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Oil pollution threatens Chennaiís beaches too

Source: The Hindu, Date: January , 2017

The Hindu, Chennai, Jan 2017: Sundayís oil spill as a result of the collision of two cargo ships off the Kamarajar Port in Ennore has been polluting Chennaiís beaches too. On Monday morning beach walkers found oil on the sands on the Marina beach, near INS Adyar, at Nochikuppam and at Pattinapakkam. Anusya Parasuraman, a resident of Nochikuppam and regular morning walker, said that she was shocked to see the black oil deposit on the sands of the Marina. ďIn many places people were playing in the water despite the blackish oil floating around. Several fishermen from Nochikuppam, who landed their boats after fishing trips, said there was a strong smell of oil in the sea,Ē she said. Various fishermen organisations have demanded immediate action to remove the oil spills as it is affecting the livelihood of the fishermen.†

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