Sunday, October 28, 2007

Dirty business- Bhopal

Dirty business- Hindustan Times: "There is déjà vu about the report that the government is preparing to remove the hurdles to the entry of Dow Chemical, which has bought Union Carbide into India in a big way. Victims of the world’s worst industrial accident in Bhopal in 1984 have filed a case in the Jabalpur High Court asking for more compensation. The Chemical & Fertilisers Ministry has also filed an affidavit in the case, seeking Rs 100 crore as initial compensation for Union Carbide India’s liability for cleaning up the contamination at the factory site. But, the Industries Department wants an out-of-court settlement and a withdrawal of this affidavit."

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