Three decades after it was shut down, the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal continues to be a real danger to the people of Bhopal and there is large-scale contamination in soil and water of the area where the factory is located. Read this action plan prepared by CSE for ridding the site of contamination in five years.

BHOPAL: Contradicting Dow Chemical Company's (Dow) stated position and its opposition for higher compensation for gas victims, the leaked US government cables admits methyl isocyanate (MIC) poisono

BHOPAL: Union government continues to short-change gas victims and favour interests of Dow Chemical Company (Dow), alleged NGOs working for the Bhopal gas victims, realising a new set of documents from WikiLeaks 'Kissinger Cables' at a press conference here on Wednesday.

Citing extracts from leaked cables the activists said union minister Kamal Nath and planning commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia welcomed Dow investments in India and contradicted the Government of India's stated position on Dow's liabilities in India.

Around 200 survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster held demonstrations in front of the Dow Chemical’s office in Vikroli in suburban Mumbai on Tuesday, demanding that the company take up the criminal, civilian and environmental liability of Union Carbide, which they now own.

The demonstrators said they were protesting against Dow Chemical’s continuing business in hazardous chemicals when the survivors were dying in Bhopal and the next generation was facing health problems.

“Survivors of the December 1984 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal are more prone to developing high blood pressure than unexposed people of the same socio-economic background.”

This was disclosed by members of the Sambhavna Trust Clinic at a press conference here on Sunday. They presented findings of their recent study coinciding with World Health Day.

The Supreme Court Monday expressed anguish over the "political tussle" over disposing Bhopal toxic waste even after 28 years of the tragedy that claimed more than 15,000 lives, terming it as the "w

Five non-government organisations working among the survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster on Thursday stated that high levels of Dioxins and Furans were released from the Ramky waste incinerator at Pithampur near Indore during four trial runs between July 2010 and June 2012 and charged the Madhya Pradesh government of being silent spectator to the deliberate and repeated “poisoning of people”.

Releasing the documents obtained through the Right to Information Act, the representatives of the NGOs said that because of the high organochlorine content of the Union Carbide waste, they were likely to emit higher volumes of Dioxins and Furans on incineration. This has been corroborated through documents obtained.

BHOPAL: Officials of the state have pleaded ignorance about reports that Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had deemed Pithampur incineration facility as suitable for trial burning of the toxic wastes lying at the Union Carbide Bhopal plant.

Pithampur is among 21 TSDF sites, being evaluated for incineration of some 350 metric tons of toxic waste laying abandoned Carbide factory. Faced with opposition from local residents and villagers at Pithampur, the Madhya Pradesh government has contested incineration of Bhopal's toxic waste in the facility.

Representatives of five organisations working among the survivors of the Union Carbide gas disaster on Tuesday criticised the working of National Institute for Research in Environmental Health (NIREH) and said the performance of this organisation has been woefully short of meeting the target of benefiting the victims of the 1984 gas disaster.

Addressing a press conference here, representatives of five NGOs working for the gas victims said that NIREH was established as the 31st centre of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on October 11, 2010 with the primary objective of carrying out research to benefit the survivors of the disaster.

The Madhya Pradesh government was left red-faced Saturday when a court, hearing a plea seeking harsher sentence for the convicts in the Bhopal gas tragedy case, objected to its request seeking more