India – Ranipet Tannery Waste
Ranipet is a medium-sized community located about 100 miles from Chennai, the fourth largest urban area in India. A factory in Ranipet manufactured chromium salts used locally in the leather tanning process. The process waste is stored in an open area and has been leaching into the underlying groundwater system. Blacksmith has been in dialogue with the State Pollution Control Board about cost-effective remediation options.