tv [untitled] December 25, 2011 6:31pm-7:01pm EST
violence intensifies across the country with the people struggling under the heavy weight of western sanctions. and the end of an era for north korea the country mourns the death of its ruler kim jong il as his youngest son steps into power hailed as the new supreme commander news of the leaders passing the state's neighbors on high alert causing fears for the region's mounting uncertainty. now part two of our special report on the human cost of india's worst industrial disaster in. i'm of the old notion of the corporation is based on what's called limited liability limited liability means that the individual participants and of course not be charged with crimes of the corporation commits the kind to a very limited one of the major crimes court with manslaughter and the corporation acts in such a way that kills the managers and the c.e.o. and the shareholders have
a limited liability and it's not disregard for human life that maybe the nicest people in the world maybe give to charity. but in their institutional role as managers of the corporation there is a task that they asked. that task is to maximize profit and market share. if they don't do that they're out and somebody else in the dust of the indian government meanwhile declared 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 car buying start went up by two dollars a share the sentiment was that if you could not mean that it could be such a grueling sell out because the union government agreed to settle all boston present and future liabilities for a sum as small as four hundred seventy million dollars. people received 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 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 of the. it's in good health. there are gas and water victim children who are born into deformities 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 trust are.
good afternoon c.h.r.y. this is only a summer home to la and i'm joined on the line by son jay vermont who is an activist in the bhopal campaign and also 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 the right thank. you month or let it happen right in the moment. so and i don't. know why i asked myself so because i had no one with me at the parent meeting at my school so she would like. it and. i would be. like. i look you in my own eye that you would like and i ran only. for even one. sunday was less than two and one time 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. over the years in my family old runaways i was told later two of them died in hospital my. mother my mother and father were. the bodies of three sisters from here by one of. the other two are missing. they lost their parents. and three sisters and two brothers calling one night my bad and. my family members die because of this fact. and his sister in children's village. but it is a godsend because there were around a thousand eight hundred people had died but according to the people who were
getting all the bodies from the g eight from the houses around seven thousand to ten thousand people had died in the next seventy two hours and. twenty five thousand people have died. i remember my but ok my not going to have. thought about it but then automatically i myself was in the fight and i joined like other organizations i think but i got it and. now i realize a lot of the young guys actually. playing that and all know how contaminant in the pack a how one going to get them fired on the factories they're like sick and again the fact the money they are not paying attention bores them. why we did this study we just wanted this to extend us chemical contamination
within the factory and outside and see if there is a link it's because they're high school and it has been going on for are going to school that's the site because if you've got a myspace decipher justifies it didn't use it if you miss about the lead guy here meant romance and luckily enough and it was very high mostly ideas off and on to that little baby the phone mostly as it is back been invented just now and i think this will get out and you can still see mostly in the subset of the design and then close not surprising that the plant is behind you most of them ok. we have received very important documents in this case that i think establish very clearly that union carbide knew that fans of the early one nine hundred seventy three that this pollution problem that we're 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 were warning the company that the bhopal 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 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 down to basically and carly were standing right on top of it and the other side is you can see there used to be a small leak which you had a carbonate also used as a dumping ground for their waste people depended on the water from the leak 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 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 parading it and then when they had like some kind of sludge so they took all of us from the bones and they dumped here and there and you see this black lining underneath the ground of this landfill they believe that this kind of lining if this lining and it can keep the vast away from the. lining and the need to go everywhere i was here. we believe the solar evaporation ponds continues to be a source of the subsurface water pollution that's now reaching 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 evacuation what they found very
high was really you see out here was using as the only industry and was destroyed. you know me i'm isolating that there isn't one. factor you want that is still being gone dominated and people are forced to needed water because they do not have any of that shite come along the way will remain a source of pollution for this area until it is remedial and the party that can do that is you know this december will 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
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 my dear pradesh the state government owns the site and together with the central government they are trying to get the site cleaned up union carbide is now a wholly owned subsidiary of dow chemical dow chemical. two thousand one third the boards of carbide approve the burger agreement create the world's second largest chemical company. does complicate things and doesn't because the. nation is very good in india and in the us and. principle the 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 that is one of the. people. drinking contaminated water you see. in the neighborhood and then he got a lot of this bomb tested every founded highly contaminated they do not have any other choice and they are drinking this water. it was like sometime two thousand and four it was sometime in the evening. when i have eased back to my home there was a letter written by my brother. i'm going to die in a few men so take care of 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 only.
both of us took my brother to the hospital and finally he 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 he could hear a voice in his mind i believe that a war in hell's with time but involved it's getting worse. if we blame each other for everything the new solution will come. government blames the company we blame the government of the 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 do you blame to work surely according to you. before i answered this question he said you were goldman but he said to me your government's like ditching you they have been the people from. so if you're going is not willing to help you then what will you. do for you. on that i'm not particular night on the second and third december some gases from the union carbide leak some of the people died now 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 nine compounds are which were deadly. they get us. 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 they all fall we would like that we don't speak up 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 fall the rest against mr one man and a son i mr anderson has retired in a beautiful house in. new york and of course. it was a bone of pleasure we looking at we are going to be inventive and one of the implications is for the nation which you know the more than thirty thousand people are affected and the people who are drinking the polluted water have known about the problems as can problems that is this is through the. infections industrialization of. foreign investment you know that. all of those are sick and that's the position that having 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 worry that somebody started taking over the record country that started it pretty often loses. often the loss of the work through the population but the leaders who are willing to take the risk or do something. for their own hands i mean this is just some history. the. least want to response in us soccer on telly the government just pimping for dow chemicals and these are the. same people who have so far stalled justice for the bhopal gas victims. but we strongly feel that on this occasion of the twenty seventh anniversary we will be able to stronger than mixes and we will get justice
. to do it one day i have not to go out to get on by the people the other ones who are violent we have a lot of the people responsible for this you can follow them yet this is not the rehab nor you look at it that way in pretty five years what can we not get just if you please that is what he does what is needed. this week it's like i was hired to do merger and acquisition for union carbide to bring all of the computer applications on the same traumas dowd's i saw how a corporation works because they are more concerned about bottom line profit than anything i just decided that i was making a profit for just the wrong people and chemicals made the decision to purchase union carbide knowing that these liabilities were outstanding so when you purchased the assets of a company purchased those liabilities. we are just asking for our right to clean
water union carbide as fully exploited the sort of international dimension of this problem it informs the american courts that new york law can't apply because these events took place in india but the same time the same indian law doesn't apply so in effect they're arguing that they're above the law so there are international rules. for. of course international law has no enforcement laws are forced by somebody. if the united states doesn't force i'm. part of a budget they should take responsibility for. where dime from the water i mean no one is offering clean water they have no choice. dow chemical go to how it go to how do how. agents of dow should be spanked. if you
look at subject to the jurisdiction of india then you have to submit to the american boards and the american boards have to do something about. this in two thousand and four the supreme court's directed the government to provide clean and safe water but the government the state and 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 promise was never filled . with some pipelines were laid in some areas in every area the water there supplying the spikes his duty not to feed for twenty. kids and dad it might differ dish but mission control board certified against any high concentrations of bacteria so knowingly this water is what is being supplied to the locals who have given their lives.
no company should realize that it cannot break this country's low. i budget if we win this fight outsiders will gain nothing gain will be for years the people of full power. like 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 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 you. going to. bring i'm dissing to india bring them here. 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. this is all union carbide should bear these expenses because in the coming ten to fifteen years people will keep getting affected due to the growing water contamination and will be more prone to cancers like disease it is a human body on body and we are fighting for our society we are fighting for our country we are fighting for bhopal gas victims. it's only by virtue of the fact that this outfit if it indeed. is even able to resist the day has come out this year a fresh known bailable warrant has been issued for an anderson. and if the government fails to wake up and help then we are committed to fight for the next
twenty seven years against the nexus between the company and the government the process could change dramatically if the indian government interest the system as according to its government is understandable and the many of them not they don't have the authority to someone with their name of government but what they have said to the government if they want this really come to an interview i think it was what it was that. they were all the survivors in court of law they are so good at it they have submitted a letter although that's all over the whole the whole your life i was yet to come any ideas from our research one thing is very clear the union carbide india factory is infected with poisoned 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 it is. the main thing i am saying is that the factory should be cleaned as soon as possible. god has given you this beautiful 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. that has not turned down because we did not get justice and unless we get justice our passion will never come down. every year millions of people dying because of this unburdened the pursuit of profit. what can mean will fall a saying is that you cannot do it you are not allowed to do. because life is sacred
and that cannot be violated and. such is my house the twang day the strength from the rest of the world who will get justice from dollar company that i. did one hundred fifth anniversary is just to learn the four years of the verse read the first two for diversity will be as important for the final goal and the goal is to clean the factory farm all those toxic effluents which still pull you the water that the people have to drink . 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. . these same products in our lives will not only eat. we should never allow down to continue their poisonous business in any other city in the world so that another book powell who will not be repeated by. any worse
really 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 than the previous year if there is justice and this world would be safer for all of us to live in 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.
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