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Six blinded in Bhopal cleanup trial

Written By mediavigil on Saturday, June 26, 2010 | 1:21 AM

Six workers have been exposed to radioactive waste during a trial run for disposal of 346 tonnes of Union Carbide toxic waste in Madhya Pradesh.

The accident happened at Ramky Enviro Engineers in the industrial town of Pithampur 22 kilometres from Indore.

The workers have suffered from partial loss of vision.

The plan to dispose off 346 tonnes of industrial waste lying at the now defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal had run into trouble. Before the accident NGOs raised objections about the government beginning disposal without taking anyone into confidence.

26 Jun 2010
Times Now
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