Tag Archives: Corporate Crime

When is a Settlement NOT a Settlement

Thirty years ago today, a ‘settlement’ was made for the Bhopal Disaster. There was no consultation with its survivors. Union Carbide paid $470m dollars, which represented an absolute pittance when shared out among survivor, with most receiving only a few hundred dollars. By the summer of 1988 pressure was building after a fourth summons to […]

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The Criminal Case Against UCC and the Role Played by Dow Chemical

Criminal proceedings for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” were launched against US-based Union Carbide Corporation in 1984. The case against UCC continues to this day because the company has never appeared before the Indian courts to answer the charges against it. Union Carbide’s current owner, the Dow Chemical Company has, on numerous occasions, been […]

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Simple History of the Criminal Case Outstanding Against Union Carbide in Relation to the 1984 Bhopal Disaster

A Simple History of the Criminal Case Criminal proceedings for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” launched against US-based Union Carbide Corporation within 24 hours of the gas leak.1 Nine individuals and three corporations accused, with one individual and two corporations based overseas. Foreign corporations charged: Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), incorporated in New York State, […]

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A Timeline of the Criminal Case Outstanding Against Union Carbide in Relation to the 1984 Bhopal Disaster

A Timeline of the Criminal Case 2-3 December 1984 On the night of 2/3 December 1984, forty tonnes of methyl iscocyanate (MIC – a highly volatile toxic chemical) stored at a pesticide plant owned by Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL), a subsidiary of Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) became contaminated with water and other impurities. The […]

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We believe Dow must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.