Archive for May, 2008

Bhopal activists in India want Dow Chemical to pay for clean-up

May 12, 2008 No Comments

AFP, May 12, 2008 International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal activist Satinath Sarangi (left) NEW DELHI (AFP) — Activists for victims of India’s 1984 Bhopal gas leak said Monday that as the owner of the former Union Carbide, Dow Chemicals should pay for a clean-up before any new business in the country. Dow Chemicals, which […]

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Dow Chemical investments in India at risk, PMO files reveal

May 12, 2008 No Comments

Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationary Karamchari Sangh Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangarsh Morcha Bhopal Group for Information and Action May 12 2008, New Delhi: “Irrespective of the manner in which [Union Carbide Corporation] has merged or has been acquired by Dow Chemicals, if there is any legal liability, it would have to be borne […]

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Twenty-four years after

May 09, 2008 No Comments

Indra Sinha, Indian Express editorial, May 9, 2008 Damaged children are still being born in Bhopal. So who’s responsible? Indra Sinha Recently, the UK’s Guardian newspaper published a shot of what looked like a golf bag containing a pair of clubs. These were in fact the shrivelled, twisted legs of 14-year-old Adil, one of hundreds […]

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Should Dow be allowed to do business in India?

May 07, 2008 No Comments

Sreelatha Menon, Business Standard, May 07, 2008 DEBATE The two issues that remain are whether Dow inherited Union Carbide’s liabilities and why the government never cleaned up Bhopal after settling with Carbide Scot Wheeler, Director Communications, Dow Chemicals, Midland, US ‘Dow did not inherit Union Carbide’s liabilities. Furthermore, Carbide settled its liabilities with the Indian […]

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Bhopal gas victims gate-crash PM house, held

May 06, 2008 No Comments

CNN-IBN, May 6, 2008 New Delhi: The night of December 2, 1984 has stretched into 23 years, but the Bhopal gas tragedy lives on in the minds of people and in their bodies. One of the survivors of the tragedy, Rashida Bi says that they are still forced to drink contaminated water as they do […]

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Bhopal children knock at Manmohan’s door

May 06, 2008 No Comments

The Hindu, May 6, 2008 Police personnel preventing Bhopal gas victims from staging a surprise demonstration with their children outside the Prime Minister’s residence in New Delhi on Monday. NEW DELHI: More than 40 gas-affected children from Bhopal virtually knocked at the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s door at Race Course Road to draw his attention […]

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'The media has ignored the Bhopal tragedy'

May 06, 2008 No Comments

Rediff.com, May 6, 2008 Dominique Lapierre, author of Five Minutes Past Midnight, a book on the tragedy that visited Bhopal in the midnight of December 2, 1984, talks to Sreelatha Menon on the continuing suffering and neglect of the survivors of the Union Carbide gas leak. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan on Monday. You […]

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Bhopal kids drinking poison water: Dominique Lapierre

May 05, 2008 No Comments

Thaindian.com, May 5, 2008 New Delhi(IANS): Expressing solidarity with the survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, French author and activist Dominique Lapierre has said the children growing up in the affected area are drinking “poisoned water”. After visiting the survivors who were protesting near Jantar Mantar here Sunday evening, Lapierre has requested Prime Minister […]

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Indian police hold 80 Bhopal protesters

May 05, 2008 No Comments

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press Writer, Boston Globe, May 5, 2008 Nida, 10 months old, an allegedly Bhopal gas leak disaster victim’s deformed daughter, looks out from the window of a bus after being arrested along with her parents from outside Indian prime minister’s house, in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 5, 2008. More than 40 […]

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Police detain Bhopal protesters

May 05, 2008 No Comments

BBC News, May 5, 2008 Bhopal protesters say babies born since the disaster suffer illnesses Police in India’s capital have detained dozens of protesters demanding more help for victims of the world’s worst industrial disaster, at Bhopal in 1984. They were briefly taken into custody after an unauthorised protest outside Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s office. […]

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