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    The word Animal (jaanvar) is defined as "the one who lives" in Hindi while in the English language, Animal is defined as a living thing who behaves in a wild, aggressive, or unpleasant way. We live in a world where disasters are quite common throughout societies where innocent people are harmed and often forgotten or viewed as unimportant as an animal in the street. Many people suffer and many even lose their lives. The catastrophic gas leak at an American owned Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India during December of 1984 displayed the law’s tragic incompetence to endure the effects of technological globalization, transnational capitalism, and corruption. Indra Sinha's Animal's People is used as a literary bridge between the media and real…

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    Small Perils Lead to Great Losses Introductions People sometimes ignore things, which they regarded as unimportant. However, these trifles may cause people great losses before they realize it. In this paper, we will mainly talk about three cases, one is Bhopal India Gas Tragedy, one is Asian financial Crisis, and the other is Fed’s stock crash in 1987. These three cases had some similarities, all of which had some potential perils ahead of the disasters. For example, Union Carbide India Limited…

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    Union Carbide celebrated their 50 years jubilee of doing business in India in 1984. Often seeing themselves as heroes of the community, providing jobs and financial growth in rural parts of India, they could never have foreseen the turn of events that would cause the people they employed, and many others around the world, to become so hostile towards them. The world calls it “the worst industrial disaster in history” or “the greatest man-made disaster”, but who was responsible for the unbearable…

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    Union Carbide Case Study

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    The explosion of the Union Carbide India Limited pesticide plant in Bhopal, India on December 2, 1984 will remain one of the worst industrial calamities the world has seen. The official death count at the time of the incident was nearly 3000 deaths, but unofficial estimates hovered between 8000 – 10000 deaths (Bogart, 1989). This multifaceted case presents a unique challenge to critique the ethical dilemma in regards to Union Carbide’s legal strategy in response to the situation. The purpose…

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    Hazardous Chemical: Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) In December of 1984 in Bhopal India there was an extremely large chemical leak (Schlager, 2008). The chemical was called methyl isocyanate (MIC) and was used as an intermediate to create a pesticide, or a substance that is used for killing organisms called Seven. Seven, which kills several different types of bugs and is used specifically in Asia but globally as well, is also an insecticide, or a beneficial chemical that kills insects (Living With…

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    HINKLEY, CARLIFORNIA NEWS FORUM 01 August 1993 WATER CONTAMINATION IN HINKLEY I am Erin Brokovich; I am a twice-divorced mother of three young children aged between 9 months to 8 years old. I believe the $28 billion company Pacific Gas and Electric has poisoned the water supply of Hinkley, California with hexavalent chromium. In 18 months, I hope with the help of 634 plaintiffs and Masry law firm to sue PG&E for 333 million dollars for the water contamination in Hinkley. PG&E is a $28…

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    Bhopal Tragedy Case Study

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    Repercussions for engineers working for Union Carbide in Bhopal and consequences for Union Carbide following Bhopal disaster. In 3 December 1984 there was a gas tragedy in Bhopal, the capital of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. People around the city were in chaotic motion all trying to escape the toxic gas cloud that resulted from the gas leakage from the plant owned by the Union Carbide Corporation that its aim was to produce Methyl Isocyanate, toxic constituent of pesticide Sevin. It was…

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    Union Carbide Disaster in Bhopal - India The impact(s) of this incident. The Union Carbide Catastrophe is one of the world’s devastating and life-threatening events, which have claimed for many lives of people and it is reported that it continues to today. Based on the play, the Union Carbide Catastrophe is a 33 years incident that happened in Bhopal India on 4th December 1984; released nearly 40 tons of highly toxic gas or poisonous gases known as methyl isocyanate. According to the play, at…

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    In 1984 on the night of the second of December the Bhopal plant emitted 42 tonnes of methyl isocyanate gas exposing to more than 500,000 people and killing around 5,000 people. The clean-up of this disaster was insufficient and people are still being affected by the leakage. Methyl isocyanate gas also known as MIC is a clear liquid used to make pesticides, when exposed to the gas it brings the same effects as tear gas. Some of the effects that people went through were swelling and burning of…

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    the situation. “While most of the population slept during the night of December 3, 1984, a toxic cloud of over forty tons of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas escaped from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, central India. Heavier than air, the gas blanketed the slums surrounding the facility and spread over the city of 800,000 people. At least 2,000 died immediately, although local estimates run into the tens of thousands.” (Ethics and Business: An Introduction, Kevin Gibson, 2007, page 1) This…

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