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  project name ~ CEM Phase 2 (Community Environmental Monitoring)

category ~ Community Empowerment

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

CEM Phase 2 (Community Environmental Monitoring)

  NGO

 

The Other Media

  Category

 

Community Empowerment

  District

 

Cuddalore

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

$ 10000

 

  Year Approved

 

2006

 

 
 
 
 
 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Devashree Saha

 

Bay Area
Austin

 

  Caption

 

 

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  Summary

 

 

The project aims to enable pollution impacted communities to monitor, document and communicate pollution and its impacts on health and environment in a language that regulators and industry cannot ignore.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

CEM has the only baseline data for toxic gases in SIPCOT''s ambient air (due to study in 2004). Very successful in mobilizing communities to fight pollution such as the campaign against PVC Chemplast proposal in SIPCOT, Cuddalore.

 

  Goals

 

 

(1) National Air Toxics Program - Develop a list of common air toxins in various settings; Help set standards for chemicals whose presence in air is not currently regulated; To push for upgradation of monitoring infrastructure of air toxics; Provide communities with simple tools to quantitatively monitor and hence fight pollution. (2) Auxiliary Goals - Grass-roots empowerment; Education and Awareness; Health

 
 

  


 
 
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