Monthly Archives: March 2011

Like Bhopal, Fukushima may haunt future

From The Times of India online: Subodh Varma, TNN | Mar 16, 2011, 02.41am IST The spectre of lethal radioactive fallout from the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima in Japan continued to haunt the country as ripples of panic spread to distant shores. Fifty workers and technicians quarantined inside the power station complex were fighting […]

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14 Dow Chemical takes over Union Carbide

From Sathyu’s Introduction to Bhopal for Young People In 2001, another US corporation, The Dow Chemical Company took over Union Carbide Corporation. Dow and Union Carbide have long been in the same business. Both produced poisonous gases for killing people in the two world wars and both were part of the project that led to […]

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13 Union Carbide’s response

From Sathyu’s Introduction to Bhopal for Young People The bosses in the USA were shocked to hear about the disaster, which is weird because they knew two years previously that it was a disaster waiting to happen. However, their shock was not due to the death and misery in Bhopal, they were worried about two […]

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12 Born disabled

From Sathyu’s Introduction to Bhopal for Young People Samples of groundwater have been tested by both government officials and non government organisations such as Greenpeace and found to contain high levels of chemicals that cause cancers and birth defects and damage the brain, lung, liver, kidneys and other organs. In fact the breastmilk of mothers […]

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11 Union Carbide still poisons Bhopal

From Sathyu’s Introduction to Bhopal for Young People The pesticide factory that leaked the poisonous gases on that terrible night was shut down soon after. But the factory continues to poison the land and the groundwater and the people living in its neighbourhood. In the 14 years that the factory produced pesticides, it also produced […]

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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.