TOXIC WASTE

  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Toxic waste not disposed for 30 years September 28, 2012

    Bhopal: Solid toxic waste has been lying at the site of the gas tragedy in Bhopal, the union carbide factory, for over 30 years. A new study of groundwater in and around Bhopal reveals a high level of contamination. Activists are demanding that the state government takes action. A solar evaporation...
  • Bhopal tragedy: German firm pulls out of cleanup project September 18, 2012

    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...
  • Bhopal's toxic waste worries Nagpur residents July 16, 2011

    Bhopal: Opposing the Jabalpur High Court's directive to the state government to shift the Union Carbide toxic waste to Nagpur, Bhopal gas victims have now pledged that they will not allow a repeat of Bhopal anywhere else in the country. The Bhopal victims are in touch with concerned citizens from...
  • Sorry for dumping toxins near Indore: Jairam July 11, 2010

    Bhopal: Union minister of state for environment Jairam Ramesh had admitted that dumping Union Carbide's toxic waste near Indore was a mistake. The reaction came after the villagers protested over the proposal to dump more waste there, arguing that it had polluted their ground water and given them skin diseases...
  • GoM to discuss Bhopal site cleanup today June 20, 2010

    New Delhi: The reconstituted Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram will meet for the fourth time on Sunday to discuss environmental issues and the clean up of the toxic waste affected site in Bhopal. The GoM, constituted to look into all issues relating to the Bhopal...
  • Watch: Jaipur oil fire toxic fumes endangers wildlife November 4, 2009

    The fire at the Indian oil depot in Jaipur rages on 6 days after it started. With the direction of the wind changing, there's fear that the toxic fumes could kill migratory birds and wildlife. Over Rs 500 crore have gone up in flames in the Jaipur Indian Oil...
  • Toxic ship gets clean chit from Environment Ministry October 24, 2009

    New Delhi: A Ministry of Environment and Forests report has given a clean chit to a US ship Platinum II anchored at Alang port for scrapping. Although environmentalists allege the ship contains 200 tonnes of toxic asbestos, the Environment Ministry report says no toxic material has been found...
  • Miners die, coal lobby mints money June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The fires in the coal fields of Jharia have been burning for more than a hundred years. Geologically, Jharia is unique for the coal here is of excellent quality. And thats the reason it catches fire easily, through a process called 'spontaneous oxidation'. Even slight exposure to oxygen...