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  • BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY
  • Union Carbide’s Bhopal Plant Presentation by Arti Dangi (PC-03) Dhaval Dudhat (PC-04) Dweep Chokshi (PC-06) Mihir Pandit (PC-09) Pavitra Ramkumar (PC-10) Prashant Shah (PC-12) Vipul Patil (PA-20)
  • Buch was removed to another post soon after
  • Union Carbide’s luxurious guest house (current photo)
  • Dec 26th, 1981, Phosgene gas leak kills Ashraf
  • Manufacturing of Methyl Isocyanate in UCIL commences(1980)
  • Hospitals under siege
  • Union Carbide deems the incident employee sabotage
  • Who do you think was responsible for the incident?
  • Solution • Indian Government and UCC both were responsible • Indian government - twisted laws – no infrastructure to back it • UCC - cost cutting - neglected the safety of its employees and that of others.
  • Who should have had jurisdiction over this case? Was US Federal court right?
  • Solution Jurisdiction with India - Inconvenience of witness and evidence - No US citizen present - Shared Jurisdiction  not an option - Records and manuals in Hindi - No contract between UCC and UCIL.
  • What can we learn from this incident?
  • Current Status