Bhopal: In a major setback for Bhopal, a German company has pulled out of the project to clean 350 tonnes of toxic waste from the Union Carbide Plant, saying it is too hazardous.
The plant was the site of the world's worst disaster in which 15,000 people were killed in 1984. India was going to pay the German government firm GIZ $ 4.5 million for the job.
The company has now cited negative media coverage in Germany as the reason for opting out. The waste it was going to get rid off was from chemicals dumped at the plant before the 1984 disaster.