Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding pollution of groundwater and remedial measures to be taken at Cuddalore industrial area, Tamil Nadu, 01/02/2019

  • 01/02/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of S. Pugazhendhi & Others Vs Tamil Nadu State Pollution Control Board & Others dated 01/02/2019 regarding pollution of groundwater and remedial measures to be taken at Cuddalore industrial area in the State of Tamil Nadu.

NGT directs a joint team comprising representatives of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the TNSPCB to collect samples from borewells and shallow aquifers, Peizo-metric wells in and around SIPCOT Industrial Complex, Cuddalore and Uppanar River and furnish a report to the Tribunal. The Committee would also ascertain the status of functioning of ETPs or other effluent treatment devices used by the industries. The Committee may also report as to how much the quantity of drinking water must be supplied to the inhabitants.

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