Issue Date: April 21, 2008
Dow, Indian company plan chloromethanes
Dow Chemical's European subsidiary and India's Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals are studying the construction of a 200,000-metric-ton-per-year chloromethanes plant in Gujarat, India. The plant would primarily make methylene chloride and chloroform. It would use Dow technology to convert carbon tetrachloride, an ozone-depleting chemical, to other chloromethanes. Dow also is building a research center in India, although activists who want Dow to compensate survivors of the deadly 1984 gas leak at a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal are protesting that project. Dow acquired Union Carbide in 2001.
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