The Yes Men Strike Again

Posted by : Rev. Ouabache | Thursday, July 16, 2009 | Published in

Looks like I'm riding this British Week thing out. The Yes Men, who I have written about before, decided to pay a visit to Dow Chemical's London headquarters. They brought with them a little present:
A new, beautifully-designed line of bottled water - this time not from the melting Alps, nor from faraway, clean-water-deprived Fiji, but rather from the contaminated ground near the site of the 1984 Bhopal catastrophe - scared Dow Chemical's London management team into hiding today.

It's been 25 years since the Bhopal disaster and Dow (who bought Union Carbide in 2001) still hasn't done anything to clean up their waste. The Sambhavna Trust recent did a study showing that local groundwater, vegetables, and breast milk are still contaminated by toxic quantities of nickel, chromium, mercury, lead, and volatile organic compounds. Instead of taking responsibility for their actions Dow ran away, again.

The Yes Men have set up a separate website for B'eau-pal Water and you can read about their other projects on their website.

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