Activists demand clean up of mercury. Chairman denies people were affected. Activists want long term medical monitoring.
LONDON: A UK-based campaign group raised questions over Anglo-Dutch multinational Unilever’s activities in India during its annual general meeting here yesterday. Protesters from the UK Campaign for Justice in Kodaikanal challenged the company’s executive board over allegations of poisoning in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu where a mercury thermometer factory run by the company’s […]
Mumbai, 18 May 2007: Ex Workers and their children from the Hindustan Lever (HLL) mercury thermometer factory in Kodaikanal along with their supporters in Mumbai today protested outside the venue of the Annual General Meting (AGM) of HLL demanding accountability form the company. Eleven ex-workers exposed to toxic mercury (representing about 500 affected workers) highlighted […]
Mercury Affected Children From Kodaikanal Urge HLL Shareholders to Demand Responsibility Along with Profits from the Company Mumbai, 17 May 2007: Ex Workers and their children from the Hindustan Lever (HLL) mercury thermometer factory in Kodaikanal today addressed a press conference urging the shareholders of HLL to raise the issues of mercury contamination and long term […]
Kodaikanal/ Chennai: More than 500 residents, mostly ex-workers of a Hindustan Lever mercury thermometer factory in Kodaikanal staged a ‘salai marial’ (road blockade) at Moonjikal, Kodaikanal, today protesting the death of 47-year old P. Natarajan, an ex-worker of the factory. Ex-workers said numerous workers were exposed to toxic mercury because of unsafe working conditions and […]
Chennai: Demonstrations by more than 300 ex-workers of Hindustan Lever Ltd. (HLL) Monday in the holiday resort of Kodaikanal marked the fifth anniversary of their struggle for environmental clean-up and health rehabilitation against the multinational. The former workers demonstrated before the district authorities and pointed out that a recently-approved proposal allowed Hindustan Lever to ‘decontaminate’ […]