Sipcot Area - Community Environmental Monitors

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.

 

 

 

 

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