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From corroding Delhi metro to causing cancer: Holy Yamuna now a poison filled hazard

May 04, 2015    

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro is falling prey to hazardous emissions from the Yamuna.The toxic gases being emitted by the river are reportedly damaging the air conditioning (AC) system of trains that cross the river daily. As a result, the coaches do not remain cool enough.Gases coming out of Yamuna are mostly ammonia and hydrogen sulphide, which is also called sewage gas. While the latter is responsible for corroding the AC compressors, the former has adverse affects on human health, Avikal Somvanshi, senior researcher (building and habitat) at Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), told Firs...

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