Chennai's Chitlapakkam cemetery turns toxic dumpyard

  • | Thursday | 13th February, 2020

Omjasvin MD ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: A panchayat graveyard near the Chitlapakkam lake, has turned into a dumpyard in recent times. Residents alleged that the panchayat staff burn all the waste in the yard, which poses a grave health hazard for the locals. Located just opposite the NSN schools in Chitlapakkam, the graveyard is filled with bio waste as well as plastic and rubber. Sunil Jayaram of Chitlapakkam Rising NGO, said the panchayat finds this an easy spot to dump waste. Recently, TNIE also reported that Chitlapakkam residents suffered from toxic health hazards due to the panchayat using its composting yard as a landfill.

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