Sipcot Area - Community Environmental Monitors

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

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