Indian Olympic Assn voices concern on Dow sponsors

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NEW DELHI (AP) -- The Indian Olympic Association says it will tell Olympic organizers that victims of a deadly 1984 gas leak are strongly protesting Dow Chemicals' sponsorship of the 2012 London Summer Games.

The victims say the company has failed to properly compensate those harmed by the pesticide plant disaster in Bhopal. Union Carbide operated the plant and was bought by Dow in 2001.

Acting president Vijay Malhotra says the Indian Olympic Association will try to make the organizers "aware of the feeling of the people who have suffered." He said in a statement Monday the issue will be discussed at a Dec. 15 meeting.

Dow says legal claims over the gas leak were resolved by a 1985 settlement for $470 million.