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Pollution Control Board takes action following complaints

Officials of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board closing the pipeline through which the effluent water from dyeing units enter the drain in Arumugam Pillai Thottam at Annathanpatti in Salem on Tuesday.- PHOTO: P. GOUTHAM
Officials of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board closing the pipeline through which the effluent water from dyeing units enter the drain in Arumugam Pillai Thottam at Annathanpatti in Salem on Tuesday.- PHOTO: P. GOUTHAM

Outlets of six dyeing units found to be discharging effluents without treatment were blocked by the officials of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) here on Tuesday.

Based on the complaints that were received from the residents in Podarankaadu that water from dyeing units was entering borewells, officials had earlier inspected units and warned the unit owners against untreated discharge of effluents that could cause pollution.

Closed

Two units that were functioning in houses earlier were found to be closed and shifted to other locations while officials found six units discharging effluents into the drain, directly without any treatment.

Hence the outlets were closed and concrete mixtures were poured on it so that the pipelines were not broken to allow the discharge to resume.

Officials said that notices were issued to the dyeing units and they had been warned of further action.

They added that the anti-pollution drive would continue in other areas also.

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