Sipcot Area - Community Environmental Monitors

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Noxious emissions from Tantech leaves a SACEM monitor unconscious
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