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Rethinking Bhopal- A Process Safety Perspective, Part 2

A different kind of “911” happened in 1984. September 11, 1984 was the date that Union Carbide management received the results of an “Operational Safety/Health Survey” completed at the Institute Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) Unit in West Virginia (now Bayer CropScience). Factory blueprints from that existing process were used to construct the pesticide factory where the […]

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UNISON Challenges Dow to Do The Right Thing

In the run up to the 31st Anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster, public service union UNISON wrote an official letter to Dow Chemical, at its UK headquarters, urging it to do the right thing for Bhopal. General Secretary Dave Prentis urged Dow to recognise both its legal and its moral obligations. The letter, dated 25th […]

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Dow Must Attend Criminal Case Hearing in Bhopal

The Dow Chemical Company must respond to court summons (show cause notice) tomorrow, Saturday 19th December, and attend the district court in Bhopal in relation to criminal charges pertaining to the 1984 Bhopal Gas Disaster which remain outstanding against its wholly-owned subsidiary the Union carbide Corporation (UCC). Dow has ignored three previous, consecutive criminal court […]

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Dow CEO wins lifetime achievement award- day after Bhopal Disaster 30th Anniversary

“Well done Mr.Liveris your Mum must be very proud.” Can you imagine how thick Mr.Liveris skin must be? One day after the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal Disaster, he proudly accepts a ‘lifetime achievement’ award from a chemical industry ‘slap itself on the back’ organisation in New York. Yes the ‘Chemical Marketing and Economics Group’ […]

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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.