When the annals of corporate accountability, culpability and negligence in India are compiled, the erstwhile Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) is sure to top the list. But not far behind will be Hindustan Unilever (HUL). On4 March, HUL reached an out-of-court settlement with 591 of its former employees from the now defunct thermometer plant in Kodaikanal. The very fact it did is an acknowledgement that the workers were exposed to occupational hazards, something it had stubbornly denied for over a decade.

As dumping and burning of around 200 kg of bio-medical waste has led to environmental pollution at Kadamba Plateau, Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has directed the Health Department to c

INDORE: A plan is being charted out for the safe disposal of toxic waste lying at the defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, the gas leakage from where killed more than 25,000 people in December

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Parminder Singh Vs. Punjab PCB & Ors dated 23/09/2015 regarding pollution caused by M/S Matharu Chemical Industries, Sangrur District, Punjab.

According to the petitioners the said unit was manufacturing H-acid, i.e. Sodium Salt, which is highly toxic in nature and the waste material, from the process of manufacturing is highly hazardous to the environment.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Janardan Chandar Patil Vs. Union of India dated 17/08/2015 regarding the location of chemical, petro chemical and also hazardous industries which are located in proximity of newly developed residential area, Navi Mumbai.

In the present Application, Applicant Janardan has challenged illegal actions of the Respondents affecting the public at large on following grounds :-

i) Gross failure to maintain ambient air quality in the residential zone;

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Ashok Kajale & Ors. Vs M/s Godavari Bio-Refineries Ltd. & Ors. dated 19/05/2015 regarding industrial activities by M/s. Godhavari Bio-Refineries Ltd. causing ground water pollution and thereby affecting ground water quality, pollution of river Godavari and loss of agriculture. The Applicants are seeking certain directions against the Industry and Respondent authorities including compensation and restitution of environment.

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked nine heavy and medium polluting industries to set up a green belt to mitigate environmental impact due to their operations.

European, Turkish and Chinese recyclers are set to benefit from strict new EU rules on breaking up old ships, but the practice of dismantling them on beaches in South Asia at great human and enviro

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), on Thursday, directed the authorities concerned to demarcate all the residential colonies in close proximity of hazardous industries at Mandideep.

Five of the country's 32 severely polluted industrial areas are in Jharkhand, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has concluded after studying air, water and soil quality across the country