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Industries continue to poison Cuddalore

Cuddalore, 14 May 2006: A new pollution patrol conducted by the SACEM monitors has once again indicated that the industries in Cuddalore are openly dumping hazardous wastes in the air. The patrol conducted in the night between 8:15 pm and 9:30 pm showed that the average odour level in the SIPCOT complex ranged from 3 to 6 on a scale of 10 and in some of the units were completely covered by the smoke. SACEM has reported such incidents to the TNPCB in the past too but no action has been taken so far. Even the much hyped Local Area Environment Committee and Supreme Court Monitoring Committee has failed to curb pollution in the area.

 

Read the complete pollution patrol report here:

 

Date: 14 May 2006

Time: 8:15 pm

S No.

Name of the unit

Time

Wind Direction

Type of odour

Rank

Health effects

Other comments

1.

Arkema Peroxides

8:15 pm

South to North

Burnt neem cake

6

Headache and vomiting sensation

 NA

2.

Pandian Chemicals

8:20 pm

South to North

Sulphur

3

Eye burning

NA

3.

Pioneer Miyagi Chemicals

8:25 pm

South to North

Rotten dead body

4

Headache and vomiting sensation

Both chimneys emitting black smoke

4.

SPIC Pharma

8:35 pm

South to North

Public toilet

4

Vomiting and giddiness

NA

5.

Tantech Agro Chemicals

8:40 pm

South to North

Mosquito coil

4

Giddiness

NA

6.

Asian Paints

8:45 pm

South to North

Sapotta

3

Induced hunger

NA

7.

CUSECS 5

8:55 pm

South to North

Rotten cabbage

6

Headache and vomiting

NA

8.

Loyal Super Fabrics

9:00 pm

South to North

None

NA

NA

Both chimneys were emitting thick smoke

9.

Shasun Drugs and Chemicals

9:05 pm

South to North

Pesticides

5

Headache and eye burning

Both chimneys emitting thick black smoke

10.

TANFAC

9:10 pm

South to North

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--

Both chimneys emitting black smoke

11.

Pondicherry Alum

9:15 pm

South to North

Acid

4

Eye burning and skin itching

Thick black smoke from the chimney of the unit was noticed

12.

Tagros Chemicals

9:20 pm

South to North

Pesticides

6

Headache

Black smoke had covered the entire unit like a cloud

13.

Victory Chemicals

9:25 pm

South to North

Sulphur

3

Eye burning

NA

14.

CUSECS 6

9:30 pm

South to North

Rotten dead body

6

Headache and giddiness

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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