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Bhopal update- 03-03-11

Released on 2012-02-27 00:00 GMT

Email-ID 389297
Date 2011-03-03 17:14:57
Scot, Tomm,

Things are much quieter today on the Bhopal issue.

Bhopal Central Chronicle and the Daily Pioneer both posted articles
sourced from PTI on the ICJB protest against Dow participating in the
Aquatech trade show. BCC's piece was quite short; the Pioneer posted an
abbreviated version of the longer PTI wire piece from Wednesday afternoon.

Daily Pioneer also posted for the Bhopal edition of its website media
today a short version of Tuesday's ICJB press release criticizing the
BMHRC's practices in drug trials that included gas victims.

French media site Journal del Environment posted an article on the
upcoming ICMR report on cancer incidence in Bhopal and possible links to
MIC gas exposure. This article has a response from Sarangi criticizing the
findings. He said data was only collected at "5 of the 64 hospitals and
clinics that should have been followed. There is also a problem of data
presentation, they talk about contaminated areas instead of talking to
people affected by the gas. Finally, in this report, no mention is made
of pollution lanappe table.",21879

Also, NYT reporter Eric Lipton wrote an article on Louisiana charity the
Jindal Foundation, to which Dow contributed $100,000. The paragraph on Dow
noted neither it nor UCC have been fined for a December 2009 chemical
spill in St. Charles parish, despite the state proposing a fine for the
companies. The article as a whole questions whether companies are
influencing Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal through the charitable
foundation, which is run under his wife's name.

Things are also quiet on the activist end.

- Dharmesh Shah emailed the ICJB distribution list with the IBNS
articles on the Aquatech trade show.

- Colin Toogood, who had yesterday tweeted with excitement about
Aquatech dissociating from Dow, followed it up with one expressing
disappointment on the show officials refuting the ICJB's press

Ann Sigsby

Senior Analyst

Allis Information Management


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