RDO Checks CETP for Violation

Published: 14th February 2015 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th February 2015 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

VELLORE: The Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) of Tirupattur D Rengarajan inspected the Vaniyambadi Tanners Enviro Control Systems (Vanitec) on Friday to check any violations in the plan of the  facility.

The inspection comes in the wake of the major accident that happened in the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) of Ranipet SIDCO Finished Leather Effluent Treatment Company in SIDCO Industrial Estate on January 31.

Ten workers, including nine from West Bengal, of R K Leather Factory, were killed after tonnes of toxic slurry from an unauthorised Secure Land Fill (SLF) of the adjacent CETP flooded its premises.

Following the accident, the district administration directed all RDOs to inspect the effluent treatment plants in their respective jurisdiction to ensure there is no violation in the operations of the facilities.

“We checked if there is any deviation in the plan in the construction of the facility. We also inspected if they are sticking to the rules and regulations,” Rengarajan said. Experts from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board would also inspect the facility and two other CETPs in Ambur soon.


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