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German Firm Withdraws Offer to Dispose of Contaminated Soil from Bhopal

12:29 PM MDT | September 19, 2012 | Sotirios Frantzanas

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ; Bonn, Germany), a company owned by the federal government of Germany and that operates in many fields internationally, says it has withdrawn its offer to dispose of 350 m.t. of soil contaminated with pesticides from Bhopal, India. GIZ's decision follows three months of unsuccessful contract negotiations with the Indian government that increased "uncertainties on both sides," the company says.  Hazardous waste disposal through GIZ is no longer an option, but if the commission had...

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