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India: Court order for Dow to appear, proposed cleanup plan are “ray of hope” for survivors of Bhopal gas disaster that killed over 22,000, says Amnesty

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25 July 2016

India: Sabotage led to Bhopal gas tragedy: Former plant manager of UCIL

Author: Amarjeet Singh, Times News Network

Gas tragedy that killed thousands was sabotage, claimed the counsel of then production manager of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) SP Chouhdary, during the hearing at Bhopal district court...Roy alleged before court that...tragedy was sabotage and design defect theory that the fault in design led to the incident is not based on investigations...saying that the investigations were malafide, mischevious motivated and fraudulent and in the whole process they have played a false on the victims who have died. Actual criminals should be brought before the court. Truth must come out.

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14 July 2016

India: Bhopal organisation moves for ex-parte trial proceedings against Dow Chemical

Author: India Blooms News Service

Leaders of all the organisations of survivors of the Union Carbide Disaster in Bhopal on Wednesday condemned the governments of both India and USA for the non appearance of any representative of Dow Chemical Company in the ongoing criminal case on the disaster...In the last two years Dow Chemical has thrice ignored the court's notice and all that the Indian government has done is send one meek request after another and not utter a word on the violation of the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) in not serving the notice on Dow Chemical," said Rachna Dhingra of BGIA. It was submitted that the CBI is deliberately shielding the Accused....Bhopal survivors' organisations had collected over one hundred thousand signatures on a petition demanding that the US DoJ serve Bhopal Court's notice on Dow Chemical as per the terms of the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty signed between India and USA in 1991. As per the terms of the petition on Whitehouse.gov website the US government is obligated to respond to charges of violation of MLAT by the US DoJ.

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7 August 2013

Ray of hope for survivors of the Bhopal disaster [India]

Author: Madhu Malhotra, Amnesty International

…[T]he devastating 1984 gas leak at the Bhopal pesticide plant in India…estimated …[to have]…killed more than 22,000 people and left another 100,000 suffering from health problems…the impact of the leak and the plant’s former operations continue to be felt today by people in the area…On 23 July 2013, a Bhopal court ordered US chemical giant The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) to appear before it to explain why its wholly owned subsidiary UCC has repeatedly ignored court summons in the ongoing criminal case concerning the disaster…on 1 August 2013, the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)…released its action plan for the environmental remediation of the Bhopal site and surrounding areas…There’s still a long way to go, but these two developments have been welcome and positive news.

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2 August 2013

Bhopal gas tragedy: A timeline [India]

Author: Krishnadas Rajagopal, Indian Express

...[T]imeline of the Bhopal gas tragedy that resulted in the death of 5,295 human beings and injuries to almost 5,68,292 persons.

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1 August 2013

Contamination of UCIL site remains a threat for Bhopal [India]

Author: Centre for Science & Environment

…Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has analysed all the studies and their conclusions…[and]…released a comprehensive action plan for ridding the site of this contamination…Based on the criticality and required time-frame for implementation, the measures have been divided into two sections – immediate and medium/long-term.

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23 July 2013

India: Court decision requires Dow Chemical to respond to Bhopal gas tragedy [India]

Author: Amnesty International

…The Dow Chemical Company...summonsed to appear before a court in Bhopal, India…to explain why its wholly owned subsidiary, Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), has repeatedly ignored court summons in the ongoing criminal case concerning the 1984 Bhopal disaster, where UCC is accused of “culpable homicide not amounting to murder… …The summoning of Dow is potentially a giant step towards establishing the criminal liability of Union Carbide Corporation.

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