Fish kill from Uppanar reported

Cuddalore, Sept 14, 2005: SIPOCT Area Community Environmental Monitors have reported two incidents of effluent discharge and fish kill in the river Uppanar. The first incident occurred on 21 August 2005 at about 3 am in the morning. The second incident was reported on 7 September 2005 at about 3 pm. The fisher folks also reported itching sensation when in contact with the water. The effluent was discharged in the backside of Arkema Peroxides. There was no change in the colour or the odour of the water but monitors reported a thin oily layer on the water. A complaint about these two incidents has been made to the District Environment Engineer, TNPCB.