Bhopal Union Carbide Case Summary

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Julie Maldonado BA406-01 Professor Filomena Cantoria Chapter 1 WAC #1: Bhopal-Union Carbide Background The Bhopal-Union Carbide case occurred in India where approximately 2,000 led to deaths and 200,000 resulted in injuries on the nights of December 2 and 3 in the year of 1984. The source of these loss and damages was from the deadly methyl isocyanate gas that leaked from the Union Carbide plant which was an inflammable toxic chemical utilized to produce pesticides. Unfortunately, the small huts that had resided near and were adjacent to the plant were involved in the incident as well. Apparently, two years prior to the disaster, the Bhopal plant were inspected by three engineers from the United States to survey the premises. As a result of the inspection, ten major flaws in safety equipment and procedures were recommended by the engineers to resolve otherwise failure to comply would lead to the closure of the Bhopal plant facilities. with the Bhopal case, it seems the Indian officials did not adhere to the engineer’s instructions and therefore, sadly, triggered the accident. moreover, the indian government had rejected an estimated of…show more content…
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