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Mettur Villagers expose bias in health study 2 October 2009, Salem: The Deputy Director of Health Services, Salem, has pressed criminal charges against some of the 20 villagers affected by pollution from Chemplast Sanmar’s chemical plant in Mettur who met him on 1 October in his office to question him about the unscientific and biased […]

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Presentation on Alternatives to Elevated Expressways in Chennai City. August 30, 2009. By K. P. Subramanian, Traffic Engineer, Chennai, at seminar organised by Save Chennai Beaches Campaign. PDF version Powerpoint version Presentation on the Elevated Expressway along Chennai’s coasts, and the High Speed Circular Corridor along Adyar […]

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Villagers Confront Chemplast on Illegal Trial Runs Mettur, 8 September, 2009 — About 15 villagers from the vicinity of the Chemplast factory in Mettur gathered in front of the factory to ask them to cease testing of the steam lines of their new thermal power plant until proper permission is obtained from the Tamilnadu Pollution […]

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Illegal construction begins at a toxic waste landfill site Gummidipoondi, 9 January, 2006 — In total violation of siting guidelines, local Government laws and the concerns of local residents, Tamilnadu Waste Management Ltd, a subsidiary of Hyderabad-based waste company Ramky Associates, has erected an electric fence around its site, and commenced excavation works. Local reports […]

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  Nity reports from Chengalpattu, 11 February, 7:00 am: We covered a distance of about 70 km yesterday from Tindivanam to Chengalpettu. The first half of the journey was very pleasant as the weather was nice. We took a lot of breaks on the way. Read more…   Cycle tour leaves for Chengalpettu Nity reports […]

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Ex-workers Mark 5 Years of  Struggle Against HLL           05 March, 2006 — More than 300 people demonstrated today to mark the 5th anniversary of the struggle for environmental clean-up and health rehabilitation against Hindustan Lever Ltd, whose mercury thermometer factory was exposed in 2001 to have caused widespread pollution within and outside its factory. The […]

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