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The News Minute | March 27, 2015 | 10:40 am IST Commencement of research work over the proposed India-based Neutrino Observatory at Theni is to be halted until an environmental clearance is received from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. The order passed by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court said the same after a PIL was filed by MDMK leader Vaiko, reported The New Indian Express. According to the order, secretaries of the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Ministry of Science and Technology , the chairman of Atomic Energy Commission and Institute of Mathematical Science were told to stop all research activities. Earlier an RTI filed by environmental organisation Poovulagin Nanbargal had revealed that Environment Impact Assessment(EIA) had been done by an centre, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) , which was not accredited as an EIA consultant by the National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET) and Quality Council of India (QCI) However, SACON, had later said that its report only covered the ecological-biological aspects of the project, reported The Hindu. Read -  The never-ending Neutrino project debate Tweet Follow @thenewsminute

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