Toxic

  • High-level committee to probe Bhilai Plant leakage: Narendra Singh Tomar June 14, 2014

    Union Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Friday announced that a high-level committee will be constituted to probe into the leakage of toxic gas at SAIL's Bhilai Plant in Chhattisgarh in which six people were killed and about 30 others injured. The Minister also announced a compensation of Rs 25 lakh...
  • Toxic leak kills two at China mine June 7, 2014

    Beijing: Two persons died and six others fell ill when a toxic gas leaked at a ferronickel mine in northwest China on Saturday. A Cyanogen sulfide leak was detected at Yuanshishan ferronickel mine in Ping'an county of Haidong City in Qinghai province, the provincial safety administration said in a statement....
  • Oops, she did it again: Britney Spears' new album 'Britney Jean' is a letdown December 4, 2013

    New Delhi: You want to release a good album? You better work harder, chick. A lot harder Britney Spears' latest release, 'Britney Jean,' is a total letdown. It's not that we expect Adele-styled songs from Spears - or even Rihanna-like ones - but Spears was once a pop powerhouse who made music...
  • Chemical weapons watchdog to send more inspectors to Syria October 9, 2013

    Amsterdam: The global chemical weapons watchdog said on Tuesday it would send more inspectors to Syria to help destroy President Bashar al-Assad's stockpile of toxic munitions. Assad's government, fighting a civil war in which more than 100,000 people have died, agreed to destroy the arms after a sarin gas attack on...
  • Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant operator says another tank leaked toxic water October 3, 2013

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday another tank holding highly contaminated water overflowed, probably sending the liquid into the Pacific Ocean, in the second such breach in less than two months. Recent site mishaps have returned Tokyo Electric Power Co, or Tepco, to the spotlight, calling...
  • Four killed after inhaling toxic gas in Palwal August 12, 2013

    Palwal: Four persons were killed after they inhaled toxic gas leaking out of the underground water purification plant at a leather factory here. Superintendent of Police Jagat Singh said the leakage was reported from an underground tank which was part of the water purifying set-up of the factory, situated in Agra Chowk...
  • Beijing: Air pollution reaches alarming level January 15, 2013

    Beijing: China seems to be losing its battle with air pollution as experts warn against the high level of toxins in the air in its capital city, Beijing. Gauging the threat, schools have been advised to keep children indoors and a smog alert has been sounded. Air pollution remained worse on...
  • Amy Winehouse drank herself to death: inquest January 9, 2013

    London: A second inquest into Amy Winehouse's death has confirmed that the singer died of drinking too much alcohol. The 27-year-old 'Rehab' singer was found dead at her home in Camden, north London, in 2011. The verdict is identical to the first hearing which had to be repeated after the deputy...
  • 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 clean-up 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...
  • SC refuses entry to toxic ship Exxon Valdez May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has banned the Exxon Valdez from entering India, saying the ship involved in one of the worst US oil spills will not be allowed in for dismantling until it has been decontaminated. The ship, now known as the "Oriental Nicety," entered Indian waters last week and...
  • 25 states drinking unsafe water: Ministry data May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Are we drinking poisoned water? According to data submitted in Parliament, groundwater across 25 states is contaminated with chemicals beyond permissible limits, and this may cause severe health complications. Dangerous levels of fluorides, nitrates and heavy metals like lead have been found in pockets of 158 districts across 25...
  • Toxic colours on Holi: 13-year-old dies in Mumbai March 10, 2012

    Mumbai: Holi celebrations took a tragic turn in Mumbai as a 13-year-old boy died from colour poisoning after Holi celebrations. More than 220 people, mostly children, from Dharavi were hospitalized after they played with spurious colours. A majority of 210 patients were admitted to Mumbai's Sion Hospital and 12 others...
  • Mumbai: Teen succumbs to Holi colour poisoning March 9, 2012

    Mumbai: A 13-year-old boy died due to Holi colour poisoning while undergoing treatment at a hospital in suburban Ghatkopar in Mumbai, civic officials said on Friday. Viky Walmiki, who suffered from colour poisoning during Holi celebrations in Dharavi area, succumbed at the Rajawadi Hospital on Thursday night, they said. Nine other persons...
  • Mumbai: 150 poisoned by toxic colours hospitalised March 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Holi celebrations took a tragic turn in Mumbai on Thursday. For more than 150 families in Mumbai's Dharavi it was certainly not a happy Holi after their children were admitted to Sion Hospital for colour poisoning. The hospital saw a steady stream of children and young adults who complained of...
  • Mumbai: 'Colour poisoning' mars Holi celebrations March 8, 2012

    Mumbai: About 165 people, of which at least 150 are children, have been admitted to Mumbai's Sion hospital after they used spurious colours while playing Holi. It was certainly not a happy Holi for more than 150 families in Mumbai's Dharavi as their children were admitted to Sion hospital after...
  • Ground Zero report on Endosulfan Ban October 22, 2011

    CJ Vinaya from Kasargod, Kerala reports on the fall out of toxic pesticide Endosulfan’s use. ...
  • Barmer: Men ageing faster due to toxic water July 26, 2011

    Jaipur: The fluoride found in drinking water is beyond permissible limits in Barmer and is causing the men to age faster, and now many affected bachelors find it difficult to find brides. No young man has got married in the Balu Village for the past four years because the fluoride...
  • 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...
  • Toxic ship Gulf Jash heads towards Gujarat port June 1, 2011

    New Delhi: After the controversial Blue Lady, Clemenceau and Platinum II, another infamous toxic ship is making its way to the Indian waters. Gulf Jash, which was earlier named Probo Koala, may reach Alang ship breaking yard in Gujarat for dismantling. The ship turned towards the Indian waters after it was...
  • Beware of contaminated fruits and vegetables March 15, 2011

    Eating fresh vegetables and fruits may not always lead to good health as our food is being contaminated with rat poison and insecticides. ...
  • Stove fumes as big a killer as AIDS December 17, 2010

    New Delhi: Some 400,000 Indians die each year due to the toxic fumes from kitchen stoves that use firewood or biomass like cow-dung. A British NGO has now joined forces to stop this hazard by introducing improved stoves or "chulhas" in India. These stoves also use firewood, cow-dung and other biomass...
  • India's failure to prevent child labour December 12, 2010

    Gujarat: CNN-IBN brings a special report from Gujarat: The moving story of two teenagers who work with toxic metal scrap at the Alang Ship-breaking Yard. 13-year old Nasir Baloch of Bhavnagar does not go to school. Instead he works to sort and transport toxic scrap metal from ships at the controversial Alang...
  • Delhi winters: Toxic air particles increase December 9, 2010

    New Delhi: The winter is here with an increase in toxic dust particles in the atmosphere. It's winter and Delhi's air is heavy with toxic dust particles. As we inhale, the particles travel to our lungs which can constrict air passages and increase chances of asthma. Carbon Monoxide and Sulpher Oxides...
  • After oil spill, toxic fumigants threaten ecology August 11, 2010

    Mumbai: The oil spill off Mumbai coast has now reached the mangroves coating them black and endangering the fragile eco system. After the oil leak, the danger of lethal contamination is now emerging as the big threat. The bottles with hazardous chemicals were found washed ashore on the Navakhar beach near...
  • Cancer-causing dyes in Chinese clothes: report July 31, 2010

    Beijing: The discovery of cancer-causing textile dyes in clothing manufactured by some of the popular Chinese brands has set off alarm bells in the country. Cancer-causing toxic dyes were detected in some garments tested by the authorities, spreading concern that some buyers may be exposed to health dangers, a report in...
  • Sorry for dumping toxins near Indore: Jairam October 2, 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 clean-up 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...
  • 26 yrs on, Bhopal gas tragedy verdict on June 7 May 13, 2010

    Bhopal: Twenty-six years after the Bhopal gas tragedy which claimed thousands of lives, a local court trying the case would pronounce its verdict on June 7. Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohan P Tiwari said Thursday he will pronounce the judgement on June seven on the toxic leak from the Union Carbide India...