Union Carbide

  • Carbide responsible for Bhopal gas tragedy, new evidence reveals 06-02-2014 07:18 PM

    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...
  • 'Union Carbide had direct role in designing, building Bhopal plant' 06-02-2014 12:19 PM

    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,...
  • Protests mark 29th anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy, demand justice for victims 03-12-2013 03:23 PM

    Meetings and protest marches in support of the demands of the victims marked the 29th anniversary of the Bhopal gas catastrophe on Tuesday. In the world's worst industrial disaster, the lethal methyl isocyanate gas had leaked on the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984 from the Union Carbide plant in...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy survivors forced to live a wretched life 03-12-2013 11:01 AM

    Bhopal: The Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984 was a catastrophe that has no parallel in the world's industrial history. While several thousand were killed immediately when the deadly methyl isocyanate leaked on the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984 from a pesticide plant of Union Carbide in Bhopal, lakhs were...
  • Non-utilisation of Rs 4 crore for safely disposing carbide waste: Audit 03-12-2013 10:12 AM

    About Rs 4 crore earmarked for safe disposal of toxic waste lying at Union Carbide site in Bhopal was not utilised by Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB), an audit report has said. The state government has allocated Rs 2 crore during 2009-10 to the MPPCB for common treatment facility...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: 29 years on, no justice yet for survivors 02-12-2013 10:23 PM

    Bhopal: Twenty-nine years after the deadly gas leak from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, the scars of this tragedy are not just visible but continue to hound the victims amidst long legal battles and continued government apathy. The Supreme Court of India on October 29, 2013 ordered parity in...
  • 'Residents near Bhopal gas tragedy site forced to drink unsafe water' 13-08-2013 03:21 PM

    Organisations working for the welfare of survivors of the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy have alleged that due to the Madhya Pradesh government's gross neglect, people living around the abandoned Union Carbide factory, are forced to consume contaminated water. "Thousands of residents are forced to drink and cook with the ground...
  • Bhopal gas leak: PMO has no record of Anderson's flight 10-08-2013 08:10 AM

    The Prime Minister Office's has no record available on arrest and subsequent release of former Union Carbide chairman Warren Anderson, and also on provision of a state plane which flew him back to Delhi, the Commission probing the 1984 Bhopal gas leak case has been informed. According to the PMO,...
  • No record on Anderson's flight, PMO tells Bhopal gas leak panel 09-08-2013 09:57 PM

    Bhopal: The Prime Ministers Office (PMO) has no record of the arrest and release of former Union Carbide chairman Warren Anderson and the state plane which flew him back to Delhi. Official sources said the PMO told the Commission probing the 1984 Bhopal gas leak case that the desired information...
  • Dow can't evade responsibility for Bhopal Gas tragedy: Audrey Gaughran 25-07-2013 04:02 PM

    A Bhopal district court has issued summons to Dow Chemicals in the ongoing criminal case on the world's worst industrial disaster that, in December 1984, claimed thousands of lives and wounded many more thousands. Will the victims ever get justice? joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q....
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Plea on convicts' sentence declined 21-05-2013 10:30 AM

    Bhopal: A local court here on Monday rejected an NGO's plea to raise the quantum of punishment given to the convicts in the Bhopal gas tragedy case. The petition to raise the quantum of punishment in the case was filed by the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sanghthan convenor Abdul...
  • HC issues notice to convicts of Union Carbide trial 13-04-2013 12:45 AM

    Jabalpur: Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday issued notices to seven persons, convicted in the Bhopal gas tragedy case, following a petition filed by the CBI demanding their retrial. Justice MA Siddiqui issued notices to all seven convicts, seeking replies within four weeks. The CBI in its petition is demanding...
  • MP govt pulled up for lathicharge on gas victims 06-12-2011 09:26 AM

    New Delhi: The Human Rights Commission pulled up the Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday for the police brutality on protesting Bhopal gas victims. Taking suo motto cognizance of the police lathicharge on the protestors on December 3, the HRC has asked the state government to submit a detailed report on...
  • Police lathi charge protesting Bhopal gas victims 03-12-2011 12:48 PM

    Bhopal: Victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy were lathi charged by the police in Barkheri on Saturday when they carried out a 'Rail Roko' agitation. The gas victims retaliated to the police brutality by burning vehicles and pelting stones at the officials. So far, four trains have been...
  • Bhopal victims to plan 'Rail Roko' agitation today 03-12-2011 06:46 AM

    New Delhi: Survivours of the Bhopal Gas tragedy are planning to hold a 'Rail Roko' agitation on Saturday, demanding correction in death figures and more compensation from Dow Chemicals and Union Carbide. One of them survivour of the Bhopal Gas tragedy Rashida spoke to CNN-IBN and said, "This is shocking...
  • London Olympics under fire for Dow Chemical ties 03-12-2011 02:01 AM

    London: Just a few months ago, Dow Chemical was hailed by the organizers of the London Olympics for saving a visual centerpiece - an artistic wrap around Olympic Stadium. Now, the Olympic sponsor is sparking the kind of controversy that no one wants. Dow's link to the company accused in...
  • Dow refuses to pay more to Bhopal victims 02-12-2011 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: In what comes as a big blow to the Bhopal gas tragedy victims, the Dow Chemicals has told the Supreme Court that it will not pay more compensation for Bhopal victims. According to the Dow Chemicals, the settlement in 1989 of $470 million was more than adequate and...
  • Bhopal's toxic waste worries Nagpur residents 16-07-2011 06:41 PM

    Bhopal: Opposing the Jabalpur High Court's directive to the state government to shift the Union Carbide toxic waste to Nagpur, Bhopal gas victims have now pledged that they will not allow a repeat of Bhopal anywhere else in the country. The Bhopal victims are in touch with concerned citizens from...
  • Centre mulls demolishing Union Carbide factory 25-05-2011 06:07 PM

    Bhopal: The Centre is contemplating demolition of the now defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal due to mercury contamination, Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Wednesday. "Though the state government and NGOs wants to preserve a part (of the factory) from where the gas leaked as monument, the Centre...
  • Bhopal: SC upholds charges against 7 accused 11-05-2011 08:58 PM

    Delivering a setback to the CBI and Madhya Pradesh government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the charges against seven people accused in the Bhopal gas tragedy case. ...
  • No protection for Bhopal tragedy victims: Ahmadi 11-05-2011 01:47 PM

    Chief justice AH Ahmadi had defended his 1996 judgment on the Bhopal gas tragedy on CNN-IBN last year. ...
  • Bhopal: SC refuses CBI's plea to reopen case 11-05-2011 11:26 AM

    New Delhi: The quest for justice for Bhopal gas tragedy victims has hit yet another dead end. Delivering a setback to the CBI and Madhya Pradesh government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the charges against seven people accused in the Bhopal gas tragedy case. The apex court has rejected...
  • Bhopal gas: SC to pronounce order today 10-05-2011 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will pronounce its order on Wednesday on CBI's plea for prosecuting Bhopal gas tragedy case accused, who have escaped with lighter punishment of two years jail term, under the stringent penal provision attracting maximum ten years of imprisonment. The bench headed by the Chief Justice...
  • Bhopal tragedy: Why the delay in plea, asks SC 13-04-2011 01:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the CBI for approaching it 16 years after it had diluted in September 1996 the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder against the accused in the Bhopal gas tragedy case. A five-judge special bench headed by Chief Justice S H...
  • Court allows CBI to extradite Warren Anderson 23-03-2011 02:37 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Wednesday allowed the CBI to seek extradition of Union Carbide Corporation chairman Warren Anderson, an accused in the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy case, from the United States. "Considering the entire facts in its holistic perspective and sentiments of the disaster-hit people, I deem it...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: CBI seeks Anderson's extradition 22-03-2011 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday moved the Tis Hazari courts in Delhi seeking extradition of Union Carbide Corporation Chairman Warren Anderson for his involvement in the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy case. Giving his opinion to the CBI, Attorney General GE Vahanvati on Tuesday said that...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: cancer rates treble 16-03-2011 09:18 AM

    Mumbai: It was undoubtedly the world's worst industrial disaster but 26 years on, the skeletons of the past still haunt the population. The Indian Council of Medical Research has carried out more than 18 studies on the health impact of Methyl IsoCyanide (MIC) gas, which people in Bhopal were exposed...
  • UCC, Dow to oppose Govt's petition 28-02-2011 09:21 PM

    Houston: Union Carbide Company (UCC) and Dow Chemicals Company on Monday said it will oppose in the Supreme Court the curative petition filed by the Indian Government seeking enhancement of compensation from Rs 750 crore to Rs 7,700 crore for the victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. UCC and Dow...
  • India to let Dow Chemicals stay on 19-08-2010 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: India has no plans of banning Dow Chemicals from the country while the due process of law will be followed in regard to fixing the firm’s civil and criminal liabilities in the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster. "There is no proposal to blacklist and ban the entry of Union...
  • Warren Anderson's escape not an issue: Digvijaya 13-08-2010 05:57 PM

    Bhopal: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday said the way in which former Union Carbide Corporation CEO Warren Anderson left the city after the 1984 gas disaster was not an issue at all. "It does not matter whether Anderson left Bhopal in a plane or train or walked to...