MOVE CNG STATIONS AWAY FROM RESIDENTIAL AREAS

MOVE CNG STATIONS AWAY FROM RESIDENTIAL AREAS

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Himani Mantri Grover started this petition to Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and

More than 4600 new CNG stations are expected to open across India in next 8 years. The ongoing 10th round of CGD expects to cover 50 geographical areas, covering 124 districts spread across 14 states. After the 10th bidding, around 53 percent of the country’s area and 70 percent of total population will have access to CGD network. As more and more CNG stations come up, they are promoted as 'convenience' for the CNG users for non-commercial vehicles.

BUT, are they safe for you and your families? Here is a quick check:

1. CNG gas is highly inflammable. A number of emerging studies have highlighted public health concerns regarding exposures to chemical, physical, and psychosocial hazards from unconventional natural gas development and production and its impact on nearby communities.

2. Noise, or unwanted sound, is a physical hazard associated that has been identified as a major environmental health concern for nearby residents. Previous studies have linked chronic noise exposures in other settings to a wide variety of adverse effects. For example, long-term exposure to noise levels ranging from 32 to 75 A weighted decibels (dBA) have been associated with sleep disruption, poor academic performance, and hypertension.

3. Other adverse health effects of this constant noise pollution include noise-induced hearing loss, oxidative stress, increased cardiovascular effects, endocrine disruption, and an increased risk of developing diabetes.

4. There is also a growing concern that low frequency noise (10–250 Hz) can disrupt sleep, contribute to poorer performance (e.g., poor concentration and attention span), and cause annoyance. The adverse health effects from noise are dependent on several factors, including duration, frequency, and intensity of exposure as well as individual physical and personal characteristics (e.g., age, pre-existing medical conditions, and intake of medications that are ototoxic).

5. Children, elderly, and hearing impaired individuals may be more susceptible to the adverse effects associated with this environmental noise exposure. Compressor stations are permanent fixtures in communities where the production is active, and noise resulting from such facilities will continue to have an impact on the people for decades to come.

After having raised the issue of NOISE POLLUTION with the CNG filling station, the Gurgaon Municipal Corporation, Essar India, etc. this is an effort to check the ever increasing nuisance that these stations are creating for the residents of Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities at the moment.

The petition is to discourage setting up of CNG stations in RESIDENTIAL AREAS, in the interest of public health.

 

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