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Tessa Jowell MP, Labour’s Shadow Olympics Minister, responding to the calls from campaigners against Dow Chemical, said:
“Dow Chemical needs to urgently answer questions regarding Bhopal. I know that LOCOG are as concerned as anyone else to ensure that the following questions are clearly and quickly addressed.
“First, the London Olympic Games is intended to be one of the most sustainable, environmentally friendly Games to date. Is Dow’s conduct since acquiring the Union Carbide Corporation in 2001 consistent with the Olympics’ sustainability aims?
“Second, LOCOG saw legal documents from Dow about their involvement with UCC and Bhopal. Did they seek advice from other groups to balance their judgement?

“Third, even if Dow win their legal battles against Bhopal survivors and the Indian Government, is there a reputational risk to London 2012 in their sponsorship of the Olympic Stadium wrap?”

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