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Indian State Cracks Down On Drug Maker Chemical Waste

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Drug makers in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are being pressured by the government to enforce their industry's own policies and avoid dumping hazardous chemicals. The state's Pollution Control Board has been working with the Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association to stop illegal dumping after 140 tons of hazardous chemical waste were found near Hyderabad. Authorities say they have trouble tracking down the offending companies when many in an area have similar chemical waste. The head of BDMA said the organization has warned its members about the problem and has been proactive in disposing of the waste. (Click here for more
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