The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has laid down a condition that the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) should adopt a suitable system to reduce the temperature of the trade effluent at the final discharge point so that the resultant rise in the temperature of the sea does not exceed seven degrees Celsius above the ambient temperature.

The board stipulated the condition in its fresh consent order to operate the plant, a copy of which was submitted to the Madras High Court

No positive action taken till date to sort out problem of discharging untreated effluents into water sources

While people in the world observing the World Environment Day and discussing measures to protect the Mother Nature on Tuesday, it is business as usual for many textile processing and tannery units in Erode district. A few textile processing and tannery units located in BP Agraharam and its nearby areas dumped huge amount of untreated, toxic effluents in a water carrying channel that flows into Cauvery River. The colour of the water turned black in the channel and the acidic smell emanated from the effluents.

The Karnataka Pollution Control Board seems to be keeping mum over the unchecked and illegal use of aerolite by granite cutting and polishing units in and around Ilkal district, despite its well-known detrimental effects on the environment and human health.

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Limited (TNUIFSL) is in the process of selecting consultants to prepare detailed project report (DPR) for safe disposal of effluents generated from dyeing units in and around Kancheepuram town, Pallipalayam and Komarapalayam towns in Erode district.

The Centre has received a loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and D

The ministry of environment and forests, for the first time has chalked out comprehensive effluent standard norms for the rubber industry across all product categories. According to official sources this measure will check the pollution problem arising from rubber parks coming up in the country.

The DMK government of Tamil Nadu is expected to come out with an amicable solution to satisfy all the stakeholders

This publication is one of the major outputs of the Water Environment Partnership in Asia (WEPA). WEPA aims to strengthen water environmental governance in Asia through the collection and dissemination of information and capacity development of relevant stakeholders in partnership with eleven countries in the region.

The effluent and emission standards for oil refineries were notified under Environment (Protection) Act in the years 1986 and 1990, respectively. These standards were same for old & new refineries and considered only few parameters. There was need to include additional parameters viz. Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), etc.

The Kisan Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, threatened the state government with a mass agitation if the latter failed to initiate action against the industrial units discharging effluents in Budda Nullah.

As per the directives, Tiverem-Orgao panchayat sarpanch along with panchas and residents from Tariwada-Marcel visited a company for an inspection of the effluent treatment plant. On Monday, Sarpanch Sanket Amonkar along with panchas and residents from Tariwada visited the site. "I am satisfied with the work done by the company, since whatever the committee had asked, they have done. But if the company fails to maintain these conditions then a strict action will be taken against them and we would insist to stop the work on the same day,' said Mr Amonkar.