The most influential process safety accident passed its 20th anniversary on Dec 3, 2004. At an international symposium to mark the event in Kanpur, India during the week of this anniversary, process safety practitioners from around the world assembled to discuss progress in resolving the Bhopal tragedy and in advancing the practice of process safety worldwide.

Soil profiles of Kathmandu urban area exhibit significant variations in magnetic
susceptibility and saturation isothermal remanence (SIRM), which can be used to discriminate environmental pollution.

Unwise dumping of wastes in land lead to soil followed by water pollution. Wazirpur, an authorized industrial area, in Delhi, is one of the major sources of pollution in this city.


M/s. Sterlite Industries (India) Limited (SIIL), a public limited company, is the flagship company of the Sterlite Group. The proposed project will bring an investment of Rs. 4500 crores to the state of Orissa where the per capita income is about half of the national level. The Lanjigarh bauxite deposit falls in Rayagada and Kalahandi districts of Orissa.


Due to the surface mining at Makrana, the flora, hydrological relations and soil biological systems are drastically disturbed. In Makrana the main cause of environmental pollution is marble mining dust particulates and stone crusher dust. Analysis of the samples showed that the soil of Makrana is saline sodic because of high pH value and excess sodium presence. The agricultural field near these marble mines and stone crushers areas show poor growth and yield of crops and vegetable crops was noticed.

Where does fact end and fiction begin? An oil spill in the southern Nigerian swamp led to the destruction of over 200 hectares of forest and agricultural land. This is the third time in the last

Microorganisms to fight pollution

A common fern, known as the brake fern (Pteris vittata), endemic to California, usa, has been found to soak up extraordinary amounts of arsenic without any ill effects to itself. This may offer a