Abandoned Carbide factory continues to leach toxic chemicals into groundwater

Even as the world prepares to witness the London Olympics starting Friday, victims and survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy have decided to pre-empt the organisers by holding a “Bhopal Special Olympics” here on Thursday. Five survivor organisations, led by the Bhopal Group for Information and Action (BGIA), will jointly organise the event on Thursday to oppose sponsorship of the Olympic Games by Dow Chemical — the current owner of Union Carbide Corporation — which “continues to evade civil, criminal and environmental liabilities of Bhopal inherited from Union Carbide.”