Cuddalore, February 25, 2008 — At 3 p.m. on 24 February, and 4 a.m. on 25 February, SACEM recorded incidents of serious air pollution by Shasun Chemicals. SACEM observers photographed black smoke emanating from Shasun, accompanied by an intense smell of pesticides in the air. Early on 25 February, SACEM monitors also observed black smoke from Tantech and SPIC.
A complaint has been registered with the Chairman and District Engineer of the Pollution Control Board. A copy of the complaint has also been sent to the District Collector of Cuddalore.