June 21, 2010 | Ken Reed

Accident Implications: How Far-Reaching are the Consequences?

I saw a question from a reader on one of Mark’s earlier posts asking, “Why did Union Carbide get off so easily following the Bhopal disaster 25 years ago?”  Take a look at the last couple of paragraphs in this news report:
“But in India, there were calls for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to follow Obama’s strident example and gain full retribution for the victims of the 1984 toxic gas leak in Bhopal, which killed an estimated 15,000 people.”

A disaster in one industry can re-open inquiries into accidents that happened a quarter of a century ago, even in other industries.

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