Medical wastes yet again dumped and burnt in this Chennai lake

  • | Thursday | 10th October, 2019

Omjasvin MD ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: Only last week, the Chief Minister's special cell had assured the local residents that medical waste would not be dumped in the Tiruneermalai lake anymore. However, on Tuesday, in yet another case, large amounts of expired medical items were dumped on the lake bed once again. Local residents, who spotted the waste on Tuesday, said the waste was burnt completely and most of it was in ashes. Pughalvendhan V, who spearheaded the campaign to de-weed the Seemai Karuvellam, an invasive species grown in the lake, said the medical waste being dumped regularly is an additional burden. ''If it is normal garbage, we can move easily but since this is medical waste, it is risky to touch it,'' said Pughalvendhan.

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