Sipcot Area - Community Environmental Monitors

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

 

 

 

Three SIPCOT units in violation of Supreme Court Order
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