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Shoot: Action at Dow Chemicals in the Netherlands

Greenpeace and survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, India, return poisonous waste collected from the disaster scene to its rightful owner, Dow Chemical. The waste was abandoned in Bhopal in 1984 and has been poisoning people there ever since. Ten Greenpeace activists, including John Passacantando, Executive Director of Greenpeace in the U.S. and Rashida Bee, leader of the Bhopal Gas Victim Women's Union, all constituents of the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal, unloaded 250 kg of the waste safely contained in seven barrels from the Greenpeace ship 'Arctic Sunrise' and deliver it to Dow's largest European operation, Dow Benelux in the Netherlands. Three activists abseil down the building and hang eight huge photographs depicting Dow's corporate crime in Bhopal and a banner which calls on Dow to clean up Bhopal. The Bhopal disaster also known as Bhopal Gas Tragedy was one of the world's worst industrial catastrophes. It occurred on the night of December 2-3, 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. A leak of methyl isocyanate gas and other chemicals from the plant resulted in the exposure of hundreds of thousands of people.
Action at Dow Chemicals in the Netherlands
7 Jan, 2003
Action at Dow Chemicals in the Netherlands
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