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Upcoming Action at Dow Chemical's Shareholder Meeting

The ongoing chemical disaster occurring in Bhopal, India, has claimed over 25,000 lives in the past 29 years.

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Dow Chemical is responsible for the chemical disaster in Bhopal, India, which has claimed over 25,000 lives in the past 29 years. indiatoday.intoday.in

(DA NANG Vietnam) - An upcoming action at is planned for the Dow Chemical shareholder meeting in Michigan, the event is organized by the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal--North America (ICJB-NA).

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ICJB-NA strives to hold Dow Chemical accountable for the ongoing chemical disaster occurring in Bhopal, India, which has claimed over 25,000 lives in the past 29 years. The world's worst industrial disaster, the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak, sparked decades of environmental damage, which includes not only the intergenerational aftermath of exposure to toxic gas, but extensive soil and groundwater contamination from Union Carbide's abandoned factory.  Union Carbide is a fully-owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical, who acquired UC and its outstanding liabilities in Bhopal back in 2001.

Please visit www.bhopal.org to learn more.

It happens Thursday, May 9th, 2013, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, the shareholder meeting starts at 10 a.m. and is being held at the Midland Center for the Arts (1801 St Andrews St, Midland Township, MI 48640)

Google map: http://goo.gl/maps/GUx1i

The group will be on the public lawn outside the Midland Center, next to the parking lot entrance. If you are interested in going, please contact caitlyn.schuch@gmail.com.


Chuck Palazzo is a Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran, Interim Editor for Agent Orange, and works with Agent Orange Action Group http://aoag.org/ and Hoa Binh Chapter, Veterans For Peace http://vfp-vn.ning.com/ Chuck Palazzo has spent years since the war studying the impacts and effects of Agent Orange, a defoliant chemical sprayed by the U.S. govt. on the jungles of Vietnam. He says Dioxins have been re-discovered to cause all sorts of damage to humans. These include Heart Disease, Parkinsonism, Diabetes et cetera. Dioxins are already known to produce serious birth defects and a variety of cancers. The chemical is still sold in Third World Countries and is causing the same problems.

We at Salem-News.com welcome Chuck aboard and look forward to sharing more of his stories with our readers in the future.

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