Dow protest: Mayor, Games head invited to drink Bhopal water


Bhopal Gas Tragedy
London, Jan 10: With the London Olympics row still continuing unabated, the activists who want the tainted Dow Chemical's to be eliminated from the sponsorship of the iconic games event have taken an interesting mode of protest. They have challenged the London Mayor Boris Johnson and Olympic Committee head Sebastian Coe to have a sip of the contaminated ground water that is an after-effect of the Bhopal Gas tragedy.

With only 200 days left for the London Olympics 2012, this unique challenge from the activists is grabbing a lot of eyeballs. With the finger pointing to the Dow Chemicals as the dark hands behind the Bhopal Gas tragedy, the protesting activists stated, "this water is contaminated with highly toxic chemicals that Dow's subsidiary, Union Carbide, recklessly dumped while their Bhopal factory was in production."

In a press release released by activists, the unique invite was given out by Farah Williams, a survivor of the Bhopal Disaster. She has invited Lord Coe and Mayor Johnson to taste one of the 'finest produce' of Dow. The press release added that Ms Williams is "issuing a challenge to Mr Coe to share a glass of Bhopal water."

It added, "She (Williams) will have a specially designed bottle of B'eauPal drinking water (a spoof mineral water product) and can be filmed or photographed in front of the Olympic Countdown clock. The clock will be adorned with a specially designed banner explaining that there are only '200 Days Left to Dump Dow'!"

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