Supreme court bans use of five heavy metals in firecrackers

Posted on:01 Aug 2017 11:25:03
Supreme court bans use of five heavy metals in firecrackers
01 August 2017 Current Affairs: The Supreme Court imposed a ban on the use of five harmful heavy metals like lithium, antimony, mercury, arsenic and lead in the manufacturing of firecrackers as they cause air pollution.

The apex court held that it is the responsibility of the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) to ensure compliance with ban order particularly in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu where there are a large number of firecracker manufacturers.

PESO is the apex department to control and administer manufacture, storage, transport and handling of explosives, petroleum, compressed gases and other hazardous substances in India. 

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