KANNUR: Waste materials and pollutants were dumped in the sea from the ship-breaking yard of Steel Industrials Kerala Ltd (SILK), Azheekkal, leaders of the Committee against Ship-breaking alleged on Friday. Grease, puff and waste oil were dumped in the sea on Friday in large quantity from the unit, which was spread all along the coastal line from Azheekkal to Payyambalam, they alleged.
Protesting against the incident, a meeting was held at Neerkadavu near Azheekkal, which was addressed by social activists Rajesh Warrier and M K Manoharan. Meanwhile, SILK unit manager P Manoharan brushed aside the allegation and said that the protesters were levelling totally misleading information in that regard.
Source: new Indian express. 7 June 2014