23 March 2005:

Effluent leak from CUSECS pipeline in SIPCOT
SACEM noticed and reported another incident of effluent leak in the pipeline that carries the effluents to CUSECS pump 2. The effluent overflow was noticed at about 10:20 am on Monday, March 21, 2005, near Periya Karaikadu. According to the monitors, the effluent was black in colour and had a rotten egg smell.

The Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board took immediate action based on the complaint by SACEM, and supervised the clean-up of the effluents, and rectification of the leak.

This is the second incident in the last two months of effluent leak.

Read about the previous incident of effluent leak