How Dow Chemical Can End the Bhopal Tragedy


Early in the morning on Dec. 3, 1984, a leaking tank within an insecticide plant unleashed approximately 45 tons of a toxic gas in the northern area of Bhopal, a city in central India.

in The Motley Fool, Fool's Watch Weekely Newsletter, Aug 12, 2012.

Almost three decades later, the gas has vanished, but Bhopal remains devastated by the toxic leak. The company responsible for the disaster was a majority-owned subsidiary of the Union Carbide Corp., which itself is now a subsidiary of Dow Chemical. The story of Bhopal has been unearthed because of Dow's prominent role as a key sponsor in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Here's what Dow should do about it. The full story in The Motley Fool»

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