Pollution in Bhopal around tragedy site

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has carried out a study to assess the status of ground water quality and soil characteristics around Bhopal gas accident site in the surroundings of Union Carbide of India Ltd. (UCIL), Bhopal. The CPCB study confirms presence of heavy metals, pesticides and some of the volatile organic compounds in the soil samples and the groundwater. The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers has prepared an action plan which is under implementation. A Treatment Storage and Disposal Facility has been established at Peethampur in Madhya Pradesh for the proper disposal of hazardous waste of UCIL.