Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board

Chennai’s air quality ‘poor’, index touches 240

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) officials attributed the sudden jump in pollution levels to unfavourable meteorological conditions. 

published on : 8th December 2022

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board notifies new rules to check sewage disposal

Solid waste shall be properly collected and managed as per the Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016, and banned single use plastic shall not be used on the premises, the release added.

published on : 14th September 2022

Battery makers have to comply with new norms

The notification is applicable to producers, dealers, consumers, entities involved in collection, segregation, transportation, refurbishment and recycling of waste batteries.

published on : 8th September 2022

Chennai to get five more air quality monitoring stations at Rs 7.08 crore

The council granted its approval to implement this project with funds from the 15th finance commission under the National Air Quality Improvement Scheme.

published on : 31st July 2022

Ragpickers to spearhead fight against plastic in Tamil Nadu

State to take their count at districts, mulls ways to incentivise them.

published on : 27th July 2022

State pollution body plans more tests amid gas scare in Chennai's Tiruvottiyur

Environment Minister V Siva Meyyanathan said that he would instruct TNTNPCB to intensify testing, detect the source and initiate appropriate action against erring companies.

published on : 20th July 2022

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons traces found in air of Chennai's Tiruvottiyur

A CPCL spokesperson said that the entire pipeline system inside CPCL integrity was checked and there was no leakage.

published on : 18th July 2022

Nine stone quarries functioning without Tamil Nadu PCB clearance, claims former MLA

Raviarunan urged the officer to clarify what kind of violation was observed in the remaining 16 quarries and how much amount was imposed as penalty on the erring units.

published on : 12th July 2022

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board control room to check use of banned plastics in State

The control room will operate daily from 9.30 am to 6 pm till July 31 and provide guidance and information as may be sought by various stakeholders regarding the ban.

published on : 8th July 2022

TNPCB told to take action against panchayat officials violating waste management rules

The green bench had taken suo moto cognisance based on a TNIE article titled 'Urapakkam residents brave death threats, turn cesspool into lake' and constituted a joint committee.

published on : 19th June 2022

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board's new chief M Jayanthi promises transparency

In June 2017, the NGT directed the chairmen of 10 SPCBs, including Tamil Nadu, to give up their duties, as their appointment did not comply with the guidelines prescribed by the tribunal.

published on : 14th June 2022

Biomining at Rajapalayam dump yard remains a non-starter

The site is hardly 200 metre away from the seashore and it is surrounded by salterns.

published on : 13th April 2022

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board: Power connection to Sterlite snapped, unit closure ordered

TNPCB chairman Nasimuddin passed the orders on Wednesday late evening and power connection was cut in the early hours on Thursday.

published on : 25th May 2018

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board orders closure, disconnects power to Sterlite in Thoothukudi; DMK chief Stalin detained for protesting at secretariat

The decision was followed by an inspection carried out by Joint Chief Environmental Engineer on May 18-19.

published on : 24th May 2018

Thoothukudi factory currently non-operational: Sterlite Copper

Sterlite said the facility has been shut since March 27 when the company took up annual scheduled maintenance.

published on : 23rd May 2018

Sterlite dumping hazardous waste since 2013 sans nod, says Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board

For the past five years, Sterlite Copper’s smelter plant in Thoothukudi has been disposing of thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste without authorisation.

published on : 19th April 2018

Sterlite challenges TNPCB order on plea seeking renewal of Consent To Operate for Thoothukudi copper smelter plant

The plea by Vedanta’s Sterlite copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi to renew the CTO beyond March 31 was rejected since the guidelines stipulated by the TNPCB were not met adequately.

published on : 18th April 2018