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Pollution Patrol shows no decrease in the level of pollution in SIPCOT

Cuddalore, 13 January, 2006: While the authorities continue to claim that the situation in SIPCOT has improved tremendously and that they are keeping a close watch on pollution, the pollution patrols conducted by SACEM monitors have a different story to tell. On 11 January 2006, the SACEM monitors conducted a pollution patrol in SIPCOT Cuddalore, to assess the conditions in the area.

Here is their report:

Date: 11 January 2006
Time: 6:50 pm to 8:45 pm

S No.

Name of the unit

Time

Wind Direction

Wind speed

Type of odour

Rank

Health effects

Other comments

1.

Arkema Peroxides

6:50 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

Sour gravy

3

Suffocation

NA

2.

Pandian Chemicals

7:00 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

Explosives, gunpowder

2

Eye burning

NA

3.

Pioneer Miyagi Chemicals

7:10 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

Dead body burning

4

Breathing trouble

NA

4.

SPIC Pharma

7:20 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

Public toilet

5

Headache

NA

5.

Tantech Agro Chemicals

7:25 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

Mosquito coil

5

Eye burning

NA

6.

Asian Paints

7:30 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

Sapotta fruit

2

Induced hunger

NA

7.

Aurobindo Pharma

7:35 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

Smell of boiled oil

3

Headache

NA

8.

Loyal Super Fabrics

7:40 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

None

NA

NA

Both chimneys were emitting thick smoke

9.

CUSECS 5

7:45 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

Rotten eggs

6

Suffocation

NA

10.

Shasun Drugs and Chemicals

7:55 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

Roasted sugar

4

Headache

NA

11.

Vanavil Dyes

8:05 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

None

NA

NA

NA

12.

TANFAC

8:15 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

Acid

6

Skin burning sensation

Both chimneys were found emitting thick dark smoke

13.

CUSECS 6

8:25 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

Public Toilet

7

Vomiting sensation

NA

14.

Victory Chemicals

8:30 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

Sulphur

5

Eye irritation and burning

NA

15.

Tagros Chemicals

8:40 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

Pesticides

7

Eye irritation

NA

16.

Pondicherry Alum

8:45 pm

North West to South East

Gentle

Acid

4

Skin itching

NA

   
   
   
   
   
   
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