When local investigators scoured a riverbed in southern Malaysia for clues in a chemical dumping case that hospitalized over one thousand people earlier this year, they found a cocktail of toxins, including a colorless liquid commonly secreted when tires are recycled. Steel wire recovered after the pyrolysis process of used tires is seen at a unit in Jokhabad industrial area in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India That led environment officials and police to a small firm called P Tech Resources involved in pyrolysis – a business of burning old tires to make low-grade oil that industry sources say is also common elsewhere in Southeast Asia, China and India. Police have charged a truck driver and all three of P Tech’s directors for violating a law prohibiting the illegal dumping of waste. The firm’s directors and the […]