03 Dec '11, 12pm

Petition to stop Dow Chemical partnering with 2012 London Olympics - The Ecologist

Petition to stop Dow Chemical partnering with 2012 London Olympics - The Ecologist

Praised as the most sustainable of all Olympic Games, London 2012 risks its reputation by going into partnership with chemical giant Dow. The company is responsible for one of worst industrial accidents in the world and is still refusing to clean up its toxic legacy after 27 years of an on-going environmental disaster in Bhopal. During the night 2-3 December 1984 the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India leaked 42 tonnes of methyl isocyanate and other toxic chemicals, leading to the deaths of an estimated 7,000 - 10,000 people, according to Amnesty International . In addition, ongoing contamination at the sites pollutes ground water which, unknowingly people used for drinking and cooking in the years that followed. Last year, an Indian court convicted seven people for their part in the disaster. The then chairman of Union Carbide, War...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/camp...

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