8 Nov 2010

Obama's opportunity to act on Bhopal

Today President Obama addresses the Indian Parliament. He, quite rightly, held BP accountable for the recent oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and their liability is already estimated at $40billion.

However the 1984 Bhopal disaster has never been cleaned up. Toxic waste, from the factory that caused the disaster, has contaminated the drinking water of many tens of thousands of people. See my blog earlier this year here.

As we know an American company, Dow Chemical, are legally responsible for this contamination. President Obama has elected the CEO of Dow Chemical, Mr.Andrew Liveris, to his 'India-US CEO forum'.

Campaign groups around the world are circulating this image in the hope that awareness can be raised and justice can be found. I am happy to support them here on this blog.

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