Sipcot Area - Community Environmental Monitors

Environmentalists urge MoEF not to grant nod for PVC paste resin plant in Cuddalore SIPCOT

A committee should also be formed to inspect the project site and conduct a comprehensive study to assess the cumulative, social and environmental impacts Environmentalists and Citizen’s collective have urged the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) not to grant approval to the Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Paste Resin Plant of 70,000 TPA by […]

Environmentalists allege discharge of toxic waste into stormwater drain in Cuddalore SIPCOT

The direct discharge of untreated toxic sludge into a stormwater drain in Echangadu located in the Cuddalore SIPCOT industrial estate that empties into the Uppanar River, has kicked up a controversy with local residents and environmentalists expressing serious concern over the continuing pollution levels and water quality. Residents of Echangadu said that they noticed the […]

Black oily film floats along with storm water- illegal effluent discharge from SIPCOT industries?

Cuddalore 2 December 2020: Cuddalore had heavy spell of rains during and post Nivar cyclone. Rains are either boon or bane in several ways to the public but to industries rains seem an opportunity to discharge effluents illegally. SIPCOT area community environmental monitors suspect mixing of unsafely stored chemicals or wastes with storm water and […]

Cuddalore experience shows TN govt ill-prepared to handle Cyclone Nivar

Cuddalore, a frequent victim of cyclones, could be a case study to help government assess disaster mitigation measures that have worked and that have not Even as it gears up to face Cyclone Nivar, it may be time the Tamil Nadu government assesses its disaster management strategies, to fix recurring errors and strengthen preparedness. A […]

Opposition to textile park in Periyapattu gains momentum, work on laying pipelines halted

Environmentalists say the park will lead to severe pollution, affecting the livelihoods of farmers and fishermen in villages near the site Opposition to the South Indian Mills Association’s (SIMA) plan to set up a textile processing park in Periyapattu in the district, is gaining momentum with the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (TWAD) […]

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