Short Essay On Bhopal Gas Tragedy
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The Bhopal case is an in-depth study of the industrial accident at the Union Carbide factory in India that immediately killed 2,000 people, injured another 200,000 to 300,000 more, and immediately raised questions about plant safety and corporate responsibility around the world.
Appendix F examines the policy changes and litigation resulting from Bhopal disaster.
It includes a Note on Indian Supreme Court decisions regarding the Bhopal disaster, Western European and United States policy information about chemical plant hazards, and links to several relevant Supreme Court decisions.
Appendix A, the chronology, is a 17 page document outlining the events leading up to and following the plant explosion. The chronology is also color-coded to aid in identifying city and state measures relating to Bhopal, relevant Indian business legislation, casualties, and changes in economic conditions.
A committee of experts working on behalf of the Indian government conducted its own investigation and reached the same conclusion.
Little, Inc., determined that the water could only have been introduced into the tank deliberately, since process safety systems -- in place and operational -- would have prevented water from entering the tank by accident. Were the valves faulty on the MIC tanks at the plant? Furthermore, process safety systems -- in place and operational -- would have prevented water from entering the tank by accident. Why didn’t the plant’s safety systems contain the leak? Based on several investigations, the safety systems in place could not have prevented a chemical reaction of this magnitude from causing a leak.
In designing the plant's safety systems, a chemical reaction of this magnitude was not factored in for two reasons: 5.
This caused a chemical reaction that forced the pressure release valve to open and allowed the gas to leak.
An initial investigation by UCC showed that a large volume of water had been introduced into the MIC tank.