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The European Commission (ec) recently issued a second formal warning to Slovenia to implement European Union rules on the prevention of sea pollution. In case of further non-compliance, ec threatened to drag the East European country to the court of the European Communities in Luxembourg.


Toxic Sludge

On December 3 1984, more than 40 tons of methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, immediately killing at least 3,800 people and causing significant morbidity and premature death for many thousands more. The company involved in what became the worst industrial accident in history immediately tried to dissociate itself from legal responsibility.

The Central Government today issued yet another notification banning employment of children in six more activities and processes including rag picking and scavenging. Issued as part of the

Nike has been getting raked over the coals in recent weeks for a Feb. 22 report documenting sexual harassment, physical punishments and other abuse at factories that make its products in Indonesia.

The government proposes to withdraw 18 lakh children from hazardous occupations, the Union labour minister Dr Satyanarayan Jatiya said here on

For the past three or four years, environmental groups have been highlighting conditions in ship demolition yards, primarily in the Indian subcontinent and China. So the code's call for all ships to

The campaign against child labour, disputing claims by fireworks manufacturers, estimates that about 45,000 children are still employed in the fireworks units in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, in hazardous

Last year before Diwali, the Tamil Nadu Fireworks and Amorces Manufacturers' Association (TFAA) put out advertisements proclaiming that there was no child labour involved in the firecracker industry.

Fire burned out of control on Tuesday at the scene of pipleline explosion in southern Nigeria that killed about 250 villagers who had been scooping up gasoline with buckets, witnesses