Dow “B’eau Pal Water” launch in NYC!
When: Wed 2-Dec, from 1-5 PM.
Where: Union Sq., NYC – outside Whole Foods (look for the Dow red and white logos).
Come to help or to add your support, all afternoon or even for a short while during lunch!
Join fellow New Yorkers on Dec. 2nd for the official NYC launch of B’eau Pal Water! This marks the 25th year of the 1984 chemical gas disaster in Bhopal, India.
B’eau Pal Water is a new mineral-rich water inspired by the crispy water from Bhopal, courtesy of Dow Chemical, whose commitment is to provide you with the essential minerals that people in places like Vietnam, Michigan, USA and Bhopal, India have enjoyed for years.
This delicious product was first introduced in NYC to an exclusive crowd on Oct. 28th at an upscale Manhattan event co-sponsored by The New Yorker magazine and attended by several dignitaries, Alexandra Cousteau being one. Dec. 2nd marks the official NYC-wide launch.
The focus of the action will be on DOW Chemical, high-lighting the irony of Dow portraying themselves as environmentally friendly and being concerned about the “Human Element”, while locals in Bhopal and elsewhere are still drinking contaminated ground-water from the chemical plant that, to date, has not been cleaned up 25 years after the disaster in 1984. The effects being more than 25,000 deaths and more than 300,000 people having suffered severely, including new 2nd generation children with birth defects.
Dow has refused to face trial in India, both civil and criminal, although they are named as a defendant with an outstanding court-order upon the company. The former CEO of Union Carbide (now owned by Dow), Warren Anderson, is an absconder from justice, he fled the country after being arrested and there is still a warrant for his arrest, which was re-issued in 2009 by the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Come join local NYC-Bhopal- and clean-water advocates for this event!
Come to help or to add your support, all afternoon or even for a short while.
What does Bhopal have to do with me?
Read why the lessons learned in Bhopal, of viewing corporations and new technology as saviors, should have a chilling effect for New Yorkers in particular, considering the planned drilling near life-sustaining water resources in upstate New York: http://www.indypendent.org/2009/10/29/drilling-deep/