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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.

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.

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.

Investors press for Bhopal settlement

International investor funds, including Trillium Asset Management, Domini Social Investments and the Calvert Group have advised Union Carbide to settle claims of liabilities of over $500m arising from the Bhopal gas leak. They have suggested that the company risks losing billions of dollars in market capitalisation if it fails to do so.

India: Police arrest 100 at Bhopal disaster protest

About 100 protesters were arrested in central India yesterday after they invaded a plant that was the site of the 1984 Bhopal poison gas disaster and demanded its clean-up.

India to press for Bhopal extradition

India is to press ahead with an extradition request against the former chairman of Union Carbide Warren Anderson over the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster that killed 3,000 people.

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