tv [untitled] August 28, 2012 11:30pm-12:00am EDT
i have limited liability and it's not disregard for human life 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 in markets or. if they don't do that they're out and somebody else is in the indian government meanwhile declare itself the sole representative of the victims and proceed to do so about the case for four hundred seventy million dollars which was so cheap to provide start went up by two dollars a share saddam was in there and people could not mean that it could be such a grueling sell out because the union government agreed to settle all 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 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 of their lives in good health. they are gas and water victim children grow up born with 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 as some sort of burden but would not. go out of the. office.
good afternoon c.h.r.y. this is only summer f.m. to la and i'm joined on the line by son jay very much who is an activist in the bhopal campaign and also a survivor of the terrible disaster in one 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 eighty four months old and it happened right in the moment. so and. and the reason why i asked myself so because i had no one with me at the paris meeting at my school. she would like. it and. i would be. so she would like. you in my own eyes that you would like and i remarried so that. 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 ten. over the years in my family old runaways but 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 the three sisters and two brothers all in one thousand . and. my family members died because of this. system in tins prevent. it but it is a godsend because there will be thousand eight hundred people had died but they got
into the people who are carrying out bodies from the g.h. 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 organized and. then automatically i myself lucky involved in the fight and i joined late and i think. it's. now i realize a lot of the young guys actually. than nice kids 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 again the fact the money they are not paying attention bores them. why we did this study we just want to assist the extent of chemical contamination
within the factory and outside and see if there is a link it's because they're bicycling is going to go far for our going to school that's the site because if you've got a myspace the site justifies it is using if you look at all the lead guy here men's room and locally and. it was very high mostly i thought and went to that little baby the phone mostly as it is back been invented the fly i did this little bit out and you can still see mostly in the stuff that of their design and their clothes not surprising that the plant has very high levels of them mostly. we have received very important documents in this case that i think establish very clearly that union carbide knew that vans as early as 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 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. here this is where the waste and toxic sludge were dumped basically and carly we're 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 where they 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 believed that they can get rid of someone. by being 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 of the lining and it can keep the vast away from the. lining and the need to go on every day i was here. 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 evacuation what we found very
high was really you see it was very early on as the only industry and was destroyed. this will be an isolated not a recent one. off on the fact you want it is still being gone dominated and people are forced to needed water because they do not have any and that's why the ballpark way will remain a source of pollution for this area until it's 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 of my dear 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 of dow chemical. in two thousand and 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. 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 lot of. people. drinking contaminated water you see. in the neighborhood and then he got this bomb test 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 had to write that. 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 in both it's getting worse. if we blame each other for everything the new solution will come. government blames the company we blame the government the government suffers a 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 answer to this question he said you were god when they he said to me your governments like ditching you they have been digging 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 and 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 com points out of which team were deadly. they get us just 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 about bhopal because he's not a good image of all india in america they don't want to talk about it because in spite of the fact that there is a wall of and fall the rest against mr wong and. i mr anderson has retired in a beautiful house in. new york and of course never. it was a bone of glacier we're looking at we're going to be inventive and one of the implications of the book and i should mention though than one into deep holes in people and the people who are drinking the polluted water that i think i've known about the problems is can problems that is diseases through the. infections industrialization of. foreign investment you know the. all of those are sick and that's the position that i'm 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 worry that somebody started to take over or the record the country that started it pretty often loses and often the loss of the work can be devastating for the population but the leaders who are willing to take the risk are those the room for their own hands i mean this is just some history. you. least want to responsiveness soft on telly the government just pimping for dow chemicals and these are the. same people who have so far stalled justice for the victims. but we strongly feel that on this occasion of the twenty seventh
anniversary we will be able to destroy the nexus and we will get justice. to go in there to help not to go out get on by the people the other one provided we have a lot of the people responsible for this you can follow them you know this is not the rehab the way let it was the way in twenty five years what did we not get just if you missed it is one of these what isn't new but. this could make it's nothing new i was hired to do emerge an acquisition for union carbide to bring all of the computer applications on the same traumas douse 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're 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 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 appropriate behavior for. of course international law enforcement laws are forced by somebody. if the united states doesn't force a. lot of oh but 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 submitted to the jurisdiction of india then you'll have to
submit to the american boards and the american courts after news of the above. in two thousand and four the supreme court's directed the government to provide clean and safe water but the government 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 filled. with some pipelines were laid in some areas but not in every area the water they're supplying in these pipes his duty and not. kids and dad 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. budget and if we win this fight outsiders will gain nothing again will be for years the people of. europe you know most of 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. 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. chemical leave india leave india on top of that we have asked for
compensation for the victims who are suffering. 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 diseases given audios. 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 exist. has come out this year a fresh known bailable warrant has been issued for foreign 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 or the interests of justice has the court think that someone something the government the man they're 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 this it was in court of law they also did they have submitted a letter for letter that said all over the while you're. right. that 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 gave it was but it is
also true that it's a kind of poison that is leaking into our environment that is the main thing i'm sane is that the factory should be cleaned as soon as possible. god has given you a dispute worth all the facilities but god has given me everything here why destroyed. itself come on friends join the march with the victims and show that your passion has not cooled down. it 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 his unburdened the pursuit of profit. what in pain will follow saying is that you cannot do it in far not allowed to do. because life is sacred and that
cannot be violated and. this is my house the twenty eight the strength from the rest of the world who will get justice from dollar company that i get. the twenty 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 floors 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. and in the same products poison our lives will not only eat. we should never allow down to continue their poisonous business in any other city in the world soon that another book powell who will not be repeated by eat any
worse really gives us more spirit gives us more encouragement people around the world i have been for and we get more support every year 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 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 important precedent.
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