Tuesday, November 08, 2005


A news article in chennaionline.com says

Production in the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) in Cuddalore district was affected as water had entered three of the mines, an NLC official said.

An NLC official said that? What crap. NLC has got open mines and there is no point of water 'entering' the mines! Water is always there at all times of the year in almost, if not, all mines - whether open or closed. When you dig earth out to depth of 40 metres & more, ground water comes out & there is a separate Ground Water Control (GWC) department at NLC whose sole job is to pump water off & use it else where. Usually, during heavy rains, the water levels rise & the GWC folks find it difficult to pump the excess water. Thats what happens whenever it rains & not as these guys report.

Update : Seems chennaionline isn't the only one reporting this. outlookindia too has the same thing to say. Now, combine sensationalism to plagiarism (who copied who?) & you have such poor journalism.