September 20, 2022
Five organizations of the survivors of the Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal have condemned the Indian government for failing to prepare for the Curative Petition that began to be heard in the Supreme Court today. They demanded that the government use the three weeks till the next hearing to ensure that the actual damage caused by the disaster is factually represented before the five judge bench.
Continue reading Survivors of Union Carbide gas disaster condemn the Indian Govt for failing to prepare for the Curative Petition for additional compensation
27 August 2022
At a press conference today, leaders of five organizations of the survivors of the Union Carbide gas disaster welcomed the recent announcement on hearing of the long pending Curative Petition before the Supreme Court of India. They also expressed their apprehension that the Bhopal survivors will be denied just compensation because of the government’s downplaying of deaths and extent of injuries caused by the US corporations.
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Today hundred survivors of 84’ Union Carbide disaster and those exposed to ground water contamination gathered outside BMHRC hospital to meet Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers. A delegation of 5 representatives met with the Minister and presented him with a memorandum and urged him to take immediate action on 5 crucial demands of the survivors of the disaster. They sought action on appropriate compensation, Clean up of toxic waste, Medical Care, Research, Mismanagement of BMHRC & Curbing corruption vis a vis misutilisation of funds meant to provide relief & rehabilitation to gas victims. The minister assured the delegation that BMHRC will be returned to its original glory and a medical college will be opened in the hospital. He also said that NIREH will be asked to carry out appropriate medical research on Bhopal gas victims and their children.
Continue reading Bhopal Disaster Survivors Meet the Minister in Charge of Bhopal and Seek Action on 5 Crucial Issues
26 March 2022
The organisations working with the survivors of the December 84 Union Carbide disaster are hopeful that there will be an end to the long drawn out criminal appeal proceedings pending against Union Carbide India Limited, & 7 of its Indian officials since 2010. In a hearing held on 25 March 2022, the District Judge of Bhopal has granted another date for hearing to Union Carbide and its convicted officials to present their final arguments from April 25-29, 2022 from 11am-12:30pm, and has also ordered to list the matter for final judgement on 24 May 2022.
Continue reading Bhopal District Judge orders UCIL & its convicted officials to present all its arguments from 25-29 April 2022
Within the next two months the MP government plans to send 337 metric tonnes of hazardous waste from Union Carbide’s Bhopal factory to an incinerator run by Ramky Enviro Engineers Ltd in Pithampur located 300km from Bhopal.
There are 4 things wrong with this proposed action.
Continue reading MP Govt’s Proposed Action of Incinerating 337 MT of Hazardous Union Carbide Waste at Pithampur, MP is Dangerous