All Articles on Bhopal

"The recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was surely a wakeup call on the potential of hurricanes, floods, and tsunamis to compromise electrical power and greatly compound an impending disaster." Views
Arkema Was Not a Natural Disaster. It Was a Preventable Accident Waiting to Happen
Unlike hurricanes, tornadoes, and super storms, chemical accidents and explosions in refineries, storage facilities, fertilizer and chemical plants are not natural disasters. They are also not rare events. We have seen their deadly and costly consequences far too often. Advances in meteorology have...
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Two Years After West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion, Are Workers Any Safer? New Report Says No
On April 17, 2013, a massive fire and explosion tore through the West Fertilizer plant in West, Texas, killing 15 people—including 10 volunteer firefighters—and injuring more than 200. Fueled by the 30 or so tons of explosive ammonium nitrate on site, the blast ripped through the wooden building...
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Obama, India's Modi Hail 'Breakthrough' Nuclear Deal that Limits US Corporate Liability
"We think we came to an understanding of the liability" issue, stated U.S. Ambassador Richard Verma.
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And the Lifetime Award for Shameful Corporate Behavior Goes to... Chevron
As World Economic Forum gathers in Davos, satirical ceremony nearby recognizes corporate criminals
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Groups Say It's 'High Time' For Fracking Industry to Fess Up on Toxins
'If oil and gas drilling and extraction is as safe as industry lobbyists say it is, they should be able to follow the same rules every other industry already does.'
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Bhopal 30 Years On: Lessons From a Toxic Tragedy
I was in Bhopal, India 10 years after the 1984 disaster in which a now infamous Union Carbide pesticide plant released 27 tons of a toxic chemical into a crowded sleeping city, killing 8,000 people immediately and over 20,000 to date. It's hard to believe that Wednesday was the 30th anniversary of...
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After Three Decades, Quest for Justice Remains Elusive in Bhopal
'My community is yet to be compensated for what it has suffered,' says one survivor of the deadly gas leak
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Bhopal: A Metaphor
December 3, 2014, marks the 30th anniversary of the terrible Bhopal gas tragedy, which killed more than 3,000 people almost immediately, another 8,000 in the following days, and more than 20,000 in the last three decades. Despite the tragedy of humongous proportions, the people of Bhopal are still...
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New Bhopal Film Spotlights Corporate Justice Dodger
'This was not an unavoidable accident,' says Martin Sheen
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Justice Denied: US Court Rules Bhopal Victims Can't Sue Union Carbide
“These families have been living with Union Carbide pollution for decades. We remain committed to seeking the justice that they deserve,” said co-counsel Rajan Sharma.
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