KOCHI: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the pollution control board (PCB) to inspect the secured landfill areas and effluent collection tanks at Kuzhikandom Thodu on the Eloor-Edayar

KOCHI: The expert panel from the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) submitted its report on the pollution in the Periyar River before the Chennai bench of the National Gr

Official efforts to safely dispose of endosulfan stocks stored in the Plantation Corporation of Kerala (PCK) godowns in Kasaragod and Mannarkad have met with a new hurdle with the Ernakulam distric

The authorities are yet to come up with a clear and effective plan to dispose the remaining stock of 1,600 litres of endosulfan in Kasargod.

Standing Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers (2012-13), present this Thirty-Sixth Report on the subject 'Production and Availability of Pesticides' of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers (Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals).

Local villagers under banner of Lok Maitri launched protests against the state govt move.

Indore: The State Government, which faced stiff opposition from people and NGOs when it gave its nod for disposal of toxic waste of the Union Carbide, is contemplating to dispose 10 tons of toxic waste of Hindustan Insecticide Ltd. ( HIL) at the incinerator in Pithampur.

Councillors of Eloor municipality on Tuesday laid siege to the environment surveillance centre of the State Pollution Control Board at Eloor. The protest was to press for their demands including action against the public-sector Hindustan Insecticides Ltd. (HIL) for allegedly dumping chemical effluents in to the Kuzhikandam creek.

Municipal authorities had issued a notice to the HIL management on Monday directing them to remove the outlet carrying effluents into the creek. The notice was issued after residents complained that the dumping had triggered a foul smell in the region.

The Plantation Corporation of Kerala, the public sector company promoting cash crops, has decided to seek State Government’s permission to move court against the manufactures of Endosulfan, which includes public sector firms like Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL).

Endosulfan is an off-patent pesticide recently banned in the country for its toxic effects on humans. According to the corporation chairman Varghese George, the manufacturers were actually responsible for the tragedy that had struck several villages in Kasaragod. Mr George was referring to large-scale congenital deformities reported in Kasaragod district.

73.75 litres condense to 10 kg, bulk either evaporated or leaked out

Raising environmental and health concerns, officials repacking endosulfan in fresh vessels have found that the pesticide has either leaked out or evaporated from a corroded barrel kept at the Plantation Corporation of Kerala’s (PCK) Cheemeni estate. It came to the notice of the officials of the Pollution Control Board, Hindustan Insecticide Ltd., medical team, and the taskforce appointed by the district administration when they started to repack the banned pesticide on day three of ‘Operation Blossom Spring’ at the PCK warehouse at Cheemeni,

Operation Blossom Spring first taken up at Periye

Authorities started the process of detoxifying endosulfan stocked in three warehouses of the Plantation Corporation of Kerala here on Sunday. Operation Blossom Spring was first taken up at the warehouse at Periye, transferring 914.55 litres of the pesticide in six corroded barrels to high-density polyethylene barrels. A team of personnel from Hindustan Insecticide Ltd. and the Kerala State Pollution Control Board and medical experts did the highly delicate transfer.