DOW CHEMICAL

  • Reliving the Bhopal gas tragedy: Disaster that could have been averted December 3, 2014

    The Bhopal tragedy was a disaster in the making as several warnings were ignored. The carbide plant at Bhopal was inferior in design to the one at Virginia and local administration had no information about the nature of the toxic gas that had leaked. ...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Court summons US chemical giant Dow Chemicals February 28, 2014

    Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Bhopal, Pankaj Maheshwari today issued a notice to Dow Chemicals to appear before the court on July 4 and present its stand with regard to the Bhopal gas leak disaster of December 1984. Bhopal Group for Information and Action, an NGO working with the gas-affected people, had...
  • Carbide responsible for Bhopal gas tragedy, new evidence reveals February 6, 2014

    Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Union Carbide Corp (UCC) have released new evidence to show its "direct role in designing and building the pesticide plant in Bhopal" where the 1984 gas disaster killed thousands. Union Carbide, now a Dow Chemical subsidiary, refuses to clean up the site claiming that its former...
  • 'Union Carbide had direct role in designing, building Bhopal plant' February 6, 2014

    Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Union Carbide Corp (UDC) for the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy released new evidence on Wednesday that demonstrates the company's "direct role in designing and building the pesticide plant in Bhopal, India". Union Carbide, now a Dow Chemical subsidiary, refuses to clean up the site, claiming...
  • Bhopal victims hold own Olympics to protest Dow July 26, 2012

    Bhopal: Hundreds of survivors of the deadly 1984 Bhopal gas leak held a "Special Olympics" on Thursday with children suffering birth defects in an effort to shame Olympic sponsor Dow Chemical Co. on the eve of the London Games. Survivors say Dow owes them compensation for the world's worst industrial disaster...
  • Dow sponsorship damages Games: London Assembly July 12, 2012

    London: London politicians called on Olympic officials to rethink their sponsorship contract with Dow Chemical on Wednesday, saying the company's links to the 1984 Bhopal disaster damaged the reputation of this month's Games. Members of the London Assembly, the body which oversees the work of the capital's mayor, said London Olympic...
  • Dow shuts plants, cuts jobs as Europe struggles April 3, 2012

    Midland, Michigan: The Dow Chemical Company will cut 900 jobs and shutter plants on three continents because of weakness in Europe, which may soon tip back into recession of it has not done so already. Dow was ravaged during the global and economic crisis that struck four years ago, cutting more...
  • 'Haven't asked Indian athletes to shun Olympics' March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Clarifying that the government has not asked athletes to boycott the London Olympics over the Dow Chemicals sponsorship, Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Thursday said that the matter has been pursued at a diplomatic level with the host nation. "India has not asked its athletes to boycott the London...
  • Dow will sponsor 2012 Olympics: British PM March 11, 2012

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron said he would be "very sad" if India boycotted the London Olympics following the row over sponsorship of the event by Dow Chemicals, linked to the Bhopal Gas tragedy of 1984. "It would be a very sad day," he told Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 7, 2012

    Even as Akhilesh Yadav claims his father Mulayam will be the UP CM, clamour within SP has been growing for Akhilesh. ...
  • News360: Akhilesh Yadav rejects party calls to become UP CM March 7, 2012

    After a spectacular victory of his party, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is all set to become the next chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. ...
  • IOC writes to Sports Ministry, backs Dow March 7, 2012

    New Delhi: International Olympic Committee has written to the Sports Ministry saying it cannot drop Dow Chemicals as a sponsor of the London Olympics 2012. In its letter accessed by CNNIBN, IOC said, "Dow had nothing to do with Union Carbide when the Bhopal gas leak happened." "Indian Supreme Court itself...
  • Ethically, Dow must not sponsor Olympics: Maken March 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken has said that Dow Chemicals must not be allowed to sponsor London 2012 Olympics as it is a successor company of Union Carbide, which was responsible for the Bhopal gas tragedy. Speaking exclusively to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Maken pointed that the Olympic's...
  • No decision on boycotting Olympics: Sports Min February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: No decision has yet been taken on India boycotting the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the London Olympic Games as a mark of protest against Dow Chemicals association with the mega event, a highly placed official source said on Wednesday. The source said the Government had written a letter...
  • India to partially boycott London Olympics February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: India will partially boycott the 2012 London Olympics to protest against Dow Chemicals sponsoring the sports event. Indian officials will not only skip the opening and closing ceremonies, but will also boycott all official ceremonies related to the quadrennial event. However, the athletes will participate in the opening and...
  • News 360: Wait for Norway NRI children gets longer February 27, 2012

    India's special envoy Madhusudhan Ganpathi has taken up the matter with the Norwegian Foreign Minister in Oslo. ...
  • US firm spied on Bhopal activists for Dow: WikiLeaks February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Whistleblower website WikiLeaks on Monday claimed to have in possession 'millions' of Stratfor mails that establish its links with Dow Chemicals, one of the prime accused in the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster. Stratfor is a USbased intelligence firm. WikiLeaks alleged that it had proof that Stratfor monitored and analysed...
  • Drop Dow as Olympics sponsor, India writes to IOC February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian government on Monday lodged a formal complaint against Dows sponsorship of London 2012 Olympics with the Union Sports Ministry writing to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The Union Sports Ministry has strongly protested over the sponsorship. This comes months after the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) had written to...
  • BhopalDow Olympic row: Outrage in UK House February 22, 2012

    London: British Parliamentarian Barry Gardiner has termed the process that led to the appointment of Dow Chemical Company as a sponsor for the wrap of the main 2012 Olympics stadium a 'sham'. Leading an adjournment debate in the Westminster Hall in British Parliament, Gardiner alleged that the procurement process was...
  • The Last Word: demand to drop Dow sponsorship of the Olympics justified? February 17, 2012

    The charge is that Dow Chemicals bears responsibility for the horrible Bhopal gas tragedy. ...
  • Dow should not sponsor Olympics: Jayanthi Natarajan February 17, 2012

    A day after the International Olympic Council (IOC) turned down the Indian Olympics Association's (IOA) request to drop Dow as a sponsor for the Olympics, Enviroment Minister Jayathi Natarajan on Friday slammed the decision. Jayanthi said, "Someone who is responsible for such a tremendous environmental disaster should not sponsor Olympics." ...
  • Won't drop Dow as sponsors: IOC snubs India February 16, 2012

    In a letter to the IOA, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stated that Dow Chemicals had no role in the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy. ...
  • Union Carbide a subsidiary of Dow: US court February 14, 2012

    New Delhi: In more trouble for Dow Chemicals (TDCC), activists on Tuesday claimed to have found evidence to show a continuing relationship between the firm and Union Carbide (UCC), the company accused in 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. The activists claimed that the evidence includes US court documents that prove that...
  • India should boycott London Olympics: Vaiko January 30, 2012

    Chennai: MDMK leader Vaiko demanded on Monday that India boycott the London Olympics if the organisers did not cancel the sponsorship contract with Dow Chemicals, which has links to Union Carbide the company responsible for the Bhopal gas disaster in 1984. "To save the honour of the Indian democracy and...
  • London games: MP CM writes to PM over Dow January 28, 2012

    MP CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan has written to the PM, demanding that Dow should pay compensation or India should withdraw from the Olympics. ...
  • London Games: Organisers firmly behind Dow January 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Despite protests by antiDow activists and resignation of the Ethics panel chief, the organisers of the London Olympic Games have refused to terminate their sponsorship deal with the company. Organising Committee chief executive Paul Deighton has said that Dow will stay as the Olympic sponsor. In fact the committee...
  • Can't be linked with Bhopal gas tragedy: Dow January 27, 2012

    London: Hours after the London Olympics Organising Committee said that Dow Chemicals would remain the official sponsor of the 2012 London Olympics, the company issued a statement clarifying its position with regard to the Bhopal gas tragedy. Dow has said that it never owned or operated the Bhopal plant, and neither...
  • Dow Chemicals to remain London Olympics sponsor January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Despite the resignation of the Ethics panel chief, the London Olympic Committee stands firm, says Dow will remain a sponsor for the Olympic Games. The London Olympics Organisisng Committee said on Friday that Dow Chemicals will remain the sponsors of the 2012 London Olympics. The chief executive of...
  • Resignation a moral decision: Olympics Ethics Panel chief January 27, 2012

    Meredith Alexander quit, taking a moral stance, in support of the victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy and said the London Games organisers should scrap the sponsorship deal with Dow Chemicals. ...
  • London 2012 Olympics Ethics Commissioner quits January 26, 2012

    New Delhi: A top London Olympics official has quit over the Dow sponsorship row. Ethics Commissioner Meredith Alexander put in her papers in protest of the sponsorship deal with Dow Chemicals because of its connection to the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. Alexander was appointed by London mayor Boris Johnson to...