Bhopal Pesticide Case Study

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The pesticide plant and the MICrelease Much information about the original Bhopal accident is available through books [1, 2, 3], journal reports [4] case histories [5], documentaries [6, 7], proceedings from international conferences,[8, 9], and the Internet [10, 11, 12]. In essence, about 41 metric tons of methyl isocyanate was released from the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal just after midnight on December 3, 1984. This gas spread slowly southward from the plant site during the early morning hours with very stable weather conditions. Of the 900,000 population within the city, over 200,000 people were exposed to MIC tainted air. Documented death counts are listed at 3,787 [13]. The number of undocumented deaths will never be known, but estimates are over 10,000. Chaos surrounded the city afterwards. Thousands panicked. As the story of the disaster circled the globe, international aid began to flow into the city. Union Carbide, USA, was the majority owner of the plant (50.9%) with Indian investors owning the rest [14]. Warren Anderson, then chairman, made a personal trip to the India to reach out, only to be placed under arrest. Several years later Union Carbide settled with the Indian Government for over $470 million dollars plus other considerations[15]. The event that caused the release was traced to a runaway reaction created by the…show more content…
Pesticide plant Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl ISOCYNATE (MIC) gas a chemical. the toxic substance made its way in to and around the shanty towns located near the plant .estimate vary on the death Toll the official immediate death toll was 22,059.The government of Madhya Pradesh Conformed a total of 3,787 Death related to the gas

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