SIGN PETITION: LOCOG should drop DOW Chemical

zBMhxdcUcmoFogF-580x326-noPadLOCOG should drop DOW Chemical as partners of the London 2012 Olympic Games and providers of the Olympic stadium wrap.

Go to Change.org to sign the petition.

Why This Is Important

Dow Chemical acquired Union Carbide as a wholly owned subsidiary in 2001. They are therefore responsible for the clean-up of the former Union Carbide Factory site in Bhopal, India. The area around the factory is densely populated and continues to be heavily contaminated by chemicals and toxins produced by the factory which Dow, despite their evident responsibility, have thus far refused to clean up.

The situation in Bhopal is a humanitarian and environmental catastrophe that continues to affect tens of thousands of people today.

The organisers of the Olympic Games claim that they are commited to organising a sustainable and environmentally friendly event. It is therefore completely unacceptable  for Dow Chemical to be partnered with the London Olympic Games, and the wider International Olympic Organisation.

For more information on the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, go to bhopal.net

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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.