Tata offer on Dow draws protest

Chemweek, January 18, 2007
Bhopal – Organizations working for the survivors of the December 1984 Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal strongly condemned the offer by the Tata Group, which also owns Tata Chemicals (Mumbai), to lead an effort to pay for the clean up Union Carbide’s toxic waste in Bhopal as a way to clear the path for Dow Chemical investments in India. The organizations emphasized that Dow took over the environmental liabilities of Bhopal when it became the 100% owner of Union Carbide in 2001, and they believe that Dow must pay for the clean up in Bhopal. The organizations have appealed to Bhopal survivors to boycott Tata’s products as a mark of protest, and will soon launch a similar national boycott campaign.

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