Cuddalore, 1 August 2007: Another leak in the CUSECS pipeline from pump 2 to 3 was reported at about 2 pm yesterday from SIPCOT Cuddalore. The leak was reported from the pipeline 50 meters from the southern boundary near Ustad Biotech at Periyakaraikadu village. The effluents spread over 10 feet in the surrounding area; though the effluent was colourless it had a strong rotten dead body odour ranked above 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. According to the local sources the odour caused nausea and stomach rumbling.
The CUSECS officials intervened upon the knowledge of the leak at about 5 pm and repaired the pipe. Leak in CUSECS pipeline is a common feature, according to the TNPCB officials directions have been given to CUSECS to repair its entire pipe structure.