Category Archives: ICJB Press Releases, Statements, Letters

All press releases, statements, and open letters released by ICJB. Posts are tagged with main topic of release, such as “legal,” “medical,” or “anniversary”

Bhopal District Judge orders UCIL & its convicted officials to present all its arguments from 25-29 April 2022

Press Release
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.

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MP Govt’s Proposed Action of Incinerating 337 MT of Hazardous Union Carbide Waste at Pithampur, MP is Dangerous

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.

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On the 37th Anniversary of the gas disaster, survivor organizations in Bhopal condemned Dow USA for its systematic discrimination against victims of the ongoing disaster

Press Conference
02 December 2021

On the occasion of the 37th Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster, leaders of four survivors’ organizations in Bhopal condemned The Dow Chemical Company, USA for its systematic discrimination against survivors of the gas disaster and victims of groundwater contamination.

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37 years after the World’s worst industrial disaster, justice remains denied to its survivors in Bhopal

Press Statement
December 01, 2021

Addressing a Press Conference held on the occasion of the 37th Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, leaders of survivors’ organizations condemned the state and central governments for denying justice and a life of dignity to the survivors. The organizations also shared information on their just concluded 37 day campaign: “37 Years – 37 Questions” directed at the state and central governments.

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Disabled children born to gas exposed parents urge PM & CM to ensure their legal rights from UCC/Dow Chemical

Press Statement
29 November 2021

Today children of gas exposed parents being born with physical and mental development disorders and birth defects sang songs urging the Prime Minister & Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh to ensure their legal rights for compensation from Union Carbide/Dow Chemical. Despite having scientific evidence, judicial acknowledgement and the backing of legal principle that children born to gas affected parents have suffered health damages as a result of exposure to their parent, the govt at state and centre continue to look the other way, said Rashida Bee, President Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationary Karmchari Sangh.

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