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Fukushima and the 'Nuclear Renaissance' That Wasn't
The nuclear industry won't give up its ambition and nuclear apologists are aplenty, but still, their hopes for an easy rebirth are surely dashed
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Chevron Fined $8.6 Billion for Pollution in Ecuador
A court in Ecuador has told oil giant Chevron Corp to pay $8.6bn in environmental damages, but the US company has termed the court order as "illegitimate and unenforceable" and said it would appeal. An Ecuadorean judge ruled on Monday that Chevron was responsible for oil drilling contamination and...
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Hundreds of Survivors of Bhopal Disaster Protest Obama India Visit
A group of 400 survivors of the Bhopal disaster have been protesting Obama's visit to India. The 1984 Bhopal industrial gas disaster left an estimated 15,000 people dead. The company, Union Carbide, is now a subsidiary of Dow Chemical. Dow has faced calls to clean up the contaminated site, increase...
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BP's $20 Billion Spill Fund Echoes in Bhopal Justice Cry
Indian activists seeking justice in the Bhopal gas tragedy, the world's worst industrial disaster, are accusing the United States of "double standards", saying it was punishing firms polluting American soil but ignoring their mistakes abroad. The Obama administration on Wednesday pushed oil giants...
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Too Little, Too Late for Bhopal
Sanjay Verma was only five months old when a cloud of poison gas killed his parents and five siblings in Bhopal, India, as they slept in their beds. Some 3,500 people died immediately after the December 1984 gas leak while more than 15,000 others perished from the lingering effects of the world's...
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Ex-Union Carbide Officials Jailed over Bhopal Leak
India - A court Monday found the Indian unit of U.S. chemicals firm Union Carbide guilty of negligence and sentenced seven Indian former employees to two years in jail over one of the world's worst industrial accidents that killed thousands in 1984. A Union Carbide plant in the central city of...
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Gore Takes Cash for Water Campaign from Chemical Firm
Environmentalists condemn former vice-president for letting controversial company fund Life Earth
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Bhopal Legacy Haunts Nuclear Liability Bill
NEW DELHI - The U.S.-based multinational Union Carbide got away lightly after causing the world's worst industrial tragedy at Bhopal, but that legacy has come to haunt U.S. corporations seeking to tap India's newly opened market for nuclear power equipment. On Mar. 15, the government was to have...
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How the West Poisoned Bangladesh
A UN project aimed to help millions - but it brought them water contaminated with arsenic
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Bhopal Survivors Demand Action
Hundreds of residents of the Indian city of Bhopal have held a vigil to mark 25 years since a deadly chemical leak in the city caused the world's worst industrial disaster. Survivors and local residents joined activists late on Wednesday to remember the thousands of victims of the leak from a...
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