Minamata Convention: deal signed to phase out mercury by 2020
From 2020, production, import and export of products that contain mercury will be banned under Minamata Convention
So less, so late
India a mercury hotspot
At a time when most countries are phasing out mercury, India has donned the dubious mantle of the world's toxic capital. Its import of elemental …
Nations renew commitment for Minamata Convention at UNGA meet
18 countries sign the treaty at a high-level meeting in New York
Infamy and after
Minamata in Japan and Bhopal in India. Two of the worst cases of chemical disaster to have hit the world this century. Years later, the …
What goes down must come up
It is a crime. Numerous factories deliberately inject untreated effluents directly into the ground, contaminating underground aquifers. Down …
How did it go wrong?
The corrupt and inefficient among pollution control authorities have surrendered India's groundwater to unscrupulous industrial units
Disasters in the making?
Groundwater contamination in India is verging on disastrous proportions, especially with regard to mercury
It is a crime. Numerous factories deliberately inject untreated effluents directly into the ground, contaminating underground aquifers. Down To …