Groundwater Near Bhopal Carbide Plant Contains Toxins, Metals

29 Oct 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, BHOPAL
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— A group of organizations working for the victims of the 1984 Union Carbide disaster in the central Madhya Pradesh city of Bhopal has claimed that groundwater near the abandoned plantwas contaminated by heavy toxic chemicals and heavy metals. The activists charge that the Madhya Pradesh state Pollution Control Board has been suppressing the information for the last five years. They say reports obtained by the organizations through the Right to Information Act show the groundwater near the Carbide factory to be contaminated with trichlorobenzene, lindane, benzene hexachloride (BHC), heptachlor, and heavy metals including mercury, nickel and cadmium...

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