Uppanar Pollution: Fishermen suffer, repeated complaints of
pollution ignored by TNPCB
Cuddalore, 4 May, 2006: Pugazendhi,
a fisherman and a SACEM member, reports that the stream near Arekema Peroxide which has been a source of problem for
the local fishermen for a long time especially the
resident fisherfolks of Sangolikuppam.
Several complaints have been lodged but the situation remains unchanged. Fisherfolks of Sangolikuppam
fish very close to the this stream and are often
in neck deep water to retrieve the nets. These are the fishermen without Catamarams (boats) and hence come in contact with the
contaminated water. They have serious skin ailments while the ones that use
the Catamarams (boats) are fine.