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Bhopal update - 11-30-11

Released on 2012-02-27 00:00 GMT

Email-ID 408316
Date 2011-11-30 18:51:55
Scot, Tomm,

UK media continued reporting on the IOA not voting on an Olympic boycott,
with the latest items including a comment from Lord Coe: "I have very,
very close links with the Indian national Olympic committee and I have
never had any sense at all, privately or publicly, that there was any
appetite for a boycott."

Articles have been seen the Guardian, the Mirror, some local/regional
outlets and a few international outlets. The texts are all very similar.


Midland Daily News today has the AP article from Monday, located on page
A3 at the top.

Indian sports media SportzPower published an article reporting the IOA
meeting on 12/5 "is not going to happen," partly because IOA secretary
general Raja Randhir Singh will be traveling to Lausanne, Switzerland that
day. Unidentified "top sources" also indicated none of the former
Olympians who signed are IOA members, and that none of the active athletes
"have written anything" about the Dow sponsorship.

This article reported the IOC "has been circulating" a document with
background on the Bhopal gas accident and subsequent activities of the
Indian governments and UCC "to place on the table the facts of the case
against the detractors, who are linking Dow Chemical Company with Union
Carbide Company."

Marketing Week published a commentary about Olympic sponsorships in
general, that sponsoring companies comprise "a veritable rogues gallery of
the corporate reputation that hardly adheres to the Olympic motto of
`faster, higher, stronger." BP, Lloyds TSB and Thomas Cook are named in
this regard. Further comment includes: "Today, most of the companies big
enough to afford an Olympic sponsorship and desperate enough to seek out
global recognition are often those most in need of reputational rescue."

- Tim Edwards emailed a link to the article to the Remember-Bhopal
distribution list and included the last item quoted.

IBNS published the ICJB press statement about Sambhavna staff
participation in the Bhopal anniversary events. DNA published a brief item
from that.

PTI reported Abdul Jabbar "threatened of holding a dharna" on 12/2-3 at CM
Chouhan's residence as an anniversary observance. Jabbar addressed the
media, complaining the "district court" has "a total lack of seriousness"
in hearing the case on enhancing the sentences in the Bhopal criminal
case. He also said the GoI and MP state have not implemented the several
projects or programs for the gas victims that have been announced "in the
last 18 months."

In Nagpur, the Hitavada reported DRDO joint director, Dr. G P Meshram,
presented at an Indo Finland workshop at NEERI on "The Genomic Tools in
Bio-remediation." The Hitavada asked Meshram about possible applications
of bio-remediation for the Bhopal factory waste, to which he apparently
responded positively. (The writing and grammar are not entirely clear.)
Full text available on request.

Ann Sigsby

Senior Analyst

Allis Information Management


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