Following strong protests by the Maharashtra government, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has directed that hazardous waste at Bhopal's Union Carbide chemical plant, now owned by Dow Chemicals, will be incinerated at a facility at Pithampur in Madhya Pradesh. Replying to a calling attention motion in the Assembly on Monday, Maharashtra Environment Minister Sanjay Devtale said the State government had opposed the burning of waste at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) facility near Nagpur.
The Hindu, March 20, 2012
14,300 trees likely to be felled for Delhi's 3rd phase
Nearly 14,300 trees are likely to be felled during the construction work of Delhi Metro's third phase. The "Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has submitted a tentative proposal indicating removal of 14,298 trees for construction of following of metro lines in Phase-III," Minister of State for Environment and ForestsJayabtgu Natarajan said in a written reply to Lok sabha today.
The Times of India
March 19, 2012
Japanese Government Has Abandoned Us: Fukushima Evacuee Mitsuko Sonoda - In her post on South China Morning Post, Mitsuko Sonoda says Tokyo is violating the human rights of evacuees by pressuring them to return to the area, ev...