I have often talked about the resistance that new chemical projects are likely to face in certain parts of the country. Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu is also on the list.
I recently came across the SIPCOT Area Environmental Monitors website that lists out environmental problems in Cuddalore which allegedly are the result of chemical manufacturing operating in that area.
A citizens’ movement has also been formed to deal with problems arising from air and water pollution.
The website goes beyond Cuddalore to cover other chemical zones in Tamil Nadu. The most recent news update on the site is about fishes dying in the river Kaveri at Mettur, the site of Chemplast Sanmar’s PVC facility.
Chemplast is also building a new PVC facility in Cuddalore . At least that project appears to be on track for completion in the second half of this year