Bhopal stirs far away EU

Published: Saturday 15 January 2005

The European Parliament appealed to India on December 16, 2004, to immediately clean up the site of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster. A resolution adopted by the EU assembly recently "calls on the governments of India and Madhya Pradesh to ensure the effective and prompt decontamination and clean-up of the Bhopal site and regular supplies of adequate safe water".

It recognises that "the chemicals that Union Carbide left behind continue to poison the water supply" and demands "better compensation" for the victims. The EUhas also asked its members how they can help India in this regard.

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