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SACEM monitors conduct pollution patrol, report no change in level of pollution

Cuddalore, 18 February 2006: Pollution patrol conducted by the SACEM monitors once again highlights that no change has taken place in the levels of pollution in the SIPCOT area. The patrol that was conducted on 18 February 2006 indicates at the presence of toxic chemical odours in the air. The levels of the odour varied from rank 4 to 5 on the scale of 10. According to the SACEM monitors the odours increase by the evening and it the worst between 10 pm and 5 am.

Pollution Patrol Report
Date: 18.02.2006
Time: 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Company

Time

Wind direction

Chemical odour

Rank

Health effects

Location of monitors

Other comments

Arkema Peroxides and Bayer

12:45 pm

East to West

No odour

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Cuddalore Chidambaram road

--

Pandian Chemicals

12:50 pm

East to West

No Odour

--

--

Cuddalore Chidambaram road

Chimney of the factory was emitting black smoke

Pioneer Miyagi Ltd.

12:55 pm

East to West

Rotten Dead body odour

5

Headache and giddiness

Cuddalore Chidambaram Road

Chimney was emitting dark smoke

SPIC

1:05 pm

East to West

Toilet smell

4

Suffocat

Eachangadu village service road

--

Tantech Agro Chemicals

1:15 pm

East to West

Mosquito coil smell

5

Mild giddiness

SIPCOT service road

--

Asian Paints

1:20 pm

East to West

Sapotta smell

4

Hungry, stomach rumbling

Service road behind Asian Paints before GSR Chemicals

--

GSR Chemicals

1:25 pm

East to West

Acid odour

5

Eye burning

Service road outside the unit

--

CUSECS 5

1:25 pm

East to West

Rotten cabbage smell, public toilet odour

5

Stomach rumbling

Service road outside CUSECS

--

Shasun Drugs and Chemicals Ltd.

1;30 pm

East to West

Pesticides odour

5

Suffocation

Near the SIPCOT hospital

Both the chimneys emitting dark smoke

TANFAC

 

1:32 pm

East to West

Sulphur odour

4

Eye burning

TANFAC Cross road

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Pondicherry Alum

1:35 pm

East to West

Aid odour

4

Skin burning sensation

Cuddalore Chidambaram main road

Both chimneys were emitting balck smoke

Tagros

1:37 pm

East to West

Nail Paint odour

5

Headache

Cuddalore Chidambaram main road

Lot of white smoke from the factory.

Victory Chemicals

1:40 pm

East to West

Sulphur odour

3

Eye burning

Opposite the entrance of the unit

Lot of white smoke was noticed from the unit.

CUSECS 6

1:45 pm

East to West

Public toilet and rotten dead body

5

Stomach rumbling

Tanfac cross road

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