Amnesty asks London organizers to admit mistake

Amnesty International has called on London Olympic organizers to

apologize for having Dow Chemical provide the fabric wrap for the

main stadium.

Amnesty says it ”seems absurd” that the London organizing

committee chose Dow despite its links to a company accused of

responsibility in a deadly 1984 gas leak in India.

Amnesty says ”it’s time they admit their mistake and

apologize.”

Dow bought Union Carbide 16 years after the disaster in Bhopal,

India, which killed an estimated 15,000 people. It says it’s not

responsible for the catastrophe.

London and International Olympic Committee officials couldn’t

immediately be reached for comment Wednesday but have said Dow was

not to blame for the Bhopal disaster.