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Panel to study impact of hydel projects on Uttarakhand's ecology

Date of Release: 
Oct 19 2013

Acting on a Supreme Court order, the ministry of environment and forests has constituted an expert committee to make a detailed study whether the environmental degradation caused by hydroelectric power projects (existing ones and those under construction) in the river basins of Alaknanda, Bhagirathi and their tributaries had led to the disaster in Uttarakhand in June.

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Indian group offers new plan for Bhopal gas disaster

Date of Release: 
Aug 7 2013
The international fight for justice by survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster in India has been a rollercoaster ride of delay, disappointment and few victories for families of the tens of thousands of people who died in one of the world's worst industrial disasters.
 
However, three recent major legal and environmental developments suggest that the fight following the catastrophe is far from over.
 
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