Wikileaks Public date: 10.08.2017 19:48:51

Publisher: Detroit Free Press

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3 Mar 2012

E-mails released by WikiLeaks show Dow Chemical spied on activists over industrial accident in India

Documents released this week show that Midland-based Dow Chemical hired a private intelligence company to spy on activists concerned about continued effects of a 1984 gas leak in India that killed thousands. The group WikiLeaks obtained e-mails that show Dow hired a Texas-based company, Stratfor, to monitor environment and human rights advocates concerned with the leak at a plant in Bhopal, India, that killed about 15,000 and is considered the worst industrial accident in history. Union Carbide, which later was bought by Dow, owned and ran the plant.
Documents released this week show that Midland-based Dow Chemical hired a private intelligence company to spy on...

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