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June , 2015
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Mercury Pollution-hit Kodai Unilever Ex-workers Protest at Firm's Mumbai HQ

Source: New Indian Express, Date: June , 2015

Ex-workers affected due to mercury pollution by the Hindustan Unileverís now-defunct thermometer factory in Kodaikanal,†on Monday†staged a protest at the companyís headquarters in Andheri, Mumbai, when the Annual General Meeting with shareholders was held. Supported by 30 volunteers from Mumbai, 11 families from Kodaikanal took part in the protest, holding placards and photographs of deceased workers and children. They appealed to the shareholders to make the company address its liabilities. The workers also gave pamphlets to shareholders detailing Unileverís actions that polluted a scrapyard in Kodaikanal where the company dumped toxic mercury wastes. The resultant death toll stands at 45 workers of the now-defunct Unilever factory besides 12 of their children.

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