Power Project May Pave Way for Another Chennai at Cheyyur, Claim Activists

CHENNAI: The devastation brought about by the Chennai floods this month could be replicated at Cheyyur because of the upcoming Ultra Mega Power Project there, warn environment activists.

According to the activists in the Community Environmental Monitoring program of environmental group The Other Media, the Cheyyur project would effectively block drainage from several of the area’s lakes into the Odiyur Lagoon, causing floods in the region in the event of heavy rainfall. They claim that the power plant was being build too close to water bodies.

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