Sipcot Area - Community Environmental Monitors

Pollution Patrol 3: Pollution levels extremely high

Cuddalore, 3 August 2006: Third pollution patrol was conducted before the TNPCB – SAECM joint patrolling and the observations showed that the pollution levels were extremely high in SIPCOT. The odour levels from some units were recorded at 8 on a scale of 10.

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Date: 03 August 2006
Time: 4:50 pm to 7:30 pm

S No. Name of the company Time Wind Direction Location of the monitors Odour Rank Health effects Other observations
1. Arkema Peroxides 4:50 pm SW to NE ECR road
2. Pandian Chemicals 4:55 pm SW to NE ECR road
3. Pioneer Miyagi Chemicals 5:00 pm SW to NE ECR road
4. SPIC Pharma 5:05 pm SW to NE Eachangadu road Public toilet 6 Headache, vomiting and throat irritation
5. Tantech Agro Chemicals 5:10 pm SW to NE 5 cross road Sour and acid like odour 8 Headache, stomach rumbling, giddiness and eye burning 4 acid tankers were parked outside the factory gate
6. Asian Paints 5:15 pm SW to NE Service road on the backside of company Sapotta odour 5 Noise of steam emission noticed from the unit
7. GSR 5:16 pm SW to NE Near the main gate of the unit Company is not working
8. CUSECS 5 5:20 pm SW to NE 4th cross roas Bad odour (smell unidentified0 3
9. Loyal Super Fabrics 5:25 pm SW to NE Kudikadu village Company not working
10. Shasun Chemicals 5:30 pm SW to NE Kudikadu village road Paint and acid smell 5 Eye burning
11. Aurobindo Chemicals 5:35 pm SW to NE 4th cross road Acid 4 Headache
12. Tagros Chemicals 7:15 pm SW to NE 1st cross road Acid and toilet odour 8 Suffocation, stomach rumbling, headache and throat irritation
13. Victory Chemicals 7:20 pm SW to NE Main gate of the unit
14. CUSECS 6 7:22 pm SW to NE Near the CUSECS sump bad odour (unidentified) 5
15. TANFAC 7:30 pm SW to NE 3rd cross road Acid 4 Headache

Pollution Patrol 3: Pollution levels extremely high
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