Action assured in mercury leak case – ExpressBuzz
CHENNAI: B V Ramanna, who took over as the environment minister following the latest reshuffle, has assured to look into the issue of mercury leak from the erstwhile factory of Hindustan Unilever in Kodaikanal. The decade old issue had come under widespread criticism from residents and activists after RTI responses exposed that mercury cleanup standards […]
Is your garam masala safe from mercury?
Paliya tribes living in and around Kodaikanal are allegedly facing health problems attributable to mercury pollution, according to an NGO working with tribals in the region. However, no study has been conducted till date to validate these claims as the tribal group continues to stay away from modern healthcare facilities. “About 20-25 per cent of […]
Waiting in vain for compensation – Expressbuzz
Ruby Martine (80) walks to the graveyard every Wednesday to offer flowers at the grave of her son Christopher Martine, who worked at the Hindustan Lever Limited’s (HLL) erstwhile mercury plant in Kodaikanal. Christopher died in 1997 due to kidney failure at the age of 33 and his mother claims this was due to his […]