Toxic waste to be removed from Carbide premises: Paswan

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Bhopal, Jan 5 (UNI) Union Chemical and Fertiliser Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said toxic waste from Union Carbide factory premises would be disposed of in a safe manner.

Mr Paswan made the statement while replying to a question during an interaction with reporters here.

He said a committee had been constituted in view of court directions in this regard. The committee was deliberating on how to dispose of the waste safely.

On the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984, thousands died after inhaling methyl isocyanate while several lakh continue to suffer the deleterious effect of inhaling the deadly vapours.

Removing toxic waste from the Carbide factory premises is a big challenge even after more than two decades of the disaster.

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