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Yes Men Poised to Put the Chemical Industry on the Back Foot this October

1:12 PM MDT | August 31, 2009 | Alex Scott

The year was 2004. I was standing on the top of a ladder painting my son’s bedroom and listening to the BBC’s news on the radio when a spokesman for Dow Chemical announced that the company was going to give billions of dollars to clean up the legacy pollution at Bhopal, India . I had seen several credible reports highlighting ongoing pollution and health issues in Bhopal that resulted from the original 1984 explosion of a pesticides factory then run by Union Carbide (since bought by Dow Chemical). So I wasn’t surprised that a new clean up...

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