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Solarz wants multinationals to disclose Bhopal-type risks

Rep. Stephen Solarz (D) of New York, on a visit here, said Tuesday he would introduce legislation in Congress requiring more disclosures by multinational companies as a result of the Union Carbide poison gas leak that killed some 2, 500 people here.

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He said the proposed laws would require multinationals making harmful products abroad to inform the US and host governments of the risks before building plants.