24 February 2005
SACEM reported an effluent overflow from CUSECS pump 2 at around 8:30 pm on February 23, 2005. The overflow occurred because of electricity failure at the CUSECS pump.
CUSECS 2 receives its entire load of effluents from Pioneer Miyagi Chemicals of SIPCOT Industrial complex. The Assistant Environment Engineer (AEE) of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board was notified about the incident at around 11: 00 pm. The AEE called Pioneer to have them take immediate action on the matter. Acting upon his instructions, Pioneer workers filled up the area where the overflow had occurred with mud.
The quantity of effluent overflow is not known. This is the second incident of effluent overflow from CUSECS pump 2. On 20th December 2004, there was a similar incident of effluent overflow from the same pump.