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”

Survivor organizations launch 37 day campaign for justice and a life of dignity to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the disaster

Four organizations of the survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal today launched their 37- day campaign for justice and  a life of dignity for the Bhopal survivors to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the disaster.

Through the Campaign – “Bhopal Disaster : 37 years ; 37 questions” – the organizations wish to highlight urgent concerns regarding compensation, criminal justice, medical, economic and social rehabilitation and environmental remediation of polluted lands that need to be addressed to stop the ongoing disaster.

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Building a Memorial on the highly contaminated Union Carbide factory site is a “planned cover-up” of the crimes of Dow Chemical against the environment and people of Bhopal

Press Conference
7 July 2021

At a press conference today leaders of four organizations working with survivors of the Union Carbide disaster called the state government’s move to build a memorial on the highly contaminated factory site, a “planned cover-up” of the crimes of Dow Chemical against the environment and people in Bhopal.

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Bhopal gas victims protest in support of agitating farmers and ask for repeal of new laws which are designed to help corporations maximize their profits

Press Statement
21 December 2020

Four organizations of survivors of the Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal, today jointly held a demonstration in support of the ongoing agitation of the farmers. The organizations called for immediate scrapping of the recently passed farm laws that, they charged, were designed solely to help corporations maximize their profits.

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36th Anniversary: Survivors Condemn Dow Chemical, Governments of USA, India and Madhya Pradesh for Ongoing Damage to Health and Environment

Press Statement
December 03, 2020

On the occasion of the 36th Anniversary of the Union Carbide disaster four organizations of survivors today condemned the continued evasion of legal liabilities by Dow Chemical, USA for the ongoing damage to the health of the survivors and pollution of the local soil and groundwater. The organizations denounced the state and central governments for failing to make the corporation pay adequate compensation and denying the rights of the survivors to medical care and social support.

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Survivor Organizations Demand Compensation for Long Term Injuries as COVID-19 Shows High Death Rate

24 November 2020

Four organizations of survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster demanded that Union Carbide and its owner Dow Chemical pay additional compensation for the long term injuries caused to the gas exposed people as evidenced in the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic. The organizations presented official records which showed that COVID-19 death rate in the gas exposed population is 6.5 times more that of the non gas exposed population of the Bhopal district.

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