caught emitting toxic gases in the night _ _ Cuddalore, 4 May, 2006: SACEM monitors report that
most of the factories on the SIPCOT industrial estate including TANFAC, Tagros, Tantech and SPIC were
engulfed in a heavy cloud of smoke around the midnight of May 4. The
monitors who were on their way back from a wedding described the smell as
intense and about 7 on a scale of 10. The odours
were typical to each company but unusually intense.
monitors who were traveling by autorikshaw
experienced giddiness and headache and stated that the visibility in the
industrial complex and on the highway was extremely poor.