Human rights commission orders filing of report on water contamination

CHENNAI: The State Human Rights Commission on Monday ordered that the Chairman, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board, Commissioner, Chennai Corporation, and the Chennai Collector should file a report to the Commission on a report regarding contamination of groundwater in West Mogappair. Taking suo motu cognisance of a report in The Hindu dated June 21, a Bench of the Commission comprising Justice A.S. Venkatachalamoorthy, Chairperson, and A.R. Selvakumar, Member, said the officials should file the report on the various averments made in the news item. It should be sent to the Commission in three days. As per the report, the residents alleged that contamination was due to leak of oil from a petrol filling station.