The Hindustan Unilever had dumped a huge amount of mercury in the Kodaikanal area of Tamil Nadu, without any safety measures. This had led to the spreading of several diseases in the vicinity and also has caused death of many children. In March 2001, the Unilever thermometer factory was shut down for environmental violations.
Today, the Unilever has its annual shareholder meeting in UK. While the company CEO will be talking about their achievements, they still have a pending task to do, which involves cleaning up of the company’s toxic mercury pollution in Kodaikanal.
The Logical Indian request your participation in a twitter storm targeting Unilever CEO @PaulPolman asking him for a thorough clean-up in Kodaikanal.
What you need to do:
Kindly log-in and tweet the below tweets and RT when you receive tweets from others. Be sure to tag @PaulPolman and use #UnileverPollutes
- Mercury hurts brain, kidneys. #UnileverPollutes dumped 1.7 tons in Kodaikanal. CleanUp. Don’t CoverUp @PaulPolman http://bit.ly/20HWpE
- #UnileverPollutes diluted cleanup standards to save money. @PaulPolman use science not commerce for cleanup goal. http://bit.ly/20HWpEZ
- Ecological not economic risk assessment; science not commerce for Hg clean-up in Kodai #UnileverPollutes @PaulPolman http://bit.ly/20HWpEZ
- Protect Pambar Shola. Cleanup mercury to ecological standards, not residential. #UnileverPollutes @PaulPolman http://bit.ly/20HWpEZ