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SIPCOT air continues to be a cocktail of chemical odours reports SACEM pollution patrol

Cuddalore July 15, 2005: SACEM monitors conducted several pollution patrols from the evening of 5th to 10th of July and documented a series of chemical odours, intensity of which ranked from 2 to 8. The various chemical odours documented were of sapotta, roasted powder, hospital, and rotten smell.

The patrol conducted in SIPCOT area were also to document the existing pollution in the area, despite the fact that the SCMC had ordered the TNPCB and industries to initiate the process of cleaning up the SIPCOT air and bring down the levels of VOCs in September 2004. The deadline for implementing the SCMC recommendation expired on June 30, 2005.

SACEM has already established that the chemical odours in the air also indicate the presence of VOCs in the air. The bucket samples taken during similar chemicals odours proved the presence of VOCs in the extremely high levels in the air.

So far SACEM has identified the presence of 24 chemicals in the air through a series of bucket sampling exercises.

 

Also read Air Quality Reports of SACEM…

 

Pollution Patrol Report

Date: 05.07.2005
Time: 6:15 pm to 7:35 pm

Company

Time

Wind direction

Chemical odour

Rank

Health effects

Location of monitors

Other comments

Arkema Peroxides and Bayer

6:15 pm

South East to North West

No Smell

--

--

North side of Bayer

--

Pioneer Miyagi Ltd.

6:25 pm

South East to North West

No Smell

--

--

East Coast Road

--

SPIC

6:30 pm

South East to North West

ETP Smell and Rotten Smell

5

Stomach rumbling and breathing trouble

Eachangadu village

--

Asian Paints

6:35 pm

South East to North West

Chikoo Smell

3

--

Riverside service road

Steam sound noticed from the unit

CUSECS 5

6:40 pm

South East to North West

Mixed smell

5

Suffocation and headache

Near CUSECS 5

--

Aurobindo Pharma

6:40 pm

South East to North West

Unidentified smell

2

--

4th Service Road

--

Shasun Drugs and Chemicals Ltd.

6:40 pm

South East to North West

Acid and toilet smell

7

Suffocation and headache

Kudikadu Road

Motor sound and steam sound

Guru Enterprises

6:50 pm

South East to North West

Acetic acid smell

7

Breathing problems

East Coast Road

--

TANFAC

6:55 pm

South East to North West

Powder mixed acid smell

3

--

3rd service road

--

Victory Chemicals

7:00 pm

South East to North West

Spices smell

8

Eye burning and suffocation

Near the industry riverside

--

Tagros

7:10 pm

South East to North West

Unidentified smell

4

--

1st service road

Steam sound and white smoke noticed from the chimney

Tantech Agro Chemicals

7:35 pm

South East to North West

Smoke mixed acid smell

4

Eye burning sensation

5th service road

--

Pollution Patrol Report

Date: 06.07.2005
Time: 5:20 pm to 7:30 pm

Company

Time

Wind direction

Chemical odour

Rank

Health effects

Location of monitors

Other comments

Pioneer Miyagi Ltd.

5:20 pm

South East to North West

Roasted powder smell

2

--

East coast road

--

SPIC

5:30 pm

South East to North West

Rotten material smell and penicillin and glucose smell

5

Stomach rumbling and vomiting sensation

East Coast Road

--

Tantech Agro Chemicals

5:35 pm

South East to North West

Acid mixed smell

7

Eye burning, suffocation and throat burning

5th cross road

High white smoke

Asian Paints

5:40 pm

South East to North West

Chikoo Smell

4

Headache

Service road

--

Aurobindo Pharma

5:50 pm

South East to North West

--

--

--

4th cross road

--

CUSECS 5

5:55 pm

South East to North West

Rotten mixed smell

7

--

Close to CUSECS no 5

--

Shasun Drugs and Chemicals Ltd.

6:00 pm

South East to North West

Spirit and toilet smell

6

Stomach rumbling and headache

Service road

--

Vanavil

6:05 pm

South East to North West

--

--

--

East Coast Road

--

TANFAC

6:15 pm

South East to North West

Powder mixed acid smell and DDHF smell

8

Suffocating, eye burning and throat burning

Service road

Light smoke

Victory Chemicals

6:20 pm

South East to North West

Unidentified smell

4

Eye burning and suffocation

Service road

--

Tagros

6:30 pm

South East to North West

Hospital smell

4

--

Service road

Steam releasing sound

Arkema Peroxide

7:30 pm

South East to North West

Neem cake smell

5

Headache

East coast road

--

Note: Incoming effluent water to CUSECS from Loyal Super Fabrics was of the colour of red mud.

Pollution Patrol Report

Date: 07.07.2005
Time: 5:20 pm to 7:30 pm

Company

Time

Wind direction

Chemical odour

Rank

Health effects

Location of monitors

Other comments

Arkema Peroxides

5:30 pm

South East to North West

Neem Cake

5

Headache

East Coast Road

--

Pioneer Miyagi Chemicals

5:45 pm

South East to North West

Dead body odour

3

Throat irritation

East Coast Road

--

SPIC Pharma

6:00 pm

South East to North West

Rotten things and Chocolate odour

4

Stomach rumbling

East Coast Road

--

Tantech Agro Chemicals

6:10 pm

South East to North West

Washing soap odour

6

Eye burning and throat irritation

5th Cross Road

White smoke noticed from the chimney

Asian Paints

6:15 pm

South East to North West

Sapotta odour

2

--

Company service road

--

Aurobindo Pharma

6:20

South East to North West

--

--

--

4th cross road

--

CUSECS 5

6:25 pm

South East to North West

Rotten mixed odour

5

Stomach rumbling and headache

Service road

--

Shasun Drugs and Chemicals Ltd.

6:30 pm

South East to North West

Spirit smell and toilet odour

3

Headache

Kudikadu road

--

Vanavil Dyes

6:35 pm

South East to North West

--

--

--

East Coast road

--

TANFAC

6:40 pm

South East to North West

Sulphur and acid mixed powder odour

5

Eye burning, suffocation and throat irritation

3rd cross road

--

Victory Chemicals

6:45 pm

South East to North West

Unidentified odour

4

Eye burning and throat irritation

Industry service road

--

Tagros Chemicals

7:00 pm

South East to North West

Spirit mixed odour and hospital like odour

3

Causing hunger like sensations

1st cross road

--

 

Pollution Patrol Report

Date: 08.07.2005
Time:5:50 pm to 7:15 pm

Company

Time

Wind direction

Chemical odour

Rank

Health effects

Location of monitors

Other comments

Arkema Peroxides

5:50 pm

South East to North West

Neem Cake

3

Headache

East Coast Road, opposite side of the company

--

Pioneer Miyagi Chemicals

6:00 pm

South East to North West

Rotten eggs odour

3

Giddiness

East Coast Road, opposite side of the company

--

SPIC

6:10 pm

South East to North West

Fire and toilet odour

8

Giddiness

Eachangadu Road

--

Tantech Agro Chemicals

6:20 pm

South East to North West

Mosquito coil odour

8

Giddiness

Service road

--

Asian Paints

6:25 pm

South East to North West

Sapotta odour

4

Throat irritation

SIPCOT Canteen

--

Loyal Super Fabrics

6:35 pm

South East to North West

Acid odour

5

Eye burning

--

--

CUSECS 5

6:40 pm

South East to North West

Rotten eggs odour

5

Headache

SIPCOT canteen

--

Shasun Drugs and Chemicals

6:50 pm

South East to North West

Pesticide odour

4

Giddiness and headache

--

--

TANFAC

6:55 pm

South East to North West

Acid odour

4

Eye burning

Service road

--

Aurobindo Pharma

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Tagros Chemicals

7:00 pm

South East to North West

Pesticide odour

6

Eye burning

Service road

--

Victory Chemicals

7:10 pm

South East to North West

--

--

--

Thaikal Thonithurai

--

CUSECS 6

7:15 pm

South East to North West

Dead body odour

6

Headache

Victory road

--

 

Pollution Patrol Report

Date:09.07.2005
Time: 5:20 pm to 7:00 pm

Company

Time

Wind direction

Chemical odour

Rank

Health effects

Location of monitors

Other comments

Arkema Peroxides

5:20 pm

South East to North West

Neem Cake

4

Headache

East Coast Road, opposite side of the company

--

Pioneer Miyagi Chemicals

5:30 pm

South East to North West

Rotten eggs odour

4

Giddiness

East Coast Road, opposite side of the company

--

SPIC

5:40 pm

South East to North West

Fire and toilet odour

8

Giddiness

Eachangadu Road

--

Tantech Agro Chemicals

5:50 pm

South East to North West

Mosquito coil odour

6

Giddiness

Service road

--

Asian Paints

6:00 pm

South East to North West

Sapotta odour

4

Throat irritation

SIPCOT Canteen

--

Loyal Super Fabrics

6:10 pm

South East to North West

Acid odour

4

Eye burning

--

Black smoke form the factory

CUSECS 5

6:15 pm

South East to North West

Rotten eggs odour

4

Headache

SIPCOT canteen

--

Shasun Drugs and Chemicals

6:20 pm

South East to North West

Pesticide odour

5

Giddiness and headache

--

--

TANFAC

6:35pm

South East to North West

Sulphur odour

4

Eye burning

3rd Service road

--

Aurobindo Pharma

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

Tagros Chemicals

6:45 pm

South East to North West

Pesticide odour

5

Eye burning

1st Service road

--

Victory Chemicals

6:55 pm

South East to North West

Sulphur odour

3

Eye burning

Thaikal Thonithurai

--

CUSECS 6

7:00 pm

South East to North West

Rotten body odour

7

Headache

Victory Chemical road

--

 

Pollution Patrol Report

Date: 10.07.2005
Time: 6:10 pm to 7:45 pm

Company

Time

Wind direction

Chemical odour

Rank

Health effects

Location of monitors

Other comments

Pioneer Miyagi Chemicals

6:10 pm

South East to North West

Dead body odour

5

Throat irritation

East Coast Road, opposite side of the company

--

SPIC

6:20 pm

South East to North West

Sewer mixed rotten odour

5

Headache

East Coast Road

--

Tantech Agro Chemicals

6:20 pm

South East to North West

Acid mixed and washing soap odour

7

Headache and throat irritation

5th cross road

--

Asian Paints

6:35 pm

South East to North West

Sapotta odour

4

--

Near industry service road

--

Aurobindo Pharma

6:40 pm

--

--

--

--

--

--

CUSECS 5

6:45 pm

South East to North West

Sewer mixed rotten odour

5

Headache and stomach rumbling

Service road

--

Loyal Super Fabrics

6:45 pm

South East to North West

Dyeing powder odour

2

--

Kudikadu colony

--

Shasun Drugs and Chemicals

6:50 pm

South East to North West

Spirit odour

6

Stomach rumbling and vomiting

Kudikadu village

--

Vanavil Dyes

6:55 pm

South East to North West

--

--

--

East Coast road

--

TANFAC

7:00 pm

South East to North West

Acid mixed powder odour

4

Throat burning

3rd Service road

--

CUSECS 6

7:10 pm

South East to North West

Rotten odour

6

Stomach rumbling

Victory Chemical road

--

Victory Chemicals

7:10 pm

South East to North West

Sulphur odour

5

Eye irritation and throat irritation

Service road opposite to the compound

--

Tagros Chemicals

7:15 pm

South East to North West

Spent odour

4

Suffocation and stomach rumbling

1st Service road

--

Arkema Peroxides

7:45 pm

South East to North West

--

--

--

East Coast Road, opposite side of the company

--

   
   
   
   
   
   
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