Heavy metal intrusion into soil and water near a textile mill

The textile mill, run by the Assam Polyster Co-operative Society Limited (APOL) is situated at Rangia, Kamrup district of Assam and has an installed capacity of 8000 m cloth production per day from viscose, polyester and acrylic fibers. The mill releases its effluents into the agricultural land in the western side of the mill. This study has been undertaken to assess the impact of the textile mill on soil and heavy metals and of drinking water in the close vicinity of the mill.