The Bhopal Gas Tragedy – just an accident?

Original post: https://www.bhopal.net/old_bhopal_net/gasfacts.html

1. A History of Massacre….
* Union Carbide started out as a carbon company in 1886 and diversified to gases and chemicals during World War I.
* From the Manhattan project of World War II, until it relinquished its contract in 1984, Union Carbide was a contractor to the US federal government’s nuclear weapons production.
* Before Bhopal, Union Carbide Corporation caused the largest industrial disaster in the US. In the construction of the Hawk’s Nest Tunnel in West Virginia in 1934
nearly 2000 company workers, most of them black, died of Silicosis – an occupational disease caused by hazardous working conditions.
* At the Cimanggis plant in Indonesia at one point in 1978, 402 employees (more than half the work force of 750), were suffering from kidney diseases attributable to workplace contamination according to the company’s doctor Dr.Maizar Syafei. She was asked by the company not to tell the workers that there was mercury in their drinking water or else the workers “would become anxious.”
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Carbide’s Warren Anderson makes it onto Rotten.com

rotten.com is a website dedicated to exposing all that is vilest and most loathsome in human behaviour. It features pictures that turn the stomach, stories of utter evil. It is not easy to do something bad enough to gain a place in that company but Mr Warren Anderson has managed it. For 11 years he, and his company Union Carbide, have refused to return to Bhopal to stand trial in an Indian court. In doing so Mr Anderson has abandoned not only his responsibility as a leader of industry, but any pretence of morality. His company’s victims are among the poorest, most helpless people on earth. More than 120,000 of them are still very ill and struggling to sustain life on “compensation” that amounts to 7¢ a day. The survivors’ testimony has never been heard. There has been no chance to cross examine the company executives, or to re-open the question of just compensation. Warren Anderson and Union Carbide have prolonged their agony for 11 years. In Indian, as in US and British law, Anderson and Carbide are innocent until proven guilty. If they are blameless, they have nothing to fear from appearing before the court. But until they do, the survivors of “that night” have little hope of justice.

Anderson and Carbide cannot evade the law forever. Newspaper after newspaper, TV report after TV report, even though the language is restrained, have conveyed a sense of anger and outrage. Small wonder Mr Anderson is in rotten.com. Carbide and its new owners Dow Chemical should be there with him.

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Helicopter buzzes Diane Wilson’s house in attempt to intimidate her into silence

We have to take this very seriously because after a 1992 action against Formosa Plastics, shots were fired from a helicopter at her house, narrowly missing a relative and killing her dog.

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