Residents around the Perungudi dump yard have asked officials to stop dumping garbage.
What’s happening? The Federation of Thoraipakkam Residents’ Welfare Associations stated in a petition to the Corporation that about 2,500 tonnes of garbage are dumped into the landfill daily. The rules on solid waste management aren’t being followed, according to the Association. Residents have been affected by breathing issues and could develop cancer and asthma.
- Residents in Vinayaka Nagar, Anand Nagar, MCN Nagar, Perungudi, and other areas have been affected by respiratory illnesses. The smell and toxic gas spread up to 5 km from the landfill.
- The petition demanded the Corporation remove the already dumped waste and ban garbage dumping in the area. Bio-mining in Perungudi began last October.
Who said what? A Francis, president of the Association, said the groundwater in the area has become polluted and can’t be used. Residents have been forced to buy water, and others use Metro Water.