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Noxious emissions from Tantech leaves a SACEM monitor unconscious Cuddalore, 23 April, 2006: T. Arulselvam of SACEM fainted after inhaling noxious fumes from Tantech while he was on a pollution patrol of SIPCOT area along with other SACEM members. The incident occurred around 5:40 pm today. The monitors reported a strong mosquito coil odour from the unit which was ranked at 7. Arul was given first aid by the other monitors and his condition is better now. This is not the first time that the residents of SIPCOT have been injured due to pollution, there have been numerous incidents of air pollution related injuries in the past including a few where school children from Eachangadu and bus commuters on the Cuddalore – Chidambaram highway were injured.

Read the pollution patrol report here:

Date: 23 April 2006

Time 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm

 

S No.

Name of the unit

Time

Wind Direction

Type of odour

Rank

Health effects

Other comments

1.

Arkema Peroxides

5:15 pm

East to West

Neem Cake

4

Headache

 NA

2.

Pandian Chemicals

 5:20 pm

East to West

Sulfur

2

Eye burning

NA

3.

Pioneer Miyagi Chemicals

5:25 pm

East to West

Rotten dead body

4

Headache and giddiness

NA

4.

SPIC Pharma

5:35 pm

East to West

Public toilet

3

Giddiness and vomiting sensation

NA

5.

Tantech Agro Chemicals

5:40 pm

East to West

Mosquito coil

7

Suffocation, giddiness and headache

One monitor fainted due to the chemical odour

6.

Asian Paints

5:45 pm

East to West

Faint Spotta odour

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NA

NA

7.

Loyal Super Fabrics

5:55 pm

East to West

None

NA

NA

NA

8.

CUSECS 5

6:00 pm

East to West

Rotten cabbage

4

Headache and vomiting sensation

NA

9.

Shasun Drugs and Chemicals

6:10 pm

East to West

Pesticides

3

Headache

NA

11.

TANFAC

6:20 pm                  

East to West

NA

NA

NA

NA

12.

Victory Chemicals

6:30 pm

East to West

Sulphur

3

Eye irritation and burning

NA

13.

CUSECS 6

6:35 pm

East to West

Rotten dead body

5

Giddiness

NA

14.

Tagros Chemicals

6:55 pm

East to West

Pesticides

4

Headache

NA

15.

Pondicherry Alum

7:00 pm

East to West

Acid

3

Ski itching

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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