A showcase notice could be served to NTPC by the Orissa Government on grounds of a report submitted by the State Pollution Control Board.
The report suggested the collapse of one of the dykes of the ash pond in the 3000 megawatt Kaniha power plant owned by NTPC. The locals are worried about the slurry which could flow in the peripheral areas.
The company officials have reported that leakage is confined to the NTPC compound.
“We had instructed the regional officer of SPCB to rush to the spot to take stock of the situation. The state environment department has asked the SPCB to submit a report on the circumstances leading to the sliding of the ash dyke. After receiving the report, we will serve a showcause notice on NTPC. We want to ensure that such incidents do not recur in the future," said Bhagirathi Behera, director (environment), Orissa government.