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.
09:16 AM, Sep 18, 2012
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 Nagpur, who are planning to approach the Maharashtra high Court against this order. The 346 tones of toxic waste lying...
06:41 PM, Jul 16, 2011
Bhopal: The Centre is contemplating demolition of the now defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal due to mercury contamination, Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday. "Though the state government and NGOs wants to preserve a part (of the factory) from where the gas leaked as monument, the Centre and the Group of Ministers (GoMs) on Bhopal gas tragedy want to raze the building of the Union Carbide Factory...
06:07 PM, May 25, 2011