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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Letters-91: Dumping of Toxic wastes

A letter by Manicklal Chakraborty, Chennai, in the City Mailbox of the Chennai edition of The Times of India dated July 18, 2012:

Apropos the news report, "INDIAN PORTS STUCK WITH TOXIC WASTE FROM EUROPE" (July 17, 2012), the fragile ecosystem along the 7,600 km-long Indian coastline faces a serious threat.  Even as dangerous foreign waste continues to be dumped here, it is unfortunate that the shipping ministry promises immediate action but does little.  Before things go from bad to worse, the ministry of surface transport and the ministry of environment and forests must act to save our ecosystem.  Will they?


The article that appeared in the Times of India issue of July 17, 2012, under the caption, "Indian ports stuck with toxic waste dumped by Europe" by Arun Janardhanan, TNN:
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-07-17/india/32712799_1_indian-ports-toxic-waste-major-ports


For more info on Toxic Wastes from Wikipedia:

An Overview of Toxic Waste Facts, Toxic Waste Information from the National Geographic:
Learn about the causes and effects of Toxic Waste at National Geographic, and ... Violations, like dumping hazardous waste:

Grateful thanks to Mr.Manicklal Chakraborty, The Times of India, The National Geographic and Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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