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Bhopal Gas Disaster


Young India’s Bhopal challenge

The Bhopal question has one more angle: why was there so much public and media outrage over this 25-year-old issue? Why did the national media focus on this story, which till now had been consigned to the backrooms where only noisy environmental activists live?
 

The Bhopal legacy: reworking corporate liability

Days after President Barack Obama lashed out at British Petroleum (BP) saying he would not let them ‘nickel and dime’ his people in the oil spill case, a sessions court in Bhopal did precisely that with the victims of the world’s worst industrial disaster. After 25 long years the court of the chief judicial magistrate pronounced its verdict on the criminal case against Union Carbide and its Indian subsidiary on the matter of negligence and liability.

Press Note: After CSE, CPCB also finds UCIL site highly contaminated

On October 29, 2009, scientists from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)-Pollution Monitoring Laboratory had jointly collected soil samples from inside the former Union Carbide plant at Bhopal.

Bhopal: toxic legacy

For over 25 years the impoverished residents of Bhopal have been silently suffering the consequences of contamination caused by a ruthless, money making multi national pesticide company. But not anymore, their tireless struggle led the Centre for Science and Environment to investigate what they have been alleging all along that the water and soil around the factory had been heavily contaminated. CSE's investigation revealed the extent of contamination in the vicinity of location of the world's largest industrial disaster site was unparalleled.

Subterranean leak

High amounts of pesticides and heavy metals in soil and water inside and around the Union Carbide plant

by Sapna Johnson, Ramakant Sahu, Nimisha Jadol and Clara Duca

Not learning from Bhopal

It is 25 years of the Bhopal gas disaster—the night when chemicals spewed out of the Union Carbide factory to kill and maim thousands over generations.

bhopal judgement

First trial of Bhopal gas accident takes place in US Court for Southern District of New York where Justice Keenan rejets plea by Bhopal gas victims for hearing. Directs Union Carbide to submit to jurisdiction of Indian courts.

To read more click on:

http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/node/292418

Bhopal

Supreme Court rejects plea for review of USD 470 million settlement between Indian government and Union Carbide. Reinstates criminal proceedings against UCC Chairman and officials.

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