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Ranipet, India

Ranipet, India

  • Potentially Affected People:3,482,000
  • Type of Pollutants: Hexavalent Chromium
  • Source of Pollution:Tannery Operations

The Problem

Ranipet is a medium-sized community located about 100 miles from Chennai, the fourth largest urban area in India. A factory in Ranipet manufactures sodium chromate, chromium salts and Basic Chromium Sulfate Tanning Powder used locally in the leather tanning process. The raw materials used in the process include chromate ore, limestone soda ash, sulfuric acid and soldium chlorate.

Status of Clean-Up Activity

Site visited. This site will be pursued for remediation as it poses significant health risks to the population.