Caustic-chlorine sector: Under pressure

What would you say of an industry that takes common salt and turns it into one of the most environmentally deadly substances we know of today, namely chlorine? And what if in its production process it uses yet another deadly substance, mercury? We are talking about India’s caustic-chlorine industry. Centre for Science and Environment’s (cse) Green Rating Project has recently completed the environmental rating of this sector’s life cycle.

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