On the occasion of the United Nations Social Justice Day (February 20th), ICJB has launched our United Nations Campaign. The Bhopal gas disaster has reached its 30th year, and has gotten significantly worse for the affected communities.
(1) Why has the United Nations been silent on the ongoing plight of the victims of the Bhopal gas disaster?
(2) Why has it chosen to partner with the Dow Chemical Company, which in purchasing the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), has inherited the legal liabilities of the Bhopal gas disaster?
Finally, we ask that UN agencies be involved in easing the plight of survivors, and specifically, we seek technical assistance from UNEP for the scientific assessment of the contamination of soil and groundwater in and around Union Carbide’s abandoned factory in Bhopal, India.
Friends of ICJB delivered a letter (read here) on February 20th to the United Nations headquarters in New Delhi and New York. We invite you to join our campaign by asking the United Nations (via twitter, facebook, e-mail) to take action on the Bhopal gas disaster.
Read Press Statement. Read Digital Journal’s Article on ICJB’s UN Campaign Launch.