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Three SIPCOT units in violation of Supreme Court Order

 

Cuddalore, 2 May 2006: SACEM monitors today found that three SIPCOT units – Pandian Chemicals, GSR Chemicals and Southern Pigments, were violating the Supreme Court order of displaying the hazardous waste quantity on the factory gate. According to the monitors none of the units have a display board on the gate that explains the quantum and type of hazardous wastes generated by the units. This was discovered while the monitors were conducting a pollution patrol in the SIPCOT complex. This violation has been reported to the Local Area Environment Committee, Supreme Court Monitoring Committee and the TNPCB officials and their response is awaited.

 

Read the complete pollution patrol report here:

 

Date: 2 May 2006

Time: 7:20 pm

 

S No.

Name of the unit

Time

Wind Direction

Type of odour

Rank

Health effects

Other comments

1.

Arkema Peroxides

7:20 pm

East to West

Neem oil boiling

4

Headache and throat irritation

 NA

2.

Pandian Chemicals

7:25 pm

East to West

Burnt sulphur

3

Eye burning

NA

3.

Pioneer Miyagi Chemicals

7:30 pm

East to West

Burnt rotten body

3

Suffocation and stomach rumbling

NA

4.

SPIC Pharma

7:40 pm

East to West

Public toilet

5

Vomiting and giddiness

NA

5.

Tantech Agro Chemicals

7:45 pm

East to West

Mosquito coil

6

Eye burning and suffocation

The enitre unit was covered with a cloud of smoke to the extent that the unit could not be seen

6.

Asian Paints

7:50 pm

East to West

Paint odour

4

Suffocation and nose blocking

NA

7.

Aurobindo Pharma

7:55 pm

East to West

NA

NA

NA

NA

8.

GSR Chemicals

8:00 pm

East to West

Acid odour

4

Headache and eye burning

NA

9.

CUSECS 5

8:05 pm

East to West

Rotten eggs

6

Vomiting, giddiness and stomach rumbling

NA

10.

Loyal Super Fabrics

8:10 pm

East to West

None

NA

NA

Both chimneys were emitting thick smoke and heavy soot deposit was noticed in the nearby areas

11.

Shasun Drugs and Chemicals

8:20 pm

East to West

Rotten eggs

7

Headache and stomach rumbling

The entire unit was covered in smoke

12.

Vanavil Dyes

renamed as CLARNET

8:25 pm

East to West

Chemical solution odour

2

Suffocation

NA

13.

TANFAC

8:30 pm                  

East to West

Burning sulphur and acid odour

6

Headache and suffocation

NA

14.

Pondicherry Alum

8:35 pm

East to West

Acid

4

Eye burning

NA

15.

Tagros Chemicals

8:40 pm

East to West

Pesticides

6

Eye burning, headache and suffocation

NA

16.

Victory Chemicals

8:50 pm

East to West

Sulphur

3

Eye burning

NA

17.

CUSECS 6

8:55 pm

East to West

Rotten eggs

7

Stomach rumbling, vomiting and giddiness

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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