The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal believes that
Dow Chemical, the Indian Government, and the Government of Madhya
Pradesh should do the following:
As the current owner of Union Carbide
The Dow Chemical Corporation
TRIAL: Ensure that Union Carbide and Warren Anderson
present themselves in the Indian courts, and cease to abscond from
the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court in Bhopal.
LONG TERM HEALTH CARE: Provide for medical rehabilitation
of the persons exposed to toxic gases and contaminated groundwater
and their children. This includes medical care, health monitoring
and necessary research studies. The company must provide all information
on the health consequences of the leaked gases and contaminants
in the ground water.
UP THE POISON: Clean up toxic wastes and contaminated
groundwater in and around the Union Carbide factory site. Provide
safe water to the community, and just compensation for those who
have been injured or made ill by this contamination and/or have
had their property damaged.
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL SUPPORT: Provide income opportunities
to victims who can not pursue their usual trade as a result of exposure-induced
illnesses and income support to families rendered destitute due
to death or incapacitation of the breadwinner of the family.
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By the legal and constitutional rights of the survivors
The Indian Government
up a National Commission on Bhopal with the participation of non-government
doctors and scientists and representatives of survivors for long
term health monitoring, research, care and rehabilitation of the
survivors of the disaster and their children at least for the next
immediate steps to send an amended request for extradition of Warren
Anderson and for extradition of the authorized representative of
the Union Carbide Corporation. Set up a special prosecution cell
in the Central Bureau of Investigation to expedite the pending criminal
case against the Indian subsidiary and Indian officials of Union
Dow’s liability for on-site and off-site cleanup and payment
of compensation for damage to health and property. Submit an amicus
brief in US court in support in support of the plaintiffs.
up a panel of scientists for independent and expert assessment of
soil and groundwater contamination. Publish ICMR toxicological and
Dow and Union Carbide for purchases by government departments.
that BMHT continues to provide free treatment for gas survivors
even after the 8-year deadline.
December 3rd as a National Day of Mourning for the victims of industrial
disasters. The disaster in Bhopal must be made part of textbooks
in school and university education in the country.
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By the constitutional rights of the survivors
The State Government of
Madhya Pradesh Must:
safe drinking water through Kolar Pipeline in communities affected
by Union Carbide’s contamination.
send chemical wastes from the Union Carbide factory for landfilling
or for incineration.
free treatment of patients from communities affected by ground water
contamination and persons born to exposed parents in gas rahat hospitals.
build a memorial without proper cleanup of the Union Carbide factory
a White Paper on expenditures made, programs carried out and results
obtained in the last twenty years with regard to the relief and
rehabilitation of the survivors.
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The United States Government
Warren Anderson and authorized representatives of Union Carbide
to stand trial in Indian court.
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