Public Hearing – 1×800 MW Stage III TPP in the existing North Chennai Thermal Power Station at Ennore & Puzhuthivakkam Village in Ponneri Taluk of Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu

Date: March 5, 2015
Venue: Community Hall, Vallur Camp, Minjur, Tamil Nadu
The Public Hearing held today started 30 minutes late. It was attended by around 200 people. The meeting was presided over by the District Collector and the District Environmental Engineer. The meeting started off with a presentation by TANGEDCO giving an overview of tIMG_20150305_121902570he upcoming project. Significantly distorted information was presented in the meeting with very little specificity. The following aspects were covered :
a. General information about the project
b. Description of the coal to be used
c. Fly ash management
d. Technology
e. Impact on air quality
After the presentation by TANGEDCO, the floor was open for comments/questions from the public. There was overwhelming opposition to the project citing issues with environment, fishing practices (livelihood), health, air pollution, utilization of fly ash, and gross violation of theTOR in general.
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