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Bhopal: 25 Years of Poison


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Tinkie
- 3513 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Indra Sinha, who was Booker-nominated for his book on the Bhopal disaster, explains why the gas leak that killed 20,000 people 25 years ago - and continues to create health problems for countless more - is still a national scandal...



   

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Tinkie K (71)
Friday December 4, 2009, 10:11 am
From the page: "As night fell on 2 December 1984, none of the factory's safety systems was working. The vent gas scrubber lay in pieces. The flare tower was undersized. The siren stayed silent. Years later too late for the thousands who would now die in unimaginably hideous ways a prosecuting attorney would say that Union Carbide had demonstrated a "depraved indifference to human life".

Union Carbide Corporation are Mass Murderers, and 25 years later, nobody has had to come forward to claim responsibility.

Please see Union Carbide's website - UC belonging to DOW Chemicals and of course, profitting immensely from agriculture : http://www.ucarbide.com/

Who are the REAL terrorists and inhumane killers?
 

Barbara B (27)
Friday December 4, 2009, 1:08 pm
... thank you Tinkie... it is one thing to rob someone, it is something entirely different to kill them for profit...

"...The hospitals were full of the dying and doctors did not know how to treat them because they did not know which gas or gases had leaked, and Union Carbide would not release the information, claiming it was a "trade secret"..."

The fact that a company would be so negligent as to let such an accident happen, then to not divulge information that would remediate the damages they created is the same as intent to commit murder... this is a war crime...




 

Pamylle G (458)
Friday December 4, 2009, 4:04 pm
There was a great segment on Democracy Now! on the 25th anniversary (cut & paste link):

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/12/3/25_years_after_bhopal_disaster_survivors

Thanks, Tinkie !
 

Kelli Stowe (216)
Friday December 4, 2009, 5:15 pm
Noted. Thank you Tinkie.
 

Peace Monger (185)
Saturday December 5, 2009, 8:54 am
Let our New Year's resolution be to spread knowledge to those who have ears to listen so we can try and end humanity's enslavement to Big Corp$.
Power to the people!
As ever, thanx Tinkie for your submissions.
Peace y'all! x
 

Anne F (17)
Saturday December 5, 2009, 11:50 pm
Misbehavior by corporations need to be stopped. Obviously, the chemical companies need to clean up.
 

Marty H (119)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 2:07 am
thanks Tinkie! That is so sad and disgusting but certainly does not surprise me! Corporations with too much money, power and with no visible conscience! Those poor people! The world should NOT tolerate such things!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 5:27 am
Even if MSDS is known well, hazardous chemicals/ explosive industry should be far away from city at least.
Corporations will not stop production, but must be responsible for any accident.
 

Jeanne M (84)
Sunday December 6, 2009, 8:18 am
Corporations move overseas to less developed countries because they can get away with behaviours and business practices that would have their people jailed at home.
 
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