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15 May 2014 - Dow blocks Amnesty & other shareholders' cries to confront its liabilities in Bhopal

  • Posted on: 23 May 2014
  • By: SfB.Website
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A shareholder resolution put forward by Amnesty International, Calvert Investments and other Dow Investors was blocked leading up to Dow's Annual General Meeting. Amnesty's press release is below, Calvert Invetment's can be found here.

Amnesty International Reports: (WASHINGTON, D.C.) - As we near the 30th anniversary of the devastating gas leak from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) is still choosing to ignore the toxic legacy of the disaster. In stark contrast, survivors and residents of Bhopal have no choice but to live with the tragedy on a daily basis; over 100,000 people still suffer from health problems due to exposure to the gas and there remain high levels of contaminants in soil at the former factory site and the local groundwater due to the plant's prior operations.

US Environmental Justice Activist, Diane Wilson, remembers her time in Bhopal

  • Posted on: 29 April 2014
  • By: SfB.Website
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There's a lot of people who are disturbed about the picture of the young child on my Facebook profile. I am writing this, on the eve of April 28, International Workers Memorial Day, to explain why I keep that picture as my profile photo and also why Bhopal should never be forgotten:

I am a commercial fisherwoman from Texas and Union Carbide ( now Dow) has existed outside my fishing village of Seadrift since I was born. I am 65. That’s a lot of years. I never knew about Bhopal until the day Union Carbide blew up near my hometown. The year was 1990. That’s when I first heard the word Bhopal.{C}

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