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Bhopal Dow protest

UK: Olympics ethical sourcing code attacked for choosing Dow

A decision to use Dow Chemical Company to provide fabric wrap for the Olympic games has sparked protests from groups that continue to hold that the company, having bought Union Carbide in 2001, is responsible for the major chemical accident in Bhopal in 1984.

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India: Bhopal survivors use Obama visit to press case

Campaigners and survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster used the visit of President Obama to India to highlight their call for the former head of Union Carbide Warren Anderson to be extradited to face charges in an Indian court.

Bhopal trial: Eight convicted over India gas disaster

A court in the Indian city of Bhopal has sentenced eight people to two years each in jail over a gas plant leak that killed thousands of people in 1984. The convictions are the first since the disaster at the Union Carbide plant - the world's worst industrial accident.

India: Campaigners attack Tata's clean up offer at Bhopal

Campaigners have demonstrated against the offer by Tata Group to pay for, and clean up, toxic waste left by the 1984 gas leak disaster in Bhopal. The company was accused of seeking to let Union Carbide off the hook and pave the way for its new owner Dow Chemical to return to India.

Dow awarded for leadership in energy management

Dow has been recognised for outstanding leadership in energy management by the annual Industrial Energy Technology Conference, citing the companies success in pursuing aggressive energy efficiency goals.

India: Prime Minister responds to Bhopal hunger strike

Manmohan Singh, the Indian Prime Minister, has brought a week-long hunger strike by survivors of the 1984 Bhopal tragedy to an end by meeting a number of their demands - but stopping short of agreeing to a prosecution of Union Carbide.

Dow bullish in face of onslaught on environmental performance

Dow's President and CEO Andrew Liveris told a packed annual meeting that the company's success would continue, and shrugged off criticisms from campaign groups on environmental performance.

Dow AgroSciences fined $2m for misleading pesticide labelling

Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, has been fined $2m in New York for illegal safety claims that may have misled customers about the dangers inherent in the use of the products.

Bhopal victims will appeal court setback

Vicitms of the Bhopal gas disaster have said that they will appeal a New York court ruling that dismissed a class action seeking damages.

Dow Chemical announces major employee training for ethics

The Dow Chemical Company has announced a company wide initiative to transform the way in which its 50,000 employee workforce is trained to handle ethical issues.

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