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9 Feb 2014

Justin King, Digital Journal (USA)

Dow sues activists in India over Bhopal protest

Dow has filed its fourth lawsuit against activists in India that are seeking compensation for the 1984 gas leak at a Union Carbide Corporation facility in Bhopal...Dow purchased Union Carbide Corporation in 2001. Dow is seeking about $400,000 in the suit against the activists. In 2002, a similar suit was filed for $10,000 for “loss of work” relating to a two-hour demonstration outside the company’s office...Indians affected by the Bhopal disaster received $500 each. A Dow spokesperson, Kathy Hunt stated, "You can't really do more than that, can you? $500 is plenty good for an Indian."...Dow Chemical reportedly had net sales of over $57 billion in 2013...