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Published by Disputes Processing Research Program, Institute for Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin--Madison Law School in Madison, Wis .
Written in English


  • Union Carbide Corporation.,
  • Personal injuries -- India.,
  • Complex litigation -- India.,
  • Employers" liability -- India.,
  • Personal injuries -- United States.,
  • Complex litigation -- United States.,
  • Employers" liability -- United States.,
  • Bhopal (India) -- Trials, litigation, etc.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesBhopal disaster
Statementcompiled by Marc Galanter and Gary Wilson.
ContributionsGalanter, Marc, 1931-., Wilson, Gary., University of Wisconsin--Madison. Disputes Processing Research Program.
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. (v, 1318 p.) :
Number of Pages1318
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16548004M

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  The Aftermath of Bhopal. An Interview with Jack W. McGraw [EPA Journal - January/February ] Q: In the wake of the Bhopal tragedy, many people have asked the question--could the same kind of catastrophe happen in the United States? A: Yes, it could happen here, but the probability is low. The real issue is what to do to prevent such an A. Settlement: Relating to compensation for victims of gas leak December Days after gas leak first petitions filed in US federal courts on behalf of victims. March Indian Parliament passes Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster Act authorizing government to solely represent Indian plaintiffs in Indian and elsewhere in connection with of India joins petition along with victims By T.V. Antony Raj. Even 27 years after the massive gas leak at the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, India, that killed thousands, toxic material from the world’s ‘biggest industrial disaster in history’ still continues to affect the residents there.. In the early hours of December 3, , large amounts of water entered a tank at the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, ://   Bhopal disaster, chemical leak in in the city of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh state, India, during which about 45 tons of methyl isocyanate escaped from an insecticide plant. Tens of thousands of people were killed, some half a million others suffered maladies, and the site remained contaminated decades after the ://

  On December 3 , more than 40 tons of methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, immediately killing at least 3, people and causing significant morbidity and premature death for many thousands more. The company involved in what became the worst industrial accident in history immediately tried to dissociate itself from legal :// Bhopal Gas Tragedy is also known as the Bhopal Disaster in which thousands of people lost their lives. It is considered the world's worst industrial disaster. It occurred on the cold wintry night The Bhopal gas tragedy is, till date, the world’s worst industrial disaster. It occurred in December of at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. The tragedy was a result of the leak of the methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas from the Union Carbide India Ltd (UCIL) plant which manufactured pesticides. On the night of December , , there was a leak of One of the most devastating sections in a book filled with sections that brought this reviewer to tears is “Moral orientations to suffering,” a essay by Delhi University professor Veena Das. The essay points out how the aftermath of the disaster essentially re-victimized the victims while absolving Union Carbide of

Five Past Midnight in Bhopal book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. It was December 3, And the aftermath too is well written, I have always been familiar with the general story of the Bhopal disaster, but this was the first time I read about it with personal stories. The Indian government estimates that the Bhopal disaster has been responsible for as many as 15, deaths to date. For more on the Bhopal disaster and its aftermath, see this and other segments The night of 3rd December marked an industrial disaster when more than 40 tons of methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India that instantly led to the death of approximately 3, people and causing permanent injuries for thousands company involved shamelessly tried to avoid its legal eless, a sum of $ million was paid as compensation Union Carbide, and subsequently Dow, hide behind a corporate veil hoping to avoid the legal aftermath of the Bhopal Disaster. More recently, Dow has utilised another layer of that veil, using affiliates and subsidiaries such as DCIPL (Dow Chemical India Private Limited), to continue trading in India whilst avoiding an attachment order against