Friday, November 07, 2014
On the morning of December 3, 1984, a Union Carbide chemical plant in Bhopal exploded releasing 45 tons of methyl isocyanate. The result was over a half million people exposed with 20 to 25,000 said to have died s a result of it. Thirty years later the groundwater is still contaminated and people are still dying with children being born with defects. To this day, DOW Chemical, the new owner after purchasing Union Carbide has refused to take responsibility for the clean up and has covered up for Union Carbide's crime. Warren Anderson, CEO of Union Carbide was also given coverage by DOW and the US govt and recently died at 92 in Florida having escaped justice and responsibility for this tragedy.
Bhopal- A Prayer For Rain is a movie opening today that seeks to relay the events surrounding this epitome of corporate greed and irresponsibility. This is not just a story about the leak however, but the circumstances we see corporations constantly taking advantage of in order to further their own profits at the expense of those who are poor and desperate. This is about unbridled greed, apathy and the corporate mindset that makes them anything but people.
This is also the first time this environmental catastrophe has been relayed via a movie and I for one hope it is a success in bringing forth the truth and in bringing justice to the thousands who still live in Bhopal suffering the effects of this thirty year tragedy. Groundwater contamination is still present especially when monsoons hit. Their story must be seen and heard and justice must be done. DOW Chemical didn't seem to have any problem with accepting Union Carbide's assets- it then as present owner is just as responsible for its liabilities. While they enjoy billions in profits for poisoning this Earth with toxic chemicals and now toxic GM seeds those poor who have no where else to go are living with a nightmare everyday. This is not justice.
Bhopal Medical Appeal
This is a wonderful organization helping people with the effects of the Bhopal tragedy... As DOW Chemical DARES to makes ads regarding the "Human Element" of their business as they ignore the suffering of the people.
Court Decision Requires Dow Chemical To Respond To Bhopal Gas Tragedy
Justice For Bhopal
There is no Humanity without Justice!
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