New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone, Jnr was due to arrive in Bhopal today on a fact finding visit. Although the trip was unfortunately postponed, he issued a statement reiterating his support for the survivors’ campaign against Dow.
“It’s outrageous that we will soon mark the 20th Anniversary of this tragic event and Dow Chemical has still not stepped forward to take full responsibility for the actions of Union Carbide,” Pallone said. “I want the people of Bhopal to know they have the strong support of me and more than a dozen of my colleagues in the U.S. Congress. It is unacceptable to allow an American company not only the opportunity to exploit international borders and legal jurisdictions but also the ability to evade civil and criminal liability for environmental pollution and abuses committed overseas.”
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Congressman Frank Pallone Jnr