What Dow Chemical Company is doing to remove its liability for the waste dumped in the Union Carbide factory
Is Dow liable for the waste in Bhopal factory of Union Carbide? The chemical giant says no. It has filed an application asking the Madhya Pradesh High Court to delete its name as respondent to the case. It also wants the Union ministry of chemicals and fertilizers to withdraw their affidavit to court, which asks Dow to deposit Rs 100 crore for remediation costs of the polluted site. Letters accessed by RTI activists suggest that high level lobbying by the company to absolve it from the case and all liability.