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7 Jun 2010

Harmeet Shah Singh, CNN

Indian court finds chemical execs guilty in Bhopal disaster

A court in central India ruled Monday that seven top executives and the company they worked for are guilty for their role in the 1984 industrial disaster that killed thousands in Bhopal, India…Nearly 4,000 people died…in December 1984. More than 10,000 other deaths have been blamed on related illnesses, with adverse health effects reported in hundreds of thousands of survivors…The company blamed the disaster on an act of sabotage and has said it no longer has any liability…Union Carbide says neither the parent company nor its officials are subject to the jurisdiction of Indian courts…Union Carbide claims the issue has been resolved and Dow has no responsibility for the leak…

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Indian court finds Union Carbide India and seven top executives guilty for their role in 1984 Bhopal disaster that left thousands dead

Union Carbide/Dow lawsuit (re Bhopal, filed in India)