Uppanar pollution: TNPCB has turned a blind eye to the woes of fisherfolk Cuddalore, 23 April 2006: On 23rd April, the
fishermen reported severe skin itching once they entered the water of Uppanar behind Arkema
Peroxides. According to the reports numerous similar complaints have been
sent to the pollution control board but they are yet to see any changes.
Health of river Uppanar has been drastically declining, the cause being
illegal discharges in the river from the industries of SIPCOT. According to
investigations carried out by SACEM in February 2006, the river health had
suffered significantly after the change in the LAEC in SIPCOT. Reason being
the laxness of the new LAEC. The PCB has failed to take action on any of
the various complaints of river pollution and once again have clearly
indicated that the industries in SIPCOT are allowed to thrive at the cost of
human and environmental health.
earlier story on Uppanar pollution here: __ Illegal
discharges into Uppanar resume