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Tamil Nadu officials halt production at leather complex

Piles of semi-processed leather are reported to be remain dormant since the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) ordered tannery operations to halt ten days ago, claiming the complex’s Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) was being expanded by the tanners without its consent.

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Tannery owners and officials in Kanpur on the warpath

Tannery owners in the Jajmau area of Kanpur are claiming that local officials are discharging untreated tannery effluents into the river Ganges in order to blame them and force a further investment in a new treatment plant from the leather makers. 

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Tanners electricity supply cut after Ranipet sludge disaster

Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) on February 5 told the South Bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) that three senior officials had been suspened, even as State government transferred the investigation into the Ranipet tannery accident to the local police investigators.

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Tanner faces record fine for pollution

The Ho Chi Minh City municipal administration on November 18 gave the Hao Duong tannery the heaviest punishment ever imposed on a polluter in the country – VND6.39 billion (US$300,330).

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