Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility cannot be closed down only for want of prior environmental clearance: Supreme Court

The Court, therefore, upheld a 2017 decision of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) which had dismissed a plea seeking closure of a common bio-medical waste treatment facility in Karnataka.
Justices Indira Banerjee, JK Maheshwari, NGT and SC
Justices Indira Banerjee, JK Maheshwari, NGT and SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday held that operation of a bio-medical waste treatment facility is in the interest of prevention of environmental pollution and that closure of such a facility only on the ground of want of prior environmental clearance (EC) would be against public interest [D Swamy vs KSPCB].

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