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  • Tuesday, August 23, 2005

    The "generosity" of Coca Cola

    Common Dreams reports on the "generosity" of Coca Cola in India:

    ''One way or another, this plant should be shut down and the management made to pay compensation for destroying our paddy fields, fooling us with fake fertilizer and drying out our wells,'' Paru Amma, an aboriginal woman who lives in this once lush, water-abundant area, told IPS. Chairman of the KSPCB, G. Rajmohan, said the closure was ordered because the plant ''does not have adequate waste treatment systems and toxic products from the plant were affecting drinking water in nearby villages'' and that the plant ''has also not provided drinking water in a satisfying manner to local residents''.
    It seems to me a disgrace the way this company has treated local residents. See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts

    2 Comments:

    At 8/23/2005 06:30:00 pm, Blogger Sangroncito said...

    Just like Union Carbide (now Dow) in Bhopal, American corporations export toxic waste to India and the third world.

     
    At 8/24/2005 12:28:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    Former Clintonite and World Bank head Larry Summers once said, "I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to that.... I've always thought that underpopulated countries in Africa are vastly underpolluted; their air quality is vastly inefficiently low compared to Los Angeles or Mexico City."

     

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