Analysis Of Bhopal Tragedy

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Register to read the introduction… Union Carbide clearly used inadequate technology and transferred it to Bhopal. Warren Anderson, the spokesperson from Dow Chemicals was detained for doing this when he came to see the plant. Soon, agreeing to a bail bond that he will come to the jury to represent the union bailed him. Neither Warren Anderson nor the Union Carbide presented for trial and the Bhopal District declared them fugitives from justice. There is a demonstration of an ethical issue in behalf of the union of the Dow Chemicals. Just because Mr. Anderson was based in the USA, he didn’t act ethically by not showing up to the jury.

The other serious ethical issue we see in the scenario is that the Dow Chemical didn’t take full responsibility that they should have taken. The company was sued for 4 billion dollars but they settled for a portion of it. The victims were given $400 dollars per person. This demonstrated the lack of responsibility of Dow Chemical because it hardly covers just the medical cost for 4 years. Most of the victims lost the capacity of working a job and the children they made were born with some kind of physical or mental
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The model of Utilitarian and Egoism is applied in the scenario because the Union Carbide plant didn’t care about taking the recommendation by safety engineer and made an attempt to solve the problem. Most of the safety machines were not working because of the additional cost that the company had to bear. In addition, Egoism model can be observed clearly because the Dow Chemicals ignored all these issue that could have been solved for the sake of financial wellness of company. There was definitely the misuse of virtue ethics because the Dow Chemicals didn’t show respect for the individuals of Bhopal that is proved by the about of dollar they put per

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