A section of residents of Chromepet has appealed to the State government to shut down or shift a unit that recycles plastic containers carrying hazardous waste.

The group that gathered under the banner of the ‘Struggle Committee of Chamber’s Colony’ claimed the plant was a health hazard to the few hundred families in the colony. The residents, in an appeal to Municipal Chairman K.M.R. Nissar Ahmed, noted that the unit had begun functioning a few years ago as a godown to store empty and used cans of hazardous chemicals.