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While the area in Syadanahalli (Mysuru) where 14-year-old Harshal died due to burn injuries following alleged dumping of chemical waste has been cordoned off, the district administration said the test results of samples from the spot will be available by this weekend.
For the past two days, technical advisory committee chairman Jayaprakash, along with members - CFTRI's department of plant cell biotechnology principal scientist Sandeep N Mudaliar, SJCE's environment department's Prof B Manojkumar, SJCE's civil department Prof S K Prasad, officers of KSPCB, department of mines and geology, department of factories, tahsildar Ramesh Babu, police and industrial association secretary -- have conducted a series of soil investigations.As per the preliminary investigation, Jayaprakash said when the surface was disturbed, hot fumes were seen. They collected soil samples and had sent them for chemical analysis to the KSPCB laboratories in Mysuru and Bengaluru and to a private lab, Ganesh Consultancy Laboratory, in Mysuru. The analysis report will be available within five days.

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