Malaysia Sun, 20th January, 2008
Protestors, demanding justice for survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak disaster, have brought to a halt construction work at Dow Chemical’s research and development centre in Maharashtra.
All construction work at Dow Chemical’s research centre in Chakhan, near Pune, was brought to a halt by local residents and farmers who say the company won’t be allowed to set up the centre until Dow addresses the issues facing the survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide disaster.
Protesters have criticised their government for failing to pursue Dow Chemical to clean up the contaminated soil and groundwater around the factory in Bhopal.
The chemical giant is now facing protests from many areas of the Indian community after failing to provide what is considered adequate compensation to the victims of 1984 gas leak disaster.