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Tata Boss Proposes Cleanup of Bhopal Site; Survivors Protest

9:30 AM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Deepti Ramesh and Ian Young

Four organizations representing survivors of the December 1984 Bhopal gas disaster have condemned an offer to the Indian government by Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group (Mumbai), to lead an effort to clean up toxic waste at Bhopal, and help pay for the cleanup. The Bhopal disaster occurred when methyl isocyanate leaked from Union Carbide’s Bhopal, India plant, killing more than 3,500. Dow Chemical acquired Carbide in 2001. Ratan Tata’s initiative would “clear the path” for Dow to enter the Indian market by investing at the Bhopal site...

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