Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding laying of pipeline in the CRZ area of Uppanar river for carrying out Vinyl Chloride Monomer, Tamil Nadu, 24/03/2017

  • 24/03/2017

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of S Prabakaran, Nadu Theru, Sothikuppam, Cuddalore VS Ministry of Environment & Forests dated 24/03/2017 regarding the laying of pipeline by Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) Technology or any other means in the CRZ area of Uppanar River for carrying out Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) or any such hazardous material which according to the Applicant is a prohibited activity under the CRZ Notification, 1991 and to set aside the approval granted by MoEF to M/s. Chemplast Sanmar Ltd., dated 22.6.2009 seeking to amend the Environmental Clearance (EC) dated 19.12.2005 with regard to the activities in the areas of Uppanar River.

Supreme Court while dealing with the EIA prepared on behalf of the project proponent has again reiterated that the pipeline laid by Chemplast across Uppanar river does not fall under CRZ III. Appeal is dismissed as not maintainable.

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