IOC tells Indian gov’t Dow will stay as Olympics sponsor

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The International Olympic Committee in Lausanne stated 13 March that it will continue to support Dow Chemical as a major sponsor for the Olympic Games in 2012 in London, rebuffing attempts by the government of India to have the company removed. The Times of India and other Indian media report that the […]

Eight found guilty in Bhopal disaster

A court in Bhopal, India has found eight of the 12 people on trial guilty of negligent homicide in the deaths of some 15,000 people who died within days of what is generally considered the worst industrial accident in history. Thousands more were affected over time by the gas, which is still present on the […]

Bhopal tragedy still lingers 25 years on

Clouds containing 40 tons of deadly methyl isocyanate gas leaked from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh state 25 years ago and killed 4,000 people in nearby slums overnight. Over the years, doctors estimate, 15,000 more people have died as a direct result of the accident, with up to hundreds of thousands with […]