The Dow Chemical Company and Union Carbide

The Dow Chemical Company (TDCC) never owned or operated the Bhopal plant. The plant was owned and operated by Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL), a Indian company in which Union Carbide (UCC) held just over half the stock. When UCC — itself a separate company from UCIL — became a subsidiary of TDCC in 2001, TDCC did not assume UCC’s liabilities.

Further information on Union Carbide (UCC) and the Bhopal tragedy can be found here