Union Carbide Research Paper

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The union Carbide are a great American co-operation and in the 60s and 70s they encouraged a dream to produce pesticides that would protect the crops and feed the worlds hungry millions. They decided to prosecute that dream in the Bhopal City which is the heart of India, it was a big market of their new product. To produce the product, the Union Carbide had to first reproduce the main ingredients, a chemical called Methyl Isocyante (MIC). American and Union engineers join forces to make it the state of art. MIC is one the most toxic and lethal substances known to man. The Union Carbide simply promised the best wages in town. In December 1984, the world’s worst industrial accident happened in the city of Bhopal in India. A factory released a…show more content…
The process required very toxic chemicals and at the 3rd of December those chemicals got out of control. At least 30,000 people where choked to death in a cloud of gas produced by the reaction in the tank. Many times this number survived that night only have their health and lively hood wrecked. The defense mechanisms claims equal benefits continue to range. At Bhopal before the disaster, a couple people who worked at the Union Carbide resigned due to management ignorance by the stuff or company managers. In 1976 two trade unions where unhappy with the pollution the plant possessed. In 1981 a worker was splashed with phosgene and in panic he removed his mask and by inhaling the gas this led to death. In 1979 the local Indian authorities had warned the company of a problem, but constructive actions were not taken at that time. Even after so many incidents the managers did not follow suggestions of putting up an evacuation program because they feared people will panic and live in fear that the plant is a threat to the area that might results in the company losing its value. Even so a few years later, the company went from a money spinner to a financial liability. The started cutting costs behind the scene and around one third of the workers lost their jobs, production of pesticides reduced the MIC units being checks were made less frequently…show more content…
Because the gas is more dance than air, it flows at the lower level and children were mostly affected by this. At this stage, the company did not provide did not provide information about the composition of the toxic gas or the antidote. Many of Bhopal survivors suffers problems of memory loss, impaired immune system, partial blindness, poor co-ordination. Since 1984 about 10,000 people have dies due to gas related illnesses, and currently one person dies every day in Bhopal. Many women experience survivor menstrual problems, miss courage is seven times higher than the natural rate, some of the children of today’s generation have genetic
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