If the integrated solid waste management plant is to come up at Kuthambakkam, it is not only the villagers who are going to be affected. In fact the most affected would be the citizens of Chennai as their very drinking water's quality is now in question. When the waste treatment is done in this proposed site, it is imminent that the ground water, runoff water and the land will get polluted badly. In turn it will pollute the waters and the lives of Chembarambakkam Lake. You can imagine the plight of the Chennai people then.
It is evident from the response to an RTI (Right to Information) query that an expert committee from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board [TNPCB] has already inspected and stated the proposed site at Kuthambakkam not suitable for the solid waste management facility, in lieu of it being close to habitations and being a catchment area of Chembarambakkam Lake. It is most likely that the whole of Chennai citizens will be drinking polluted and highly contaminated water very soon if the plan does not get dropped, for Chembarambakkam lake is main water resource for Chennai. But TNPCB has given NOC (No Objection Certificate) even after its environmental expert assessment committee has turned down the proposal.
Some hard facts about Chembarambakkam lake in the context of the proposed site ---
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