had to rely on the support and co-operation of a large number of organisations and individuals. The HPC was singularly fortunate in receiving such support and co-operation from every quarter.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests, in particular its Hazardous Substances Management Division, and the Central and State Pollution Control Boards were the main sources for collection of data and providing logistical support. The Port Trust and Customs authorities, the Gujarat Maritime Board, the Director General of Foreign Trade, the Director General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics, Shri Ram Institute, many industry associations and industrial units, and several NGOs allowed access to information and facilities available with them.

During the public hearings, the views of a large number of persons from many walks of life greatly enlightened us.

The team of Shri KPG Nair, Shri SC Bharadwaj and Ms Simi Sudan assisted the HPC throughout the period in which the Committee worked. At the stage of formatting and fairing out the final report, and production of the requisite number of copies, the assistance rendered by Shri P Ravi Nair of the National Informatics Centre and Shri KPG Nair was especially invaluable. The Report was edited by Margaret Mascarenhas and Shri Vidyadhar Gadgil. Chhaya Chodankar, a DTP professional, patiently redesigned the text several times over as it went through several discussions and revisions.

To acknowledge the contribution of everyone to whom the HPC is indebted is a pleasant task, but not so easy to accomplish completely. Any omission is just inadvertent and the HPC would request to be forgiven for it.

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