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Many Rohm and Haas employees are upset about this deal, half a world away there is some other news on Dow that has citizens even more disgruntled - Dow's facility under construction outside of Bombay was torched a few weeks ago by members of a Hindu religious sect, who feel that Dow's legacy in Bhopal and around the world is unacceptable and that Dow will destroy the area that is sacred to them. Villagers next to the plant have been protesting peacefully since January - grinding construction to a halt since then. The sect which destroyed the facility, has pledged to do so again should Dow resume construction. Dow's refusal to present Union Carbide in Indian criminal court, or clean up the Bhopal facility that Carbide allowed to contaminate the drinking water in Bhopal has angered millions of Indian citizens. Pictures of the destruction can be seen here:

TOXIC TRAIN SAFETY - A First Responders Petition caused The Chlorine Institute to conduct a five-month study comparing the safety of secondary containment to the chlorine “C”-Kit for chlorine tank cars. The study proved secondary containment to be, by far, the safest technology for containing and preventing releases of chlorine gas. To see secondary containment - search “CHLORTANKER.”

WARNING: FIRST RESPONDERS’ use of THE CHLORINE INSTITUTE “C” KIT may cause the catastrophic failure of a chlorine tank car, instantly creating a toxic gas plume with a distance of not less than seven miles. The first mile will have chlorine concentrations of 1,000 ppm, causing death after one or two breaths with no opportunity for escape. To learn more, see PETITION C KIT, click on “First Responder Warnings.”

HazMat Experts and Firefighters petition Dow Chemical and Union Pacific for safe rail tank cars transporting gas chlorine. Secondary containment is a necessary improvement that must be implemented. See--PETITION C KIT for First Responders Comments.


CHLORINE GAS TRANSPORTATION SAFETY First Responders ask federal administrations to consider adding secondary containment to rail tank cars used to transport chlorine gas, providing lifesaving safety to First Responders and the public they serve. See First Responders Comments at PETITION C KIT. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 18:41, 12 February 2014