Posts tagged ‘Union Carbide’

November 20, 2011

Dow and Bhopal….dragging the nightmare along wherever you go

Dow is a sponsor of the London Olympics but probably never thought that Bhopal would follow them around to London and emerge like their worst nightmare one more time. The tragedy of a flawed inheritance compounded by corporate resistance to do more than legally mandated, the fire of social protest fed by an unrelenting sense of moral rightness….how much longer will this go on? The Economic Times today has the latest on the London protest

January 28, 2011

Dow makes $10 million commitment to sustainability. Is any of it coming to Bhopal?

Bhopal disaster: Amongst the 10 worst according to environment experts….. 

In terms of death toll, lasting injuries, and damage to the environment. Also seen as the worst industrial tragedy of all times. Wholly man made and a result of total corporate negligence. The Gulf Oil Spill has displaced all such earlier tragedies in people’s minds but when this kind of “do good” news comes out this question must be asked. Dow bought out Union Carbide. Union Carbide was the culprit. Dow preferred to look at legal and statutory agreements and not at the moral and ethical requirements. Up till July 2010 the people of Bhopal were still fighting it out in court with Dow.

This sites tell it all:

http://pulsemedia.org/2010/06/26/the-bhophal-disaster-an-ongoing-tragedy/

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