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Post-cyclone green waste turns fire hazard

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2017

The Hindu, Chennai, Jan 6, 2017:Frequent fires in many of the 78 sites where uprooted trees were dumped after the cyclone are causing pollution in residential neighbourhoods, disrupting traffic and making residents anxious. On Thursday, a fire was reported at Kotturpuram park around 12.05 p.m. Three fire tenders were deployed till late in the evening. Traffic was affected on arterial roads and many residents were forced to stay indoors. Over the past week, fires have been reported in such dumpsites in Egmore and K.K. Nagar among other places. Large quantities of uprooted trees are still dumped in playgrounds in areas such as Egmore, Kilpauk, Anna Nagar, Gopalapuram, Alandur, Nandambakkam, Shenoy Nagar, Koyambedu, Kodambakkam, Vadapalani, T. Nagar, Perungudi, Injambakkam, MRC Nagar, Perambur and Kodungaiyur.

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