Monday, 7 June 2010

Union Carbide, 25,000 dead = 2 years in prison

The world's worst industrial accident in early December 1984, Forty tonnes of a methyl isocyanate leaked from the pesticide factory killing 3,000 poor people in the Bhopal slums. Perhaps there are now around 25,000 people dead according to campaigners. Over half a million people effected by the disaster.

So after 25 years of trying to get justice there are finally some convictions for the the disaster at the Union Carbide plant. The eight Indian former plant employees are convicted of "death by negligence". What do they get 2 years and fines of 100,000 Rupees (£1,467).

No conviction still of the US executives from Union Carbide, Compensation paid to the government but not the people. No help from the US any legal action against Warren Anderson former chairman of Union Carbide.

Justice, What a joke for the many people who have died in this terrible disaster.

DNA have the story Warren Anderson -- the man who got away

1 comment:

  1. maybe the same rules should apply when US tries to take BP for a free ride after the gulf leak...