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CSE Lab Report: Phthalates in Toys

Delhi NGO Centre for Science and Environment tested 24 toy samples of major brands for the presence of phthalates. In October 2008, it randomly purchased toy samples from markets in Delhi. Fifteen were soft toys and nine hard toys made in four countries. Tests showed all samples contained one or more phthalates— DEHP, DINP, DBP ( di-n-butyl phthalate) and BBP (benzyl butyl phthalate), all harmful—in varying concentrations.


bhopal judgement

First trial of Bhopal gas accident takes place in US Court for Southern District of New York where Justice Keenan rejets plea by Bhopal gas victims for hearing. Directs Union Carbide to submit to jurisdiction of Indian courts.

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India's Supreme Court facilitates USD 470 million settlement between Union Carbide Corp. and Government of India for compensating victims of Bhopal gas tragedy. Court terminates all civil and criminal cases against Union Carbide officials.


Supreme Court rejects plea for review of USD 470 million settlement between Indian government and Union Carbide. Reinstates criminal proceedings against UCC Chairman and officials.

Born Into Hell

Centre for Science and Environment’s Pollution Monitoring Lab (PML) tested water and soil samples from in and around the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) factory for the presence of toxic chemicals


EIA analysis of Utkal Alumina refinery project

A representative of Vasundhra, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working in the state of Orissa on various social and environmental issues, requested us, on behalf of the local communities and NGOs of Kashipur Block in Raygada district of Orissa, to technically evaluate the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) document of:

1. The Utkal Alumina Project, located at Doragurhavillage of Kashipur Block in Rayagada district of Orissa state.

EIA analysis of uranium blocks in Meghalaya

UCIL identified two Uranium blocks named Killung and Rangam in West Khasi hills district of Meghalaya, with total reserves of 9.22 million tones with rated capacity of 0.375 MTPA. The project has acquired 351 ha of land for the establishment of mines, processing plant, DCDA plant (for H2SO4 plant), township and other facilities.

EIA analysis of Kelo Irrigation Project

The Kelo Irrigation Project is proposed on the Kelo River in Raigarh district of Chattisgarh state. The Proposed irrigation project is located across the river Kelo near Danot Village of Raigarh tehsil. It is inevitable that any development projects have both positive and negative impact on the environment.

EIA analysis of coal mining project by Jindal Steel and Power Limited

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. is planning to set up an 4 million tonnes per annum (TPA) coal mining project in Raigarh district of Chattisgarh. On behalf of the local community, Ekta Parishad, requested us to technically evaluate the Rapid Environment Impact Assessment done for the project. 

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