Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) to release its new study on massive mercury poisoning in Uttar Pradesh
Study to be released by CSE director-general Sunita Narain at press conference in Lucknow
Points to a public health crisis in the making
Venue: Rai Umanath Bali Auditorium, Kaiserbagh, Lucknow
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Time: 10.30 AM
Singrauli in Uttar Pradesh. The industrial powerhouse of India with massive coal reserves and numerous power plants. A region which should have been thriving, prosperous and happy.
It’s not. Pollution and poverty reign supreme here.
In mid-2012, CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Laboratory began an extensive analysis of water and soil samples from the region, as well as biological samples such as blood, nails and hair of local people. The aim was to find out precisely what industrial pollution was doing to the district’s environment, ecology and people.
The results of the tests have exposed a tale of terrible contamination and ill-health stalking the region.
We invite you to a Press Conference where the study results will be released by Sunita Narain, our director general.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is one of India’s leading research and advocacy bodies working on issues of environment, pollution control and development. CSE’s Pollution Monitoring Laboratory has done seminal work in exposing contamination – ranging from contamination in food products (soft drinks, honey) to that in land, water and people’s bodies (Bhopal, Punjab).