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Bhopal Survivors Protest Dow Chemical's Olympics Sponsorship

Bhopal Survivors Protest Dow Chemical's Olympics Sponsorship

Rafiq Maqbool

BHOPAL, INDIA—Hundreds of survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster burned effigies of two Olympics officials Friday to protest Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the London Games.

The protests were on the eve of the 27th anniversary of the disaster in Bhopal, India, where a Union Carbide pesticide plant leaked lethal gas that killed an estimated 15,000 people and maimed tens of thousands more.