Friday, May 04, 2007

Pollution update from SACEM

Cuddalore: Government's plan to sacrifice Cuddalore in the interest of larger development of the State is quite clear with the launch of plans to set up a 1320 MW coal fired thermal power plant. The public hearing for the plant with the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), a large number of community representatives also attended the hearing and opposed the project.

Public hearing held on Cuddalore power project
There was a question raised in the Legislative Assembly about the existing state of environment in SIPCOT Cuddalore. Finally one of the MLA from nearby Cuddalore was coaxed to ask the questions.

Steps to protect SIPCOT complex environment; PMK's plea for high-level committee to study pollution conceded
There is a local group in Cuddalore that has also moved the Madras High Court to seek for action against the erring units in SIPCOT Cuddalore.

Plea to make SIPCOT keep safety norms
And finally Highways Department repair works that broke an effluent pipeline in the SIPCOT village created furore in the area.

Highways department damages CUSECS pipeline; SIPCOT village pond contaminated with effluents =================================================

Mettur: In Mettur, residents tired of waiting for government to take action against the pollution of Chemplast courted arrest while protesting against Chemplast.
More than 400 residents protesting Chemplast Sanmar pollution court arrest. ==================================================

Chennai: Chennai residents opposed the India Japan treaty to bring in hazardous and other waste in India.
India-Japan Parley May Legalise Waste Dumping in India

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