Sipcot Area - Community Environmental Monitors

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 and 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:

 

 

S
No.

 

 

 

 

Name
of the unit

 

 

 

 

Time

 

 

 

 

Wind
Direction

 

 

 

 

Type
of odour

 

 

 

 

Rank

 

 

 

 

Health
effects

 

 

 

 

Other
comments

 

 

 

 

1.

 

 

 

 

Arkema Peroxides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South to North

 

 

 

 

Burnt neem cake

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

Headache and
vomiting sensation

 

 

 

 

 NA

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

Pandian Chemicals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South to North

 

 

 

 

Sulphur

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Eye burning

 

 

 

 

NA

 

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

 

Pioneer Miyagi
Chemicals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South to North

 

 

 

 

Rotten dead body

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Headache and
vomiting sensation

 

 

 

 

Both chimneys
emitting black smoke

 

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

 

SPIC Pharma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South to North

 

 

 

 

Public toilet

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Vomiting and
giddiness

 

 

 

 

NA

 

 

 

 

5.

 

 

 

 

Tantech Agro Chemicals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South to North

 

 

 

 

Mosquito coil

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Giddiness

 

 

 

 

NA

 

 

 

 

6.

 

 

 

 

Asian Paints

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South to North

 

 

 

 

Sapotta

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Induced hunger

 

 

 

 

NA

 

 

 

 

7.

 

 

 

 

CUSECS 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South to North

 

 

 

 

Rotten cabbage

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

Headache and
vomiting

 

 

 

 

NA

 

 

 

 

8.

 

 

 

 

Loyal Super Fabrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South to North

 

 

 

 

None

 

 

 

 

NA

 

 

 

 

NA

 

 

 

 

Both chimneys were
emitting thick smoke

 

 

 

 

9.

 

 

 

 

Shasun Drugs and Chemicals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South to North

 

 

 

 

Pesticides

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

Headache and eye
burning

 

 

 

 

Both chimneys
emitting thick black smoke

 

 

 

 

10.

 

 

 

 

TANFAC

 

 

 

 

9:10 pm

 

 

 

 

South to North

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Industries continue to poison Cuddalore
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