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TNPCB conducts joint patrol with SIPCOT residents to verify their complaints of increased air pollution

Cuddalore, 4 July 2007: A day after receiving several complaints of increased pollution in the SIPCOT area the District Environment Engineer (DEE) of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) conducted a joint pollution patrol with the SIPCOT villagers and SACEM monitors to assess the situation in the industrial complex. The team conducted a pollution patrol in the area from 7 to 9 pm and verified the complaints. According to the residents who accompanied the team the chemical odour from industries like Shasun and Tantech were very high. The DEE later accepted that the odour levels were exceptionally high and promised to look into the matter and take strict action against the violating companies.

Read the pollution patrol report conducted on 2 July 2007 which formed the basis of the complaint to the TNPCB.

Date:
2/07/2007
Time:
8:10 am to 9:17 am

S No.

Name of the company

Time

Wind Direction

Location of the monitors

Odour

Rank

Health effects

Other observations

1.

Arkema Peroxides

8:10 am

South to North

Uppanar Semmankuppam

Neem Cake

3

Headache

--

2.

Pandian Chemicals

8:15 am

South to North

Uppanar Semmankuppam

Sulphur

2

Eye burning

--

3.

CUSECS 2

8:20 am

South to North

Pilukutha Vaikal

-

-

-

-

4.

Pioneer Jellice India Pvt. Ltd,

8:22 am

South to North

Pilukutha Vaikal

--

--

--

--

5.

HEF Chemicals

8:30 am

South to North

ECR road

--

--

--

--

6.

SPIC Pharma

8:35 am

South to North

Eachangadu Road

Public toilet

6

Vomiting and giddiness

--

7.

Tantech Agro Chemicals

8:40 am

South to North

Tantech Main Gate

Mosquito coil

4

Suffocation

--

8.

GSR Chemicals

8:45 am

South to North

Kudikadu Road

Acid smell

3

Eye burning


9.

Loyal Super Fabrics

8:47 am

South to North

Kudikadu village

--

--

--

--

10.

Asian Paints

8:50 am

South to North

Kudikdau road

Sapotta odour

4

Induced hunger

--

11.

Shasun Chemicals

8:52 am

South to North

Kudikadu Road

Pesticide

6

Headache and vomiting

--

12.

TANFAC

9:00 am

South to North

Rasapettai road

--

--

--

--

13.

CUSECS 6

9:05 am

South to North

Thaikal Thonithurai

Rotten dead body

7

Vomiting and giddiness

--

14.

Victory Chemicals

9:05 am

South to North

Thaikal Thonithurai

Sulphur/ Explosive smell

6

Eye burning, suffocation

--

15.

Tagros Chemicals

9:15 am

South to North

Tagros Service road

Pesticide

6

Headache, vomitting

--

16.

Pondicherry Alum

9:17 am

South to North

Tagros SIPCOT cross road

Acid

4

Eye burning


   
   
   
   
   
   
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