Varattar emitting stinking smell, dumping suspected

Varattar emitting stinking smell, dumping suspected.
Chengannur: The Varattar stream has allegedly been polluted with suspected chemicals or sewage along the stretches passing through the Kuttur and Thiruvanvandur Panchayats.
The water in the stream along these stretches has been flowing with a thick black color emitting a strong stench.
Locals have pointed to possible sewage dumping from Arattukadavu side or to chemical effluents being dumped by a private company at Thiruvalla for the change in the water.
The houses on the banks have also been experiencing severe mosquito menace in the recent days.
Residents along the banks of the stream at Thiruvanvandur have registered a complaint with the Health Inspector.
OBC Morcha District Asst.
Health Supervisor K N Radhakrishnan said that water from the stream was being collected for tests.
The water samples have been collected and will be sent to the water authority lab at Thiruvalla for testing, he said.
Haritha Keralam Mission Technical Director R Ajay Kumar Varma said that an expert team will be sent to study the new developments on Monday and Tuesday.

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