Kevin Mills

Portfolio project

Back to profile

Campaign on behalf of the Bhopal Medical Appeal

About this project

Union Carbide, responsible for the 1984 Bhopal chemical disaster that killed 29,000 and continues to affect many thousands of people in India, later merged with Dow Chemical. The toxic Union Carbide brand disappeared. Now Dow has merged with DuPont, thus distancing themselves still further from the outrage for which adequate settlement has never been paid. ‘Dont Bury Bhopal’ was a campaign theme developed by me and Carl Knapper at Soul London, and merged the logos of Dow and DuPont to create the word 'DONT'.



… Union Carbide gave a paltry $500 to each of the half million maimed survivors and abandoned its factory, leaving toxic waste to poison the local drinking wells. To this day, Bhopal faces a continuing epidemic of cancers and birth defects.

Dow Chemical refuses to pay any more compensation or commit to cleaning up the area. They’ve washed their hands of the whole thing. It doesn’t even rate a mention in merger documents. All the talk is of how the merger is expected to create $13.7 billion or more in combined annual profit.

Bhopal survivors have never stopped the struggle for justice and a life of dignity. Once Dow and DuPont merge, their hopes could be suffocated forever under multiple corporate veils.

Help us use Dow’s $130 billion merger to remind the world about the tragedy of Bhopal. Please take a moment to sign the petition telling Dow they should take responsibility for their actions. Thank you.

DON’T bury Bhopal.