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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join young leaders from Bhopal, India in Cleveland to mark the 25th anniversary of chemical plant disaster

The Union Carbide Chemical Disaster in Bhopal, India has killed more than 23,000 people due to a catastrophic gas leak and ongoing water contamination in this central Indian city. This year  marks the 25th Anniversary of the horrific night in 1984 when a toxic cloud of methyl isocyanate enveloped the sleeping city. The Anniversary is a celebration by Bhopal survivor groups and their allies of 25 years of courage in the face of corporate crime. Two 16 year-old youth organizers from Bhopal, and senior activists Rachna Dingra and Satinath Sarangi, will be touring the US and Canada in this April and May. The tour is being hosted by the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal. ICJB is a coalition of survivors group and allies around the world working for justice and a life of dignity for the survivors of the Bhopal Disaster, and for a toxic free future for us all.  

The campaign and tour are committed to 'No More Bhopals' - exposing the great need for more effective regulation to protect marginalized communities from chemical harm. The Bhopal campaign hopes to gain North American NGO and government support for holding Union Carbide's parent, Dow Chemical, responsible for the ongoing toxic disaster in Bhopal and cleaning it up.    

Environmental Health Watch and Asha for Education, Cleveland Chapter are helping to bring this tour to Cleveland. 

 Please see attached document for more information on the event, and links to the Bhopal Chemical Plant Disaster.

The Union Carbide Chemical Disaster in Bhopal, India has killed more than 23,000 people due to a catastrophic gas leak and ongoing water contamination in this central Indian city. This year  marks the 25th Anniversary of the horrific night in 1984 when a toxic cloud of methyl isocyanate enveloped the sleeping city. The Anniversary is a celebration by Bhopal survivor groups and their allies of 25 years of courage in the face of corporate crime. Two 16 year-old youth organizers from Bhopal, and senior activists Rachna Dingra and Satinath Sarangi, will be touring the US and Canada in this April and May. The tour is being hosted by the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal. ICJB is a coalition of survivors group and allies around the world working for justice and a life of dignity for the survivors of the Bhopal Disaster, and for a toxic free future for us all.   The campaign and tour are committed to 'No More Bhopals' - exposing the great need for more effective regulation to protect marginalized communities from chemical harm. The Bhopal campaign hopes to gain North American NGO and government support for holding Union Carbide's parent, Dow Chemical, responsible for the ongoing toxic disaster in Bhopal and cleaning it up.     Environmental Health Watch and Asha for Education, Cleveland Chapter are helping to bring this tour to Cleveland.   Please see attached document for more information on the event, and links to the Bhopal Chemical Plant Disaster.

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