A month after the Chennai oil spill at Ennore port, a report of The Indian Coast Guard shows that the amount of oil spilt might be over 150 tonnes instead of the two tonnes that was claimed by authorities initially.
The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday transferred to its Southern Bench two pleas seeking compensation to people affected by the recent oil spill off the coast of Tamil Nadu and seizure of the vessels involved.
The health hazards of the Chennai oil spill and the ecological damage sustained by the nearly 20 tons of fuel spilled on the Ennore shoreline are monumental
Chennai oil spill: As cleaning proceeds without plan, concerns raised on removal of ships, operational costs
While the damage to the environment due to the oil spill near Kamarajar port in Chennai is a concern, an equally pressing issue is how exactly will the Ministry of Shipping proceed with the removal of these vessels and who will foot the massive clean-up bill for these operations.
Chennai oil spill: Sludge-cleaning efforts move at snail's pace as state depts pass buck to each other
With the involvement of a multitude of departments, cleaning the oil spill in Chennai has turned into a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth as they pass buck to each other
Oil spills have long-term impacts which require long-term monitoring. Given the lack of knowledge and our understanding of near-shore ecosystems, we can only speculate the impacts of an oil spill of such gravity.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Sunday visited the oil spill-affected Ennore and took stock of the clean-up operations.
With the oil spill off the coast here raising concerns, the Centre on Saturday said a total of 65 tonnes of sludge has been removed so far and over 90 percent of the work completed. It also expressed confidence that the cleaning operation will be finished in a couple of days.
Five days after two ships collided near Chennai, releasing tonnes of oil sludge into the ocean off the Tamil Nadu coast, the Coast Guard has said the damage might be much worse than what was originally feared
Five days after two ships collided near the Kamarajar Port in Chennai triggering an oil spill, CNN-News 18 reported that 70 percent of the sludge had been cleaned up and the rest was expected to be removed by evening.