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About G.E.P.I.L.

GEPIL- An Introduction

Gujarat Enviro Protection and Infrastructure Limited (GEPIL) is in the business of developing an Integrated Common Environmental Infrastructure Projects on Built- Own and Operate basis, in India. The company is promoted by “Luthra Group”- industrial group since 1963, having its primary interests in the field of Textile Processing, Environment and Real Estates.
GEPIL has developed and operating four ICHWTSDF in India. They are

• ICHWTSDF, Alang, Gujarat
• ICHWTSDF, Surat, Gujarat
• ICHWTSDF, Faridabad, Haryana (about 30 km away from New Delhi)
• ICHWTSDF for the UT of D & DNH (about 150 km from Mumbai)

Gujarat Enviro Protection and Infrastructure Ltd (Unit Alang), is operating and maintaining Common Hazardous waste TSDF on behalf of Gujarat Maritime Board, since October’ 2005.The site is constructed and developed by Gujarat Maritime Board, awarded to GEPIL for Operation and Maintenance through competitive Bidding Process in September’ 2005. Total Notified Area is 7 Hectares. The site situated at Alang Ship breaking yard; the largest ship breaking yard in the world, is designed to collect, transport, Receipt, Store, treat and dispose off wide range of hazardous waste. GEPIL (Alang Unit) is also associated with Sweeping, collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of Municipal wastes generated during the ship breaking activities. All the waste generated by the ship breakers at Alang is now managed by GEPIL. Now the majority of wastes at Alang shall be treated and disposed off at GEPIL’s ICHWTSDF, Alang and only incinerate wastes shall be collected and transported to Surat for necessary treatment and disposal. In India, the wastes mentioned in schedule-I and schedule II of Hazardous Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules’ 1989 and as amended in 2000 and 2003 have been categorized as hazardous wastes. GEPIL (Unit Alang) is providing its services to more than 100 industries of region. The facility receives wastes from Ship breaking and Ship recycling industrial sectors. GEPIL’s expertise in Safe Removal and management of Asbestos and PCB bearing wastes from Ship breaking sector. The procedures adopted for the safe removal of asbestos have been recognized by Supreme Court Monitoring Committee on Hazardous wastes management in India, the Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) and other authorities namely the Pollution Control Board (Central & State), the Maritime Board, National Institute of Health & Safety (NIOH) and the French Government.

GEPIL (Unit Alang) components

• Secured Landfill Cells with Leachate sump and Ground Water Monitoring wells
• Cell-1: 43038 m3. (dedicated for Asbestos and glass wool Wastes)
• Cell-2: 10,212. m3 (dedicated for Industrial & Chemical Hazardous Wastes)
• Cell-3: 8723. m3 (dedicated for Municipal Solid Wastes)
• Intermediate Storage & Segregation Facility
• Vehicle Cleaning Facility
• Environmental Laboratory
• Transport Vehicle as per CPCB transport Rules
• Weigh Bridge Facility
• Office Building cum security office
• Computerized Wastes Tracking System
• Incineration Facility (Tie up with TSDF, Surat)
• Green Belt
• Wheel wash facility

The ship breaking units send their hazardous wastes to this facility for necessary treatment and disposal. Following wastes generated during ship breaking are received, stored, transported, treated and disposed off at the facility.

• Paint chips
• Asbestos bearing wastes
• Glass wool
• Thermocol
• Materials Contaminated with oil and chemicals
• Oily sludge
• Waste Oil
• Rubber Gaskets & Isolation Mounting
• PVC & Plastic Waste
• Canvass With Chemical Coating/Chicken Mesh/ Rexin
• Cementing Material & Tile/Solidified Cement
• Other heavy metal bearing wastes
• Contaminated Sand
• Rusted Iron scales
• Cooling Powder
• Ceramic glass

GEPIL follows various treatment and disposal routes depending upon the chemical characteristics of wastes and the disposal criteria fixed by the Central Pollution Control Board of the country. The wastes undergo various combinations of pretreatments, treatments and disposal into secured landfill disposal cells.

• The wastes requiring pretreatments, no treatment and direct disposal
• The wastes requiring direct disposal to secured landfill facility
• The Organic wastes requiring pretreatment, Incineration and disposal of incinerated ash
into secured landfill facility
• The Organic wastes requiring no pretreatment, Incineration and disposal of incinerated ash into secured landfill facility
• The wastes requiring pretreatment, solidification and stabilization and or Encapsulation
followed by disposal of stabilized/encapsulated mass into secured landfill facility
• The wastes requiring no pretreatment, solidification and stabilization and or Encapsulation followed by disposal of stabilized/encapsulated mass into secured landfill facility. The certificate of approval / authorization of GEPIL are attached as follows-