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Illegal discharge of effluent reported from SIPCOT area
Cuddalore, September 15, 2017: SACEM monitors have reported illegal effluent discharge from Superchem (formerly known as Tamilnadu Pigments) into the storm water drainage canal in SIPCOT Area. Read more...

Illegal discharge of effluent into the river uppanar, leaves residents worried
Cuddalore, 17 June 2017: Residents of Semmankuppam reported illegal effluent discharge in river Uppanar today. According to the eyewitnessess there was oily yellow colour substance with a strong acid like odour in the river. Read more...

2 Fire Accidents in Shaun; One Worker Dead, Several Injured
Cuddalore, 17 November 2015: A fire accident in the Shahsun Drugs & Chemicals Ltd plant in Cuddalore killed one worker and injured many others. According to the sources, the fire broke out in the Hexane plant of the unit at about 12.10 am due to short circuit during the operations. Read more...

SIPCOT Units Continue to use Stormwater Drains to Discharge Effluents
Cuddalore, 6 August 2015: Despite repeated complaints and several documented proof of contamination of storm water drains, TNPCB has failed to stop industries from discharging effluents in them. Read more...

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Mettur Resident Dies in a Road Accident after Collision with Chemplast Coal Truck
Mettur, 3 June 2015: A Mettur resident died in a road accident after colliding with a truck carrying coal for Chemplast Thermal Plant. Read more...

NCPCR Panel Assures Action for 2004 Gas-Leak Affected Child
October 18, 2012, Mettur : The members of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) have assured immediate action on the grant of relief to the child victim, M. Samivelu, of 2004 chlorine gas leak from Chemplast Sanmar plant in Mettur. Read more...

Chemplast Wall Collapses in Rains; About 100 People Affected
Mettur, 15 October, 2012 -- Heavy rains lashed Mettur last night causing a compound wall at Chemplast's Plant II to collapse. The debris that blocked a natural drainage stream flowing through the company's premises sent the floodwaters rushing into the Jeeva Nagar residential area. Read more...

Gas Leak at Chemplast: 16 Hospitalised
Mettur, 14 October, 2012 -- A gas leak from Chemplast's Plant III that lasted from 5.30 to 6.15 p.m. on October 13, 2012, sent more than 16 people, including 7 children aged 5 to 17, to the hospital. Read more...

Third Peace Committee Meeting with Chemplast Disappoints; No Water Deal Strutck
Mettur, 12 October 2012: The Gonur Panchayat President and the Nangavalli Panchayat Union Chairman met with representatives from Chemplast Sanmar Pvt. Ltd. on 12th October for a third peace committee meeting at the Salem District Collector's Office. Read more...

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Illegal construction begins at a toxic waste landfill site
Gummidipoondi, 9 January, 2006 -- In total violation of siting guidelines, local Government laws and the concerns of local residents, Tamilnadu Waste Management Ltd, a subsidiary of Hyderabad-based waste company Ramky Associates, has erected an electric fence around its site, and commenced excavation works. Local reports indicate that the company has the full backing of the Tamilnadu Government and the Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board in violating established laws and norms. Read more...

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Coal Conveyor route surveyed with Police Intimidation
Cheyyur, 22 May, 2014: Nearly a hundred policemen were deployed today to prevent villagers from Vilambur and Panaiyur from blocking the survey of their orchards and homesteads to make way for a coal conveyor corridor linking the proposed coal jetty in Panaiyur village to the controversial 4000 MW ultra mega power plant in Cheyyur. Read more...

Ramnad CRZ Public Hearing Cancelled: Fisherfolk demand documents in Tamil
Chennai, 21 November 2013: After the last-minute cancellation of CRZ public hearing in Chennai on 18 November, fisherfolk in Ramanathapuram district today forced the District Collector to postpone the public hearing for that district until all relevant documents are made available to them in Tamil. Read more...

Sterlite Copper Closed
30 March, 2013 -- The Tamil Nadu Government has relented to public pressure and shut down Sterlite Industries' copper complex today. According to a worker, officials from 10 government departments arrived by the vanload in the plant last night at 8 p.m. Read more...

Thoothukudi Gears up For Major Showdown with Sterlite
Thoothukudi, 27 March, 2013 -- Residents of the coastal Tamilnadu town of Thoothukudi are gearing up for a major showdown with Sterlite on 28 March, less than a week after a massive gas leak injured hundreds of people for kilometres around the company's controversial copper smelter. Read more...

Sterlite Thoothukudy worker succumbs to gas leak, residents demand plant closure
Thoothukudy, March 25, 2013: One worker, reportedly a 35-year old man from Bihar, succumbs to effects of gas exposure following a poisonous gas leak from front of the Sterlite Copper Smelter on 23rd March 2013. Read more...

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Groundtruths: Status of Hazardous Wastes and Pollution in SIPCOT Chemical Estate, Cuddalore

KILLER TSUNAMI'S IMPACT ON SIPCOT INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

  1. The river water has washed out the toxic sludge from behind the SPIC factory, although the landfill seemed untouched.
  2. Water had entered CUSECS 6 near Victory Chemicals, which is located virtually on the banks of the River Uppanar, in flagrant violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone notification. It may be pointed out at this point that the Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board has chosen to ignore, even sought to regularize, this violation despite repeated reminders about this infraction. The extent of damage sustained at this pump house is not known.
  3. The mountain of toxic wastes stored behind Victory Chemicals towers above the flimsy compound wall abutting the river. Much of this waste has been washed out into the river.
  4. The condition of the marine effluent outfall is not known, but given the force of the wave and the currents generated on 26 December, it is important to assess the condition of the effluent outfall.(Link to the letter sent to the SCMC and PCB about the effects of Tsunami on SIPCOT)

Anjalai, wife of late R. Radhakrishnan who died in a factory accident, gets her monthly pension from the month of December 2004: (details of the case)

   
   
   
   
   
   
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