Bhopal disaster victims may never get compensation following Dow-DuPont merger, fears UN official

The Abandoned Union Carbide Factory in Bhopal. Photo: Giles Clarke, Getty Images Reportage.

Baskut Tuncak, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, is ‘deeply concerned’ about the merger between Dow and DuPont, which could obstruct justice for victims of the world’s deadliest industrial disaster.

In an article in The Independent, Mr. Tuncak said: “This merger creates yet another layer of legal hurdles for victims to arrive at any semblance of an effective remedy and accountability for a preventable disaster now more than 30 years old.”

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