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Pollution Patrol shows no change in the pollution levels of SIPCOT; SACEM demands a TNPCB office to be set up in the complex

Cuddalore, 29 March 2006: One week after the visit of the senior officials of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, the situation in SIPCOT Cuddalore has gone back to where it was before. The latest pollution patrol indicates high level of odour emissions from the unit, something that was reported to be low during the time the official visited the area ten days ago.

 

SACEM observes this as a regular trend in the area that the units are informed in advance of the visits of the TNPCB so that they can get their act together. Since the surprise visits of TNPCB officials to the complex are not yielding desired results, SACEM demands a 24-hour TNPCB office in SIPCOT complex to check the situation.

 

Read the Report here:

 

Pollution Patrol Report

Date: 29 March 2006

Time: 2:20 pm

 

S No.

Name of the Unit

Time

Wind direction

Odour

Rank

Health effects

Other Observations

1.

Arkema Peroxides

2:20 pm

E to W

None

--

--

--

2.

Pandian Chemicals

2:25 pm

E to W

None

--

--

--

3.

Pioneer Miyagi

2:26 pm

E to W

Dead body and roasted powder

4

Vomiting  sensation

--

4.

SPIC Pharma

2:30 pm

E to W

Mixed acid odour

6

Vomiting sensation

--

5.

Tantech Chemicals

2:40 pm

E to W

Mixed Acid odour

7

Headache

--

6.

Asian Paints

2:42 pm

E to W

Sapotta

4

-

--

7.

CUSECS 5

2:45 pm

E to W

Rotten odour

5

Headache

--

8.

Shasun Chemicals

2:48 pm

E to W

Acid mixed with unidentified odour

5

Suffocation and headache

--

9.

TANFAC

2:50 pm

SE to NW

Mixed acid and powder odour

8

Suffocation and throat irritation

--

10.

CUSECS 6

2:58 pm

SE to NW

Rotten odour

7

Stomach rumbling, induced hunger, headache

The entire area was covered with white smoke but the source of the smoke was not known.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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