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maybe you believe even a lot of people you're really looking one came to the next stage of north korea's do leader again highlights the acute insecurity in the korean peninsula and beyond . the back to watching our team here is a look at the top stories russia demand an investigation into civilian deaths from nato bombings in libya response to human rights group report which claims dozens were killed in air strikes that as locals say atrocities are still being committed in the country with former gadhafi loyalists the target of. russia's nearly like the parliament embarks on its work two weeks after the polls that sparked mass protest against alleged vote rigging and calls for a recount central election commission has looked into the claims and cancelled the voting results of twenty one polling stations but this didn't affect the overall
outcome. and disagreements between the u.k. and the e.u. bro with the battlefront now being welfare rules the block insists that britain pays billions to non-citizens something london says will spawn benefit terrorism tourism and. all those who are the top stories here on r t up next a special report about the survivors of the world in the tories industrial disaster or fighting for justice against a corporation responsible for the gas leak in the indian city of pall which killed at least fifteen thousand people. i'm an old notion of a corporation is based on what's called limited liability limited liability means that individual participants are. not be charged with crimes of the corporation commits they can to a very limited one of the major runs its course and the corporation acts in such
a way that kills. managers the c.e.o. and the shareholders have limited liability and it's not a disregard for human life maybe the nicest people in the world maybe give to charity. but in their institutional rule as managers of the corporation there is a task that they must follow that task is to maximize profit and market share. if they don't do that they're out and somebody else is in the dust of the indian government meanwhile declares itself the sole representative of the victims and proceeded to sort out the case for four hundred seventy million dollars which was so cheap the union carbide start went up by two dollars a share a set of numbers of people who could not mean that it could be such a grow old sellout because the new government agreed to settle all bost present and future liabilities for a sum as small as four hundred seventy million dollars. people in
a seemed as little as five hundred dollars but lifelong injuries and. unpunished. i believe whatever happened in the past we cannot change it but what is happening now is in our control it's been twenty seven years and the government should least do something like people should get clean water because the ground water is contaminated whoever survived that night and whatever life is left for the gas victims they should get proper treatment so they can spend the rest badly. it's in good health. they are gas and water victim children it's deformity and their future has to be kept in mind so that these kids can live a proper life and so that their parents do not take them to some sort of burden which i think. you're welcome. i love and that's.
good afternoon c.h.r.y. this is only summer f.m. to la and i'm joined on the line by son jay vermont who was an activist in the bhopal campaign and also was a survivor of the terrible disaster in one thousand nine hundred eighty four so sanjay can you tell us a bit about what happened to you on the night of december third one nine hundred eighty four well i was on in. a few months already in a moment out. and i didn't and really don't know why i asked myself so because i had no one with me and the parents meeting at my school. she was like they all died that i had and. how did. i really know the in my own eyes that you would and i remarried.
sunday was. his sister was nine his elder brother i mean he was only thirteen and these were the only people left alive in a family of. my family old runaways i was told later two of them died in hospital. my mother and father were. the bodies of three sisters by. the other two on missed. they lost their parents. and three sisters and two brothers calling one night. my bad and. my family members die because of this back to. the system in a swiss children's village. but it is
a gold mine because it was a thousand people and. according to the people who are carrying out bodies from the g.t. from the houses. around seven thousand to ten thousand people have died in the next seventy two hours and so far twenty five thousand people have died. i remember my but that all came up and organize it and. then automatically i myself got involved in the fight and i joined like other organizations i think i got it and. now we are like the wall of the un guys factory. playing then and all know how contaminated the factories how on going again the soil on the factories there like security inside the factory money not paying attention bores them.
why do you do this study we just want to just extend those chemical contamination build a factory and i will die and if there is a link. by building it is going to go for all going to school that's the site because if you've got the site justified it is using if you look at all the guys here men's room and mostly enough and it was very high. most of the day i did it all and want to die one of eighty the phone mostly as it wasn't the fact been invented i did this photo get out and you can still see it in the structure of the of it and they're close not surprising that the plant is very high you can buy them ok. we have received very important documents in this case that i think establish very clearly that union carbide knew in advance as early as nine hundred seventy three that this pollution problem that we are facing today they knew this was going
to happen and they and they went ahead with this project despite that specific knowledge as early as one nine hundred seventy three union carbide engineers or warning the company that the plant presents an unusual challenge in that there's no nearby running body of water into which waste can be discharged so from the design stage waste disposal plant was and was a major concern. a lot of the waste streams from the plant emptied into the area of the plant known as the solar evaporation pond area. and this is where the waste and toxic sludge were dumped basically and carby we're standing right on top of it and the other side is you can see there used to be a small leak which she also used as a dumping ground for they waste people depended on the water from the link so they drank it and it cost and pedantic. union carbide knew from the design stage
that the bhopal plant could pollute groundwater they also knew that there was a there was a surrounding community that used that groundwater for its drinking water supply. so they believed that. by doing it and they had like some kind of sludge so they took all of us from. here and there and you see this black lining. the ground of this landfill they believe that this kind of lining if. it can. be a. landing and then need to go every day i don't hear. we believe the solar evaporation ponds continues to be a source of the subsurface water pollution that's now reaching through the for and spreading into the surrounding communities and can be detected as far away as three
kilometers from the main plant campus so that it. was before very high was going to be used the idea was u.v. . and one of these isolated. factories. still being. needed water. will remain a source of pollution for this area until it's remediated the party that can do that these you know are. the twenty fifth anniversary of the tragedy at a union carbide india ltd facility in bhopal and even today continues to evoke strong emotions globally and rightfully so we're saddened however that despite all that has been written about the tragedy in the past twenty five years so many misconceptions still exist about union carbide and it's wrong the government of
india is the appropriate entity to address any i'm going to express by the people of bhopal. we are saddened by the fact that the site remains on remediated adding to the tragedy that has occurred the site today is in the hands of the state government of madhya pradesh the state government. and together with the central government they are trying to get the site cleaned up and union carbide is now a wholly owned subsidiary. two thousand one third the boards of carbide approve the burger agreement create the world's second largest chemical. does complicate things and doesn't because the law on contamination is very clear in india and in the us and which is the principal polluter pays principle is the idea under international law that the liability for pollution should always be traced back to the polluter the polluter should not be
able to externalize the costs of pollution onto society at large or a third party it shouldn't be the government's responsibility to clean up at public expense after private polluters. so no no no no no no no that is one of the. people. bringing dominated what do you see. in the neighborhood and then we've got a lot of this bomb test bed every founded highly contaminated but they do not have any other choice and they are drinking this water. it would like sometime two thousand and four it was sometime in the evening. when i eased back to my home there was a letter written by my brother that. i'm going to die in a few men so take care of yourselves and he was like he was laying on his back in
this room so i had to phone one of my one of my brother's friends and they said. and both of us took my brother to the hospital and finally had to write that thing . before that he had run into a jungle where food he had tried to set him off fire. he didn't have any physical problems his sickness was that of paranoia and fear that if anyone came over then she would go and hide in the bathroom he used to say she could hear a voice in his mind i believe that a wall inhales with time but involved it's getting worse. to get made over mom if we blame each other for everything no solution will come. to a government blames the company we blame the government of our government so first
the company suffers and most importantly the people who suffer. i'm going to remember actually who was the media person who asked me this question who do you blame to work surely according to you. before i answer to his question he said you're goldman they he said to me your garments like ditching you they have been digging people from. so if you're going is not a villain to help you then work i mean i will do for you. on that particular night i'm not particular night on the second and third december some gases from the union carbide leaks some of the people died to being an autopsy surgeon it was my moral duty to find out what the cause of death was. after analysis it was established that cyanide was present along with nearly twenty million components are to which it team were deadly. like in hiroshima and nagasaki it had an
adverse effect on their genes so similarly this adverse effect of the gases causing genetic mutation in india. would like that we don't speak because he's not a good image of all india in america they don't want to talk about because in spite of the fact that there is a wall of and all the rest against mr wong and. i mr anderson has retired in a beautiful house in. new york of course. it was a bone of glacier we're looking at we have to be invented and one of the implications is for nation which you know more than thirty thousand people and the people. i've known about the problems this can problems that is this is through the. industrial. are sick and
that's. going to get specific governments are not in business to protect the population. that's what they say they are but it's usually a pretty low priority. don't take any. somebody's story. or the record countries started to. work through the population but. were willing to take the risk or risk. this want to respond in this stock to leave the government just pimping for chemicals and these are the same people who.
feel that on this occasion of the twenty seventh anniversary we will be able to destroy the mixes and we will get justice. they have not to go out to get on the other one. of the people in the prints to know this is not a rehab. not a good. business it's like i was hired. for you. to bring all of the computer. because they are more concerned about. anything i just decided that i was making. the decision purchase union carbide knowing these were outstanding so when you
purchase the assets of a company purchased. we are just asking for our right to clean water union carbide is fully exploited the sort of international dimension of this problem it informs the american courts that new york law. because these events took place in india the same. doesn't apply so in effect they're arguing that they're above the. for. of course international law has no will and force laws of force for somebody. if the united states doesn't force them there's no political but they should take responsibility for. dime from the water no one is offering clean water they have no choice. dow chemical go to how it go to how to how.
ages of dow should be spanked. if you look at subject to the jurisdiction of a deal then you have to submit to the american courts and the american courts after it was all about. in two thousand and four the supreme court's directed the government to provide clean and safe water but the governments of the state from central has failed to honor the supreme court order. them on the promise that by november two thousand and nine the government would supply clean water but that's a promise was never fulfilled because some pipelines were laid in some areas but not in every area the water that supplying these pipes his duty and not. all speak up some kids and dad to my division to mission control board certified against any high concentrations of oil like you said knowing this water is what is
being supplied to locals who have given their lives. and all the. company should realize that it cannot break this country's. if we win this fight outsiders will gain nothing again will be for years the people of. you know what we have asked for is the clean up cost union carbide should clean all the poisonous and powerful toxic chemicals that are stored inside the. army to the groundwater which is polluted in a radius of three kilometers around the plant should be cleaned and union carbide should be paid for about to. bring anderson to india bring them
here dow chemical leave india leave india on top of that we have asked for compensation for the victims who are suffering and. it's our mission to fight for people who are weak people who cannot fight for themselves or even know how. union carbide should bear these expenses because in the coming ten to fifteen years people will keep getting affected due to the growing contamination and will be more prone to cancers like diseases given audios madea's we are fighting for our society we are fighting for our country we are fighting for gas victims. it's only by virtue of the fact of this afternoon. the. able to resist. that's come. out of this year a fresh known bailable warrant has been issued for foreigners anderson. and if the
government fails to wake up and help then we are committed to fight the next twenty seven years against the nexus between the company and the government the process could change dramatically if the union or went into the states have done something in the film and i made them not and they don't have to be afforded to someone who would give a government what they have. said to be if they want this ruling. and if you're me i think that it was for that post that. they were all so i put in calls they are so good if they have submitted a letter or that of that that's all over the local police your i. get the many ideas from our research one thing is very clear the union carbide india factory is infected with poison food it is a poison which will not lead to death just by touching it so i can understand why
their money pradesh government is saying there is no poison. but it is also true that it's a kind of poison that is leaking into our environment that is the main thing i am saying is that the factory should be cleaned as soon as possible. god has given you this word but all the facilities that god has have given everything here why destroyed. that come on friends join the march with the victims and show that your passion has not cooled down. i. has not turned down because we did not get justice and unless we get justice a passion will never cleaned out. every year millions of people dying because of this unburdening the pursuit of profit. is what in pain will paula say
is that you cannot do it in far not allowed to do it because life is sacred and that cannot be violated and. i hope that this is my hour the twang day or the strength from the rest of the world who will get justice from dull company that i get. the twenty fifth anniversary is just to learn my before your father verse read the first of the diverse read will be as important for the final goal. the goal is to clean the factory farm all those toxic effluent which still pollute the water that the people have to drink. and the amazon i want the world to understand the crime of these companies they profit from the analysts products as they show on t.v. . the same products in our lives. we should never allow down to continue their poisonous business in any other city
in the world so that another book power will not be repeated by eat any worse really gives us more spirit gives us more and go to judgment people i'll know what i have been for and we get more support every year than the previous year if there is justice in this world would be safer for all of us today because it would set a precedent and a parent company cannot set up a subsidiary somewhere in the world create a large scale environmental problem there and then when the time comes to fix liability sell off its local subsidiary and then retreat to the united states or any other developed country and a basically say that nobody can sue them here nobody can hold them accountable so that's the sort of context in which if our litigation were to be successful it would set important precedent.