Toxic corridors - Photos
Courtesy of Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti. Main feature. Hazardous solid waste dumped by chemical industries in Vapi by the Damanganga river close to the industrial estate. The waste is washed into the river by monsoon rains and pollutes the river. This pollution contaminates a clean water sources (wells and river itself) for over 20 villages upto the sea, on the banks of the river.
A primary school borewell in Vadhiavad hamlet of Kocharva village near Phase III of Vapi industrial estate. A nearby well has been found with mercury almost 100 times allowable limit by WHO standards. Children are forced to drink this water as a clean water source is over a mile away. Mercury is a very toxic heavy metal affecting neurological development of children and bone development.