Category Archives: Water Contamination

Public Interest Litigation in the Madhya Pradesh High Court

Following adapted from ‘Injustice Incorporated. Corporate Abuses and the Human Right to Remedy’. Amnesty International, 2014. In July 2004, one of the victims’ organizations, the Bhopal Gas Peedith Mahila Udyog Sangathan (BGPMUS), filed proceedings in the Madhya Pradesh High Court against a number of defendants, including the government of India, the Madhya Pradesh state government, […]

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IITR Confirms 42 Colonies Now Affected by Contaminated Water Crisis

The Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) has now submitted its latest report, regarding the contamination of groundwater in Bhopal communities, to the apex committee of the Supreme Court. The report confirms excessive levels of nitrate, chloride and heavy metals in 20 further colonies, bringing to 42 the number with groundwater contaminated by chemicals believed […]

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Indian Institute of Toxicological Research Tests Water of 20 More Bhopal Communities for Chemical Contamination

A recent interim order from the Indian Supreme Court has acknowledged that 20 more housing colonies have become affected by the contamination of their groundwater, bringing the overall number to 42, and a team from the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR) was due in Bhopal, on the 2nd April, to begin collecting water samples. […]

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Dow Chemical CEO to Retire Just as Supreme Court Says Contamination Disaster Spreading in Bhopal

As the Indian Supreme Court acknowledges the contamination disaster in Bhopal to be spreading,1 the long-standing CEO of Dow Chemical, the corporation adjudged responsible by campaigners, is to step down.2 In 2017, Dow merged with DuPont to create the world’s largest chemical corporation and a high-level UN Official voiced serious concern about the merger explaining it […]

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We believe Dow & DuPont must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.