Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board has announced the Public Hearing for the 1 x 660MW Ennore Thermal Power Station (Replacement) scheduled to be held on the 30th of May 2017 at Camp – 1 of the ETPS complex in Ennore.
Once a biological hotspot, biodiversity in the Ennore Creek has been steadily declining. In the 1960s, the Manali Industrial Area and Ennore Thermal Power Station were set up encroaching on wetlands connected to the creek. The industrialisation and consequent degradation intensified starting in the 1970s with the setting up of ETPS (1970s) NCTPS (1980s), KPL (2000) and the Vallur Thermal Power Plant about five years ago. In what would be the 4th addition to the already overburdened Ennore thermal power cluster, the commissioning of the Ennore Thermal Power Station Replacement will be yet another cut in the lives and livelihoods of thousands of fishermen living in the region.
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