Common effluent treatment plant at Perundurai SIPCOT to be closed-down for violations
Inspection by officers discovered the CETP discharging effluents from its tank right into a defunct oxidation pond.
The chairman of the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has directed officers right here to shut down the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP), run by tannery models, at the SIPCOT Industrial Growth Centre, Perundurai.
Following the directive, energy provide will be disconnected to the plant.
The Perundurai District Environmental Engineer inspected the CETP on April 18 following complaints, and located the CETP discharging effluents from its tank right into a defunct oxidation pond.
The CETP for tanners, run by the Perundurai Leather Industries Eco-Security Private Limited, has not been functioning since March 2020, as officers had requested the corporate to perform upkeep and upgradation works.
During inspection, it was discovered that the tannery CETP was discharging effluents from its tank into the adjoining defunct oxidation pond meant for the disposal of sewage generated from SIPCOT industries.
A show-cause discover was issued to the tannery CETP and a report was submitted to the chairman, TNPCB, Chennai, recommending additional motion.
Officials stated Superintending Engineer, TANGEDCO, Erode Electricity Distribution Circle, was requested to disconnect energy provide to the tannery CETP and TNPCB officers had been requested to shut down the plant.
Welcoming the choice, S. Chinnasamy, coordinator, SIPCOT Affected People Welfare Association, stated he needed all 14 tannery models and the CETPs to be closed down completely as that they had brought on intensive harm to the atmosphere. “The units failed to ensure a zero-liquid discharge system and polluted the groundwater which cannot be used now,” he stated, and including that the effluents saved in tanks want to be disposed safely.