भोपाल से पीथमपुर आएगा 10 टन कचरा

करीब 30 साल पहले भोपाल में हजारों लोगों की जान लेने वाले यूनियन कार्बाइड गैस हादसे का हल अब तक नहीं निकला है। जहां हजारों लोग आज भी इस हादसे का दर्द झेलने को मजबूर हैं, वहीं कानूनी पेचीदगियों के चलते दुर्घटना स्थल पर पड़े खतरनाक केमिकल कचरे को अब तक साफ नहीं किया गया है। लेकिन सुप्रीम कोर्ट के आदेश के बाद इस कचरे को खत्म करने की तैयारी शुरू हो गई है।

Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha on disposal of toxic waste of Union Carbide factory, Srikant Kumar Jena, the minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers stated that the matter of providing oversight and support to all remediation actions, including disposal of toxic waste lying in around the UCIL plant site at Bhopal is being dealt with by the Oversight Committee constituted in the Ministry of Environment and Forests as per the decision of Cabinet.

Reacting to developments taking place in US court regarding new 'evidence' on carbide plant, the non-government organizations working for the welfare of Bhopal gas tragedy victims have expressed ho

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Union Carbide Corp (UCC) have released new evidence to show its "direct role in designing and building the pesticide plant in Bhopal" where the 1984 gas disaster killed thousands.

Union Carbide, now a Dow Chemical subsidiary, refuses to clean up the site claiming that its former Indian subsidiary bears sole responsibility for the now shuttered plant in Bhopal.

Local activists in Pithampur, have expressed serious concern over state government's move to incinerate toxic waste from Union Carbide factory, Bhopal at the Pithampur-based TSDF facility of Ramky

Pharmaceutical companies Quintiles and Sanofi have failed to follow norms while conducting clinical trials of their new drugs on Bhopal gas leak survivors, the health ministry informed the Supreme Court.

During hearings on alleged flouting of norms by pharmaceutical majors in conducting clinical trials on humans, the court had ordered the health ministry not to proceed with the clinical trials of 157 new drugs/formulations till a stricter regime was put in place.

Just days before the 29th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster of 1984, news came last Friday that no hearing took place at the Supreme Court on a curative petition filed by the central governmen

The second-, third-generation survivors continue to suffer the effects of the toxic leak

Survivors of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy this week held a sit-in at the city’s Lower Lake to mark the incident’s 19th anniversary.NGO Chingari provides the second- and third-generation children with special education and therapy. These children, who suffer ailments such as cerebral palsy, impairments of speech and hearing, epilepsy, heart diseases and others, were accompanied at the protest by parents and grandparents who survived the poisonous gas leak from Union Carbide factory here in 1984.

It was on the night of Dec 2-3, 1984, that a toxic gas leak from the Union Carbide Corporation's pesticide plant in the Madhya Pradesh capital killed and maimed thousands of people.

About Rs 4 crore earmarked for safe disposal of toxic waste lying at Union Carbide site in Bhopal was not utilised by Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB), an audit report has said.