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Call to check dumping of chemical waste

27 May 2009

Special Correspondent
The Hindu

CUDDALORE: The Cuddalore District Consumer Protection Organisation has voiced concern over indiscriminate dumping of chemical waste by unscrupulous tanker-lorry drivers in residential areas.

In a representation addressed to the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, the Associationís executive secretary, M. Nizamudeen, said that a tanker lorry emptied its contents on Monday night on a piece of land near a marriage hall on the way to Soorappa Naicken Chavadi here.

It emitted unbearable stench in the nearby areas.

Mr. Nizamudeen therefore called upon the TNPCB to keep a proper check on chemical waste disposal.

If there was any likelihood of ecological damage by such reckless acts, the TNPCB should take measures to neutralise the adverse effects and initiate penal action against those responsible for it.

The Association also called upon the TNPCB to have a dedicated phone line on which complaints could be lodged round the clock and to depute staff immediately to take remedial measures.

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