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