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News articles published about the 1984 disaster and the Bhopal campaign

Hollywood ‘has let US off hook’ over Bhopal

Survivors of the Bhopal disaster have criticised a new Hollywood film for misrepresenting the gas leak in 1984 that killed 15,000 people.

The film Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain, starring Martin Sheen, was released in America on Friday to mark the 30th anniversary of the events at a US-owned pesticide factory in central India.

The disaster, which also blinded thousands of people and led to birth defects, remains the world’s worst industrial accident.

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Bhopal gas victims to begin indefinite fast Monday

New Delhi: Almost 30 years after the Bhopal gas tragedy, several survivors of the world’s worst industrial disasters will Monday commence an indefinite fast here, demanding additional compensation for all survivors and correction of data in the curative petition filed in the Supreme Court by the central government.

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Victims of 1984 Bopal gas disaster launch hunger strike for better compensation

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Victims of the Bhopal gas disaster, suffering deformities and illnesses, staged a hunger strike in the Indian capital Monday for increased compensation ahead of the 30th anniversary of the tragedy.

Holding signs that read “Justice for Bhopal”, about 100 mainly women and children gathered at a protest site in New Delhi, including first and second generation victims of the world’s worst industrial accident.

Bhopal activist Satinath Sarangi said a handful of the protesters would fast indefinitely in the hope of attracting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attention to the plight of the victims of the 1984 disaster.

“We have come here with the hope that the present government led by Mr Modi will correct the wrongs done by the previous government and ensure gas victims are given extra compensation,” he told the crowd.

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FirstPost: Wanted in Bhopal gas tragedy case, former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson passes away

Original article: http://www.firstpost.com/india/wanted-bhopal-gas-tragedy-case-former-union-carbide-chief-warren-anderson-passes-away-1781191.html

by FP Editors  Oct 31, 2014 11:33 IST

Having escaped multiple calls for him to be extradited to be India to face prosecution for his role in the Bhopal gas tragedy which killed 3,787 and affected thousands for years later, former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson reportedly passed away in a nursing home in Florida on 29 September.

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NY Times: Warren Anderson, 92, Dies; Faced India Plant Disaster

Original Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/31/business/w-m-anderson-92-dies-led-union-carbide-in-80s-.html?_r=0

By DOUGLAS MARTIN

OCT. 30, 2014

Warren M. Anderson, a Brooklyn carpenter’s son who ascended to the top of the Union Carbide Corporation, where he grappled with the ravages of a poisonous gas leak at the company’s plant in Bhopal, India, in 1984 that killed thousands in one of history’s most lethal industrial accidents, died on Sept. 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Fla. He was 92.

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