A team from the State Pollution Control Board inspected the one-million-tonne per annum steel plant of Jindal Stainless Ltd (JSL) in Jajpur district's Kalinganagar industrial complex, about 120 km from here, in November last year.

The team found the plant was discharging huge quantity of pollutants outside the factory premises.

"The report recently submitted to the government said such a discharge was in gross violation to consent condition," a pollution control board official told a news agency.

On analyzing the discharge's sample, it was found the effluents contained high concentration of phenol and cyanide, hazardous to health and surrounding water bodies, the official said.

JSL, which is one of India's largest domestic stainless steel producers, commissioned the Kalinganagar plant in 2011.

(Agencies)

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