Dow Chemical Company, The
- Homepage: http://www.dow.com/
August 2002: "Dow is a leading science and technology company that provides innovative chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services to many essential consumer markets. With annual sales of $28 billion, Dow serves customers in more than 170 countries and a wide range of markets that are vital to human progress, including food, transportation, health and medicine, personal and home care, and building and construction, among others. Committed to the principles of Sustainable Development, Dow and its approximately 50,000 employees seek to balance economic, environmental and social responsibilities." http://www.dow.com/about/aboutdow/about.htm
May 2007: The Securities and Exchange Commission has begun an inquiry into whether two senior executives at Dow Chemical secretly tried to put the company into play as well as into the unusual trading in its stock that may have resulted, according to people briefed on the matter.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/25/business/25dow.html
November 2006: At least one group of victims has already made a formal push for compensation, filing a lawsuit in New York against the chemical companies that produced Agent Orange, including Dow Chemical and Monsanto. In the late 1970s, U.S. veterans filed a similar case and settled out of court in 1984 for a $180 million payment. The Vietnamese case was dismissed last year, but an appeal hearing is expected next month.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/12/AR2006111201065.html
August 2006: In October 2000, nearly 300 former inmates sued the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kligman, Dow Chemical and Johnson Dow Chemical and Johnson & Johnson Johnson for injuries they said occurred during the experiments at Holmesburg, but the suit was dismissed because the statute of limitations had expired.http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/13/us/13inmates.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Dow AgroSciences Organization Aug 13, 2006 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Dow Corning Corporation Organization Dec 4, 2006 Advised by (past or present) Sciences International Organization Apr 29, 2008 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) Union Carbide Corporation Organization Jul 16, 2010 Advised by (past or present) Weinberg Group Organization Apr 29, 2008 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) Andrew N. Liveris Person May 25, 2007
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 05, 2009 L.A. lawyer accused of fraud in pesticide litigation (Column One)
QUOTE: Here[Nicaragua], [the chemical] DBCP is more than a pesticide. It is a political movement. The forces of poverty and corruption cloud the most basic facts surrounding the claims. The truth that can be established is one that [Judge Victoria] Chaney alluded to in her ruling: If Nicaraguans truly were injured by DBCP a generation ago, what has happened since makes identifying the victims nearly impossible.
Los Angeles Times May 25, 2007 Investigation Is Said to Open on Dow Chemical
QUOTE: The Securities and Exchange Commission has begun an inquiry into whether two senior executives at Dow Chemical secretly tried to put the company into play as well as into the unusual trading in its stock that may have resulted...
New York Times Apr 15, 2007 Dow secretly pressurising Indian govt, says Amnesty
QUOTE: Alleging that Dow Chemicals is secretly pressurising Indian government to help rid the company of its legal liabilities related to Bhopal gas disaster, Amnesty International has sought inquiry by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) into, what it calls, failure of the company to disclose to the shareholders the information about its liabilities regarding the disaster.
Nov 13, 2006 In Vietnam, Old Foes Take Aim at War's Toxic Legacy
QUOTE: For decades, the United States and Vietnam have wrangled over the question of responsibility for the U.S. military's deployment of Agent Orange. But officials say they are now moving to jointly address at least one important aspect of the spraying's aftermath -- environmental damage at Vietnamese "hot spots" such as Nguyen's city, Da Nang -- that are still contaminated with dioxin 31 years after the fall of Saigon.
Washington Post Aug 13, 2006 Panel Suggests Using Inmates in Drug Trials
QUOTE: federal panel of medical advisers has recommended that the government loosen regulations that severely limit the testing of pharmaceuticals on prison inmates...it has dredged up a painful history of medical mistreatment and incited debate...about whether prisoners can truly make uncoerced decisions, given the environment they live in.
New York Times Nov 30, 2004 Bhopal Victims Not Fully Paid, Rights Group Says
QUOTE: Almost 20 years after the world's worst industrial disaster, a gas leak from a Union Carbide pesticide factory in Bhopal that immediately killed 7,000 people and sickened several thousand others, the victims are poorly compensated and the companies have gone unpunished...
New York Times Jul 09, 2003 Spoon-Feeding Poison: EPA Opens the Door to Testing Bug Killers on People
QUOTE: The tests appear to defy the very essence of the Hippocratic oath, "First, do no harm." Unlike tests for exploratory vaccines and medicines, pesticide studies offer zero benefits for participants.
Village Voice Jan 18, 2003 Banana Workers Get Day in Court
QUOTE: ...the chemical companies shipped DBCP [the pesticide] abroad and the growers used it despite knowing about its harmful effects even before the ban.
New York Times Nov 05, 2002 Court to Clarify Definition of Fraud in Charitable Fund-Raising
QUOTE: ...the Supreme Court agreed today to clarify the boundary that separates charitable solicitation from consumer fraud.
New York Times Aug 18, 2002 As the Earth Warms, Will Companies Pay?
QUOTE: With their confidence shaken in corporate bookkeeping and the market's omniscience, investors are starting to look for other possible "off balance sheet" land mines, including the hidden risks that could be associated with global climate change.
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