Sipcot Area - Community Environmental Monitors

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

 

 

 

 

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