Kodaikanal Mercury poisoning case came into light 15 years ago. Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (HUL) thermometer factory kept on releasing mercury waste into the environment.

In the same unit many workers suffered from health problems. The HUL has entered into settlement with former workers and their families to make payments towards their livelihood and skill enhancement.

However, still compensation for cleaning the environment has not been recovered  from HUL and decontamination of environment is still pending.