Union Carbide

  • Bhopal gas tragedy: UCC can't be sued for plant contamination, says US court August 1, 2014

    In a major blow to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, a US court has ruled that the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant. Nongovernmental organisation EarthRights International had filed the lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on behalf...
  • 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...
  • Protests mark 29th anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy, demand justice for victims December 3, 2013

    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 23, 1984 from the Union Carbide plant in the...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy survivors forced to live a wretched life December 3, 2013

    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 23, 1984 from a pesticide plant of Union Carbide in Bhopal, lakhs were...
  • Nonutilisation of Rs 4 crore for safely disposing carbide waste: Audit December 3, 2013

    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 200910 to the MPPCB for common treatment facility to...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: 29 years on, no justice yet for survivors December 3, 2013

    Bhopal: Twentynine 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' August 13, 2013

    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 water...
  • Bhopal gas leak: PMO has no record of Anderson's flight August 10, 2013

    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, "desired...
  • No record on Anderson's flight, PMO tells Bhopal gas leak panel August 9, 2013

    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 was...
  • Dow can't evade responsibility for Bhopal Gas tragedy: Audrey Gaughran July 25, 2013

    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. Will...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: Plea on convicts' sentence declined May 21, 2013

    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 April 13, 2013

    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...
  • Bhopal tragedy: German firm pulls out of cleanup project September 18, 2012

    Bhopal: In a major setback for Bhopal, a German company has pulled out of the project to clean 350 tonnes of toxic waste from the Union Carbide Plant, saying it is too hazardous. The plant was the site of the world's worst disaster in which 15,000 people were killed in...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: CBI's review petition dismissed August 29, 2012

    Bhopal: A sessions court on Tuesday upheld a 2010 verdict of a trial court in the 1984 Bhopal Gas tragedy case while dismissing the CBI's petition seeking retrial and enhancement of sentence awarded to former Union Carbide officials. The revision petition seeking enhancement of sentence under the new section of 304II...
  • Arjun's claim on Anderson's release not true: BJP July 6, 2012

    Bhopal: BJP leaders on Friday disagreed with claims of late Congress leader Arjun Singh in his soontobe released autobiography on the issue of then Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson's release and alleged that it was an attempt to shield Rajiv Gandhi on the issue. "Former Union Home Secretary RD Pradhan has...
  • Bhopal tragedy: US court lets off Union Carbide June 28, 2012

    New York: In a setback to 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy victims, a US court has held that neither Union Carbide nor its former chairman Warren Anderson were liable for environmental remediation or pollutionrelated claims at the firm's former chemical plant in Bhopal. US District Judge John Keena in Manhattan dismissed a...
  • Bhopal: Toxic waste to be dumped in Germany June 8, 2012

    New Delhi: A Group of Ministers (GoM) gave its approval to the Madhya Pradesh government on Friday to dispose 350 metric tonnes of Union Carbide toxic waste in Germany. As per the decision, the Centre will pay Rs 25 crore towards the cost of airlifting the waste which will be removed...
  • No question of dropping Dow as sponsor: British PM March 11, 2012

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has ruled out taking India's side in its quest to have Dow Chemicals dropped as the sponsor of the London Olympics. Cameron was speaking to Karan Thapar on this week's Devil's Advocate special from London. Cameron said he did not see any problem with...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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." ...
  • 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...
  • Release innocent gas victims: Bhopal organisations January 17, 2012

    Bhopal: Demanding immediate release of the Bhopal gas tragedy victims arrested by the police for allegedly indulging in violence here on December 3, the organisations fighting for the rights of the gas victims on Monday alleged that even the old and those not present on the spot had been arrested. "Old...
  • MP govt pulled up for lathicharge on gas victims December 6, 2011

    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 the...
  • Police lathi charge protesting Bhopal gas victims December 3, 2011

    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 stopped by...
  • Bhopal victims to plan 'Rail Roko' agitation today December 3, 2011

    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 CNNIBN and said, "This is shocking...
  • London Olympics under fire for Dow Chemical ties December 3, 2011

    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 the...