Arkema Peroxides pollution
Cuddalore, 7 March, 2006 -- SACEM monitor S. Pugazhenthi reports that Arkema
Peroxides is routinely discharging toxic effluents illegally into the River
Uppanar. The French multinational has been
responsible for several instances of river pollution in the past, where fisherfolk have reported a black, oily deposit on the
water. According to Pugazhenthi, "There is a black oily foam-like layer characteristic of the
discharge from Arkema. I don't know what time
they let out the water. But I am seeing it regularly these days. When I
take those black bubbles and press them between my fingers, tt leaves a dark black colour
on my hands."
A complaint will be lodged with the Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board today.