Monday, March 15, 2010

Panel recommends Coke to pay Rs 200 crore to Kerala

There is trouble for Coca Cola as a nine-member expert panel has recommended that the government should make the multinational company pay Rs 200 crore as damages caused by its plant in Keralas Palakkad district.

There are allegations that the sludge produced at the Coke facility and supplied to farmers as fertilizer contained dangerous levels of cadmium and lead.

The company was forced to close down its unit in the village after a historic struggle by the villagers.

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