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Backstory: Bhopal Sentencing

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mark Hertsgaard, a fellow at The Open Society Institute and The Nation's environment correspondent, talks about the ruling and the environmental legacy of the Bhopal catastrophe.

More than 25 years ago, a gas leak at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal India killed over 20,000 people. This week, an Indian court found seven former top managers of the new defunct company guilty of criminal negligence in the disaster, but the sentence given to the managers has sparked outrage in India.

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Comments [3]

Amy from Manhattan

What, it's over already? Mr.Hertsgaard said the pesticide was still in the water, & I wanted to ask what effects have been seen downstream.

Jun. 10 2010 01:41 PM
Maria from NYC

There has been a TON of coverage in the Indian news over the past week comparing US outrage at BP and determination here to do everything to hold them accountable, then pointing out that Union Carbide boss Warren Anderson has gotten pass as far as any responsibility for the Bhopal massacre.

Jun. 10 2010 01:00 PM
JP from NJ

Please ask guest if 99% of our environmental problems are not from one political party or the other or even capitalism but instead the fact that lobbyists govern our country by using legalized bribery otherwise known as campaign finance donations?

Jun. 10 2010 12:31 PM

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