Category Archives: Water Contamination

‘False Affidavit Submitted on Water Quality’

Four of the main groups representing survivors of the Bhopal Disaster have accused the local government of submitting a false affidavit to the Supreme Court of India regarding the quality of drinking water. The affidavit concerns water supplies that have been piped in to communities affected by ground water contaminated with chemicals emanating from toxic […]

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Public Interest Litigation in the Madhya Pradesh High Court

Following adapted from ‘Injustice Incorporated. Corporate Abuses and the Human Right to Remedy’. Amnesty International, 2014. In July 2004, one of the victims’ organizations, the Bhopal Gas Peedith Mahila Udyog Sangathan (BGPMUS), filed proceedings in the Madhya Pradesh High Court against a number of defendants, including the government of India, the Madhya Pradesh state government, […]

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IITR Confirms 42 Colonies Now Affected by Contaminated Water Crisis

The Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) has now submitted its latest report, regarding the contamination of groundwater in Bhopal communities, to the apex committee of the Supreme Court. The report confirms excessive levels of nitrate, chloride and heavy metals in 20 further colonies, bringing to 42 the number with groundwater contaminated by chemicals believed […]

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Indian Institute of Toxicological Research Tests Water of 20 More Bhopal Communities for Chemical Contamination

A recent interim order from the Indian Supreme Court has acknowledged that 20 more housing colonies have become affected by the contamination of their groundwater, bringing the overall number to 42, and a team from the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) was due in Bhopal, on the 2nd April, to begin collecting water samples. […]

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We believe Dow & DuPont 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.