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Rights groups stage protest to slam Dow Chemicals sponsorship

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Published on Jul 27, 2012

Mutilated, disfigured and disabled - the legacy of the 1984 chemical disaster which has so far claimed the lives of 25,000 people and left 120,000 chronically ill. Yet the company at the heart of this tragedy - Dow Chemical - are one of the major sponsors of the London Olympic games, a fact that organizers of the protest say is disgraceful. Dow Chemical argues it is not culpable for what happened nearly three decades ago because it merely bought the company - Union Carbide - that was in charge of the gas plant at the time.

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