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in the. book i'm buying this is the headline of. rush them out of the investigation into reports of civilian deaths from nato as campaign in libya wish launched almost thirty thousand strikes and seven months it was local said that the rebels are still commission atrocities and created summary execution against the forces of the toppled saddam the regime in. iraq is witnessing a summation it's probably important that american militarism troll don't divulge one country where the sectarian violence now it's going to be discontinued entry survival. under step on
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a curve story on their way to the international space station where they plan to carry out a one hundred experiments in so you spacecraft with nearly new develops de soto plenty long still without a trunk the biochemicals what's wrong with that stuff. and up next a special report about the survivors of the world's a tourist industrial zone stop fighting for justice against the corporation was possible with a gas leak in the indian city of but paul was killed at least fifteen thousand. i'm an old notion of the corporation is based on what's called limited liability limited liability means that individual participants are. not be charged with crimes that the corporation commits the kind to very limited one of the major crimes court and. the corporation acts in such a way that kills the managers the c.e.o. and the shareholders have a limited liability and it's not that they have disregard for human life they may
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be the nicest people or maybe give to charity who knows what but in their institutional rule as managers of the corporation there is a task that they asked. that task is to maximize profit markets or. 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 sort of cheap the union carbide start went up by two dollars a share the sentiment was people could not mean that it could be such a grew 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 to see as little as five hundred dollars for lifelong injuries and. unpunished.
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every month 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 shouldn't these do something like people seek a 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. good health. they are gas and water victim children grow up born of the 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 as some sort of burden but which are so. you're welcome. i love and trust are. good afternoon c.h.r.y. this is only summer f.m.
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to la and i'm joined on the line by son j. very mom 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 thousand nine hundred four well i was born in july before i was a few months already happen to my mother and i are. and i don't. know why i asked myself because i had no one with me and the parents meeting at my school. she was like they all died that i had and. i would be. iranian are very in my own eye that you would like and i remarried. sunday was. his sister was nine his elder brother i mean he
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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 added two i mean. they lost their parents. and three sisters and two brothers call in one night. my bad and. my family members die because of this back to. his sister when children's village. but it is a godsend because it will be thousand eight hundred people. but according to the people who are carrying out bodies from the. around seven thousand to ten thousand
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people have died in the next seventy two hours and. 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 i realize no longer you guys factory. playing then all know how contaminated then the factories how on going again the soil on the factories there like security inside the factory might not paying attention bores them. why do you do this study we just want to extend the chemical contamination build
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a factory and i'll die and see if there is a link it's just by moving it is going to go on for 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. was very. i am mostly i think off and want to dive a little bit the fall mostly as a year. in fact been a very productive and i did this for to get out and you can still see getting the stuff out of the thing and then close not surprising that the plant is very high on bottom ok. we have received very important documents in this case that i think established 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
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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 at the 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 in 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 union carbide also used as a dumping grounds 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
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a there was a surrounding community that used that groundwater for its drinking water supply. so they believe that they can get rid of someone. by evil braiding it and and then when they had like some kind of sludge so they took all of us from. here and there and you see this black lining. underneath the ground of this landfill they believe that this kind of lining if. it can keep. all they. need to go every day i don't hear. we believe the solar of operation ponds continues to be a source of the subsurface water pollution that's now leeching through the aqua for and spreading into the surrounding communities and can be detected as far away as three kilometers from the main plant campus so that evaporation water before very
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high was going to be used the idea was using. and was disposing of this isolated that isn't won't. affect what is still being. needed water. will remain a source of pollution for this area until it is remedial and the party that can do that is you know the symbol mark 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
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of bhopal. we are saddened by the fact that the site remains on really 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 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
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a third party it shouldn't be the government's responsibility to clean up at public expense after private polluters. so a no no no no no no that is one of the. people. drinking contaminated water you see this just like. in the neighborhood and then we got a lot of this bomb tested every founded highly contaminated but they do not have any other choice and they are drinking this water. it was like some time 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 minutes so take it off yours 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.
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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 in bhopal case it's getting worse. to give me another month if we blame each other for everything when no solution will come. 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 don't remember actually who was the media person who asked me this question who
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do you blame to work surely according to you. before i answer to his question he said you were god when they he said to me your governments like ditching you they have been betraying people from. so if you're going is not willing to help you then what will you. 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 and some of the people. 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 gas is causing genetic mutation in india. would
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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 it was all the rest against mr wong and. i mr anderson has been a beautiful. new york of course. it was a bone of glacier we're looking at we're going to be inventive and one of the implications of the population which you know. and the people. i've known about the problems this can problems that is the lens through. all of our second that's. going to get specific governments are not in business to
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protect the population. that's what they say they are but it's usually a pretty low priority. don't take any. somebody stored in. a record country store. last of the. population but the leaders who are willing to take the risk are. least want to respond is an us stock to lead the government just pimping for chemicals and these are the same people who have so far stalled. we strongly feel that on this occasion of the twenty seventh anniversary we will be able to destroy the mixes and we will get justice.
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they have not yet on the other one. of the people of the prints. this is not. really. not a good. look it's like i was hired. for. to bring all of the computer. because they are more concerned about. anything i just decided that i was making. the wrong. decision purchased by knowing. so when you purchased the assets of a company purchased. we are just asking for our right to clean water.
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as fully exploited sort of. this problem it informs the american courts the new york law. because these events took place in india the same. doesn't apply so in effect they're arguing that there are. for. of course international law has no will and force the laws of force for somebody who's going first if the united states doesn't force a. political body they should take responsibility for burp out of. nowhere 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. agents of dow should be spanked. if you look at subject to the jurisdiction of india then you have to
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submit to the american courts and the american courts after it was all about. in two thousand and four the supreme courts 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. then the problem is that by november two thousand and nine the government would supply clean water but that's a promise was never fulfilled but some pipelines were laid in some areas but not in every area the water that supplying these pipes his duty and not fit for drinking water all speak up some kids and dad be made to push the mission control board certified against very high concentrations of bacteria so knowing this water is what is being supplied to locals who have given their lives.
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ah. no company should be a license but it cannot break this country's. budget 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 harmful toxic chemicals that are stored inside the plant. 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
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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. contamination and will be more prone to cancers like diseases and give a lot of. money if 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 that this afternoon. be. able to. come. out of this year a fresh known bailable warrant has been issued for anderson. and if the government fails to wake up and help then we are committed to fight the next twenty seven
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years against the nexus between the company and the government the process could change dramatically if the union or went into the streets as it is going to somebody in the building i mean really i'm not and they don't have the authority to salvage. what they have. said to be if they want this ruling. and interview i think that what it was that. they were all this white list in calls they are so good if they have submitted a letter or that of the that's all over the local police will 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
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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 with all the facilities that god has given everything here why destroyed. that all 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 come now. every year millions of people are dying because of this unburdened the pursuit of profit. in what in bhopal are saying is that you cannot do it you are not allowed to do it because life is sacred and that cannot be violated and. i cannot say
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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. did one hundred fifth anniversary is just to learn my before your father verse read the first two for their verse read will be as important for the final goal. i'm not going to clean the factory farm all those toxic effluents which still pull you the water that the people have to drink. and 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 boys in our lives will not hide it. 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. eat anywhere three
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gives us more spirit gives us more and go to judgment people i'll know what i have been for and may get more support every bend the previous year if there is justice and this world would be safer for all of us to live because it would set the precedent 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 to 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 it important precedent.
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