Bhopal: Bhopal gas tragedy survivors on Thursday marched with a jhadu (broom) at the opening ceremony of the ‘Bhopal Special Olympics’ organised to protest Dow Chemicals sponsorship of the London O

Five organisations of the survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster have planned to jointly organise ‘Bhopal Special Olympics’ on July 26, a day ahead of the London Olympics, in protest against the spon

Abandoned Carbide factory continues to leach toxic chemicals into groundwater

Even as the world prepares to witness the London Olympics starting Friday, victims and survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy have decided to pre-empt the organisers by holding a “Bhopal Special Olympics” here on Thursday. Five survivor organisations, led by the Bhopal Group for Information and Action (BGIA), will jointly organise the event on Thursday to oppose sponsorship of the Olympic Games by Dow Chemical — the current owner of Union Carbide Corporation — which “continues to evade civil, criminal and environmental liabilities of Bhopal inherited from Union Carbide.”

The Centre’s plan to dispose a fraction of the hazardous UCC waste is too little, too late, for the long-suffering victims, says Shonali Ghosal

Central Pollution Control Board accused of failure to keep the June 4 deadline

Environmentalists have accused the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of failure to keep the June 4 deadline for filing a report on groundwater contamination caused by Dow Chemical Company’s Union Carbide Corporation plant in Bhopal, despite its assurances and the need for compliance with the Supreme Court Orders dated March 28 and April 19, 2012.(In one of the world’s industrial catastrophes, thousands of people died and were injured following the leak of toxic methyl isocyanate at the UCIL pesticide plant on the night of December 2-3, 1984.)

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has failed to file a report in the Supreme Court on the status of groundwater contamination at the Union Carbide plant site in Bhopal, an environmental gr

Indore, the state's commercial capital, once dependent on the Bilawali and Limbodi water tanks, as well as from the Yashwant Sagar dam is now heavily dependent on the Narmada River (70 km away) for

The Gas Relief and Rehabilitation department on Friday constituted a committee to examine proposals for disposal of chemical wastes at the Union Carbide site.

The visible part of the waste to go to Germany first, buried part in next phase

The 350 tonnes of toxic waste dumped on the premises of the erstwhile Union Carbide factory in Bhopal would be flown to Germany to be incinerated, either there or in any other part of Europe in line with the proposal of GIZ, the German state agency. Yesterday’s cabinet approval of the proposal marks a milestone in the nearly three-decade wait to clean the 32-acre site housing remnants of the toxic pesticides left by the company after the industrial disaster there in end-1984.

Almost three decades after deadly gases spewed out of the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, the Union Cabinet has finally approved the proposal to airlift 350 tonnes of toxic waste from the defunct pesticide factory site to Germany for safe disposal.

Tuesday's Cabinet decision comes after attempts to dispose of the waste in several Indian plants were vociferously opposed by nearby residents. The Central government will pay Rs. 25 lakh to German firm GIZ to remove the waste.