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Tirupur: Electricity connections to four textile dyeing units were cut for polluting Noyyal and other areas in the district. Electricity was disconnected based on the recommendation by the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB).

A dyeing unit attached to S Periyapalayam common effluent treatment plant was found to have released effluents into the Noyyal river. “The dyeing unit laid a separate pipeline to let the effluents into the river, instead of sending them to the treatment plant,” said a TNPCB official, who didn’t want to be named.

The officials also caught another dyeing unit, which was run by a leading knitwear exporter, releasing effluents into a waterbody at Veerapandi. “It had an individual effluent treatment plant, but yet effluents were released into a waterbody.”

Similarly, two other unregistered dyeing units were found discharging effluents in open ground at Iduvampalayam.

Based on the TNPCB recommendation, the district monitoring committee directed Tangedco to sever the electricity connections to all the four units.

Published On : 17-01-2019

Source : Times of India

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