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India Reaches Deal to Dispose of Bhopal Hazardous Waste in Germany

12:35 PM MDT | June 19, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

The Indian government plans to dispose about 350 m.t. of hazardous waste from the Union Carbide plant at Bhopal, in the state of Madhya Pradesh India, in Germany. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ; Bonn, Germany) says that GIZ will dispose the 350 m.t. of soil contaminated with pesticides and heavy metals. The soil has seen a build up of contaminants such as insecticides, but the contamination is not related to the 1984 gas tragedy, GIZ says. The disposal is being commissioned and paid for by the Indian government, and the...

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