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Is a Bhopal survivor’s life worth 100 times less than that of an Alaskan sea bird?

In the website of the International Campaign for Justice (ICJB) a shocking fact reveals that: “Corporations value a Bhopal survivor’s life at 100 times less than that of an Alaskan sea bird. This seems unbelievable but it’s actually true. In 1989 Exxon spent $51,000 on the rehabilitation of each bird affected by its oil disaster. […]

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When is a Settlement NOT a Settlement

Thirty years ago today, a ‘settlement’ was made for the Bhopal Disaster. There was no consultation with its survivors. Union Carbide paid $470m dollars, which represented an absolute pittance when shared out among survivor, with most receiving only a few hundred dollars. By the summer of 1988 pressure was building after a fourth summons to […]

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Curative Petition in the Supreme Court

Dow is a named respondent in a forthcoming ‘curative petition’, in the Indian Supreme Court. The curative petition refers to petitions filed before the Supreme Court that seek to prevent the abuse of court process and to cure a gross miscarriage of justice. The Indian Government (GoI) states its aim as to: ‘…cure the gross […]

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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.