Sipcot Area - Community Environmental Monitors

In a first, NGT orders health study over groundwater contamination at SIPCOT Cuddalore

By Express News Service CHENNAI: In a landmark judgement, the southern bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered the preparation of a comprehensive action plan and detailed health study to understand and reverse the effects of severe contamination of groundwater by industries in the SIPCOT industrial area in Cuddalore. The green bench comprising Justice […]

PRESS RELEASE: NGT Orders a detailed Environmental and Health Study in SIPCOT Cuddalore; Landmark Judgement Pins Responsibility on TNPCB to Impose Environmental Compensation on Erring Industries Responsible for Contaminating Ground Water

Other highlights: • First ever instance where NGT has ordered a health study to see impacts of industrial pollution on communities. • NGT has directed the expert committee to apply “reverse engineering or relate back theory to the condition of air, water and soil in Cuddalore prior to the establishing of the SIPCOT Industrial Complex” […]

Environmentalists urge MoEF not to grant nod for PVC paste resin plant in Cuddalore SIPCOT

A committee should also be formed to inspect the project site and conduct a comprehensive study to assess the cumulative, social and environmental impacts Environmentalists and Citizen’s collective have urged the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) not to grant approval to the Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) Paste Resin Plant of 70,000 TPA by […]

Environmentalists allege discharge of toxic waste into stormwater drain in Cuddalore SIPCOT

The direct discharge of untreated toxic sludge into a stormwater drain in Echangadu located in the Cuddalore SIPCOT industrial estate that empties into the Uppanar River, has kicked up a controversy with local residents and environmentalists expressing serious concern over the continuing pollution levels and water quality. Residents of Echangadu said that they noticed the […]

Black oily film floats along with storm water- illegal effluent discharge from SIPCOT industries?

Cuddalore 2 December 2020: Cuddalore had heavy spell of rains during and post Nivar cyclone. Rains are either boon or bane in several ways to the public but to industries rains seem an opportunity to discharge effluents illegally. SIPCOT area community environmental monitors suspect mixing of unsafely stored chemicals or wastes with storm water and […]

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