ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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BHOPAL- Ill-Effects Persist-Report of a Survey

BHOPAL Ill-Effects Persist Report of a Survey D Raghunandan MORE than a year after the world's worst industrial disaster, its perpetrator, Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) is sitting pretty. It has neither accepted strict liability nor has it paid any compensation for the immense damage caused to life, health and property. Despite the world-wide outrage and the numerous independent studies conclusively proving its culpability, UCC continues to evade responsibility by hiding or refusing to submit information, by passing the buck to its Indian subsidiary (UCIL) or even brazenly suggesting sabotage, first by workers and now by 'terrorists'. All this even though by now, it is well established that UCC was knowingly and deliberately following double standards at its plants in the US and Bhopal.

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