A US ship laden with neurotoxic mercury on its way to India has been sent back to Port Said, Egypt, where it was stationed. This was result of strong protests by environmental organisations and the refusal of the Indian government to allow the toxic shipment to land on the country's shores. The batch was a part of a consignment of 118 tonnes of mercury that D F Goldsmith Incorporation, a metal broker firm in the US, had sent to an undisclosed Indian buyer (see

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