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Spill slime threatens to choke Chennai coast

Spearheaded by the Coast Guard, the clean-up operations were carried out by a host of agencies with volunteers from local fishermen and students.

17 hours ago

Deposit garbage in Smart Bins, win coupons and freebies in Chennai

The municipal authorities have decided to go material – coupons, vouchers and freebies, including mobile phone recharge for using Smart Bins.

18 Feb 2017

Oil in sea could persist in environment for months if not removed: ITOPF study

The bunker oil spilt near Ennore Port could persist in the environment for months or years if not removed, says a study. 

17 Feb 2017

Chennai Port Trust to procure response vessel after Kamarajar port oil spill

Chennai Port Trust is now taking steps to augment its capacity to contain oil spills by planning to have an oil spill response vessel.

16 Feb 2017

Report before NGT on Feb 20

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has prepared a firsthand assessment report on the oil spill along the Chennai coastline after an Isle of Man LPG tanker W Maple collided with M T Dawn Kanche

16 Feb 2017

Chennai Oil spill reaches Mamallapuram, paints a black mark on tourism

With the oil sludge reaching the shores of Mamallapuram, the locals and tourists have been asked not to venture into the sea.

14 Feb 2017

Impact quantified only for leak of 12 tonnes of Chennai's oil spill

While MT dawn Kancheepuram maintained that the leak was around 1.2 to  2 tonnes, Indian Coast Guard has maintained that it could be anywhere around 20 tonnes.

14 Feb 2017

‘Chennai oil spill is a cover-up, not a clean-up’

The oil sludge removed from shores were dumped in pits close to the sea near Kasimedu

12 Feb 2017

Realty regulator staff pattern being planned

The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority is working on staff pattern for manning the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) which is likely to come into being by April this year.

11 Feb 2017

Sailor’s parents awaiting son’s mortal remains

More than a week has passed but the family of city-based sailor, who died in the United Arab Emirates after a cargo vessel sank off the coast of Hamriyah, are yet to get his mortal remains due to dela

10 Feb 2017

Heroes of Chennai clean-up drive scrape by on Rs 500 a day while risking life & limb

With no guidelines on how to tackle oil spill and the protective measures to be taken due to lack of a contingency plan by the state, nearly 1,200 workers and volunteers are exposed to health hazards.

05 Feb 2017

Chennai oil spill from ship collision a case of human error: Experts

Port officials say the collision could have been avoided if MT Dawn Kancheepuram was not allowed to enter until B W Maple left the channel, and the exact location of crash is yet to be ascertained.

05 Feb 2017

Why did Kamarajar Port not inform Coast Guard about the ship collision for three hours?

Yet another angle of negligence and mismanagement by Kamarajar Port of one of the worst oil spills along Chennai shores came to light on Friday.

04 Feb 2017

No plan or gear to handle oil spill from ship collision in coastal Chennai

Buckets and mugs are being used to manually clear one of the worst oil spills on the city shores due to the lack of appropriate equipment.

03 Feb 2017

Blame the Chennai oil spill on the collided ship's pilot

Experts question pilot’s absence from vessel and the lack of preparedness, while veteran mariners blame port for the incident.

03 Feb 2017