ANI News – Health hazards force state to issue stop notice to ship-breaking unit in Kerala

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23 July 2014 - Kannur, July 23 (ANI): Protests by local villagers against the increasing health hazards and environmental pollution compel authorities in Kannur city of Kerela to issue a stop notice to the ship dismantling factory of the area on Wednesday. After widespread protests by residents of Azhikkal village in the city, the District Collector, P. Balakiran, issued a stop memo to the ship-breaking unit, Steel Industrial Kerala Ltd (SILK). Balakiran said the stop notice was issued because SILK failed to produce valid and legal license for their functioning.