Six workers partially lose vision on toxic waste exposure

Last Updated: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 14:37

Bhopal: Six workers lost their vision partially following exposure to toxic waste in the industrial town of Pithampur in Dhar district, doctors treating them said on Saturday.

The incident occurred last night during trial runs at the incinerator of a TSD (treatment, storage and disposal) facility. The incinerator is currently undergoing trial runs
and after their completion, 350 tonnes of Union Carbide toxic waste is proposed to be buried there.

The doctors, who attended on the workers, said they were suffering from partial loss of vision, irritation in eyes and other parts of the body.
NGOs in Pithampur, about 22-km from Indore, are opposed to the disposal of Union Carbide waste there and plan to intensify their agitation against the move in coming days.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 14:37
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