Despite the outrage over the lack of accountability for the Bhopal gas tragedy and the failure to nail top Union Carbide officials, Dow Chemicals, which took over Union Carbide, insists that it cannot be responsible for any clean-up at the gas leak
Logically speaking, why should any other company be held responsible for the sins of omission and commission of Union Carbide. Dow has bought the company, materialistically not morally along with its liabilities! It was just a business move.
Mittal Steel, the world's largest steel producer, bought Ukraine's flagship Kryvorizhstal plant from the state, which has a deep effect of the Chernobyl Nuclear disaster near by. So, Dow Chemicals has done in judgment and choice, what Lakshmi Niwas Mittal has done.
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Dow Chemicals had taken such an undertaking from Indian government before they bought their stakes in Union Carbide. And people like Tata, P Chidambaram, Kamal Nath and Manmohan Singh are party to such an undertaking. Like Judas sold Christ for a promise of few gold coins, these people have sold the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy as well as citizens of the country, to US Business houses for the promise of a few million dollars of investment in India for setting up more deadly Chemical plants. Dow is right when it says it can not be held responsible because it had made it very clear at the time of buying the states in Union Carbide that it does not want any involvement with the tragedy caused by Union carbide and our government had given Dow Chemical such an undertaking.