Updates Toxic gas leak from a foundation of a new building at SIPCOT Cuddalore

Cuddalore, 9 February 2006: A contract worker from Pachyankuppam, Cuddalore, recently lost consciousness after inhaling toxic gases emanating from the ground where the foundation for a new building was being dug. The site of the new building is alongside GSR chemicals in Kudikadu Panchayat.According to local reports GSR Chemicals is disposing its toxic effluents by injecting them into the ground. SIPCOT Area Community Environmental Monitors report that the company does not have a connection to CUSECS, the combined effluent discharge company.

SACEM has also filed a complaint regarding this matter and has asked for complete investigation.