Bhopal Essays

  • The Bhopal Disaster

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    The Bhopal Disaster Just after midnight on 3 December 1984, a dense gas cloud formed and rolled through the city of Bhopal and its surrounding villages. The people that inhaled the gas immediately started feeling its affect. They coughed uncontrollably, the gas burning their eyes, noses, and throats. The gas then attacked their central nervous system and, if they were unable to escape the cloud, they fell dead. The Union Carbide Corporation, an American based corporation, opened the Union Carbide

  • The Bhopal Gas Tragedy

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    Abstract- A tragedy that was a catastrophe and had no parallel in the world’s industrial history. Tons of toxic gas was leaked and spread throughout the city. An estimated 10,000 people died and 500,000 suffered injuries with disastrous effect. Bhopal Gas Tragedy, 1984 was a disaster in the world’s industrial history. In the early morning hours of December 3, a poisonous gas was leaked from union carbide plant in Madhya Pradesh. The gas was leaked and spread throughout the city. There was a disastrous

  • Analysis Of The Bhopal Gas Tragedy

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    Raghu Rai, an Indian photojournalist and photographer, formerly worked with India today (Indian weekly magazine & news television channel) and covered the World’s Worst Industrial Disaster, The Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The picture shown above is captured by Raghu Rai and invades our mind with feart. This gas tragedy occurred in Bhopal’s multinational Union Carbide Corporation's pesticide formulation plant. Around 40 tons menthyl-iso-cyanate gas leaked on 2nd December, 1984 causing instantaneous deaths

  • Bhopal Ethical Issues

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    1. Introduction: In the morning of December 3, 1984 a tragic event occurred in the city of Bhopal, the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It has been known as the world's worst industrial disaster. A Union Carbide India, Limited (UCIL)'s plant released 40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas which instantly killed over 3,000 people and carrying on causing the death of more than 20,000. This tragic event involved not only the technical, safety issues at the time, but also ethical issues on the responsibility

  • The Bhopal Gas Tragedy

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    On the 3rd of December 1984, a gas leakage incident happened in Bhopal, India. Methyl isocyanate(MIC), a deadly poisonous gas was accidentally leaked and spread into air from the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) plant. The leak was caused by large volume of water entering one of the MIC storage tanks in the underground. As a result temperature and pressure in tank continuously increased and the storage tank burst as a result of chemical reaction between the water and MIC. It spread in the air and

  • Bhopal Accident Case Study

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    Who is responsible for the Bhopal accident? How should blame be apportioned among parties involved, including Union Carbide corporation, UCIL, plant workers, governments in India or others? The cause of Union Carbide’s tank 610 MIC leak have two theories. One theory according to the Indian government, that water was introduced through a hose into bleeder A at filter pressure safety valve lines. It happened on the Eve of the disaster when a supervisor ordered an operator, R.Khan to unclog four filter

  • Bhopal Tragedy Case Study

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    In the 1970s, the Indian government started a program to encourage foreign companies to invest in regional industries. Union Carbide built the pesticide plant in Bhopal, which is located in the central part of India, in order to have a better access to transport infrastructure. The particular site inside the city might have been zoned to light mechanical and business use, not to risky business. “The plant was initially approved only for formulation of pesticides from component chemicals, such as

  • The Bhopal Gas Disaster In The World's Industrial History

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    Bhopal Gas tragedy Abstract- A tragedy that was a catastrophe and had no parallel in the world’s industrial history. Tons of toxic gas was leaked and spread throughout the city. An estimated 10,000 people died and 500,000 suffered injuries with disastrous effect. (Bhushan, 2014) (THE TRAGEDY) Bhopal Gas Tragedy, 1984 was a disaster in the world’s industrial history. In the early morning hours of December 3, a poisonous gas was leaked from union carbide plant in Madhya Pradesh. The gas was leaked

  • Industrial Disaster: The Cause Of The Bhopal Disaster

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    methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas billowed from the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) plant in Bhopal. The lethal gas leaked into the air and drifted to the shanty towns nearby. With an estimated death tolls amounting 20,000 people and approximately 800,000 population exposed to the deadly fumes in 1984 , it is no wonder why this incident was considered as the world’s most tragic industrial disaster. Until today, Bhopal disaster survivors suffered with lingering long-term adverse health effects including

  • Bhopal Union Carbide Case analysis

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    One of the worst cases of catastrophic event in history is the Bhopal Union Carbide case. Nearly three decades ago, the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal India had a devastated tragedy. The toxic chemical and methyl isocyanate gas leak from the plant killed thousands of civilians who were sleeping and injured hundreds of thousands of people in the nearby neighborhood. For those who survived from this catastrophic incident had injuries ranging from blindness to suffering burns of the skins

  • Case Study Analysis: Union Carbide Corporation And Bhopal

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    Study Analysis: Union Carbide Corporation and Bhopal A single slip in action may cause lasting sorrow. A slight mistake in operation at a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal of India causes a lot of deaths and injuries. What a tragedy it is. Undoubtedly, there must be something wrong with the management of the plant. In addition to the plant, the governments related in India that issued permits and provided incentives for the plant, Bhopal community officials who permitted slum dwellers

  • Air Pollution: Industrialization

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    healthy as horse, with no eye sight accompanied by a burning sensation, excruciating pain in your lungs that makes it difficult for you to breathe and with no idea what has caused this effect. This was the feeling experienced by over 200, 000 people in Bhopal, India on Dec 3rd, 1984. A pesticide plant run by Union Carbide Corporation, an American company, experienced a gas leak from tanks containing Methyl Isocyanate (MIC). Methyl Isocyanate reacted with water producing toxic gases that spread out towards

  • Union Carbide Essay

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    Late on the night of December 2, 19841, massive amounts of methyl isocyanate gas (500 times more poisonous than cyanide) leaked from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, immediately killing at least 2,000 people1 and causing significant illness and premature death to many more. Union Carbide Corporation “UCC” immediately tried to distance itself from legal responsibility, in what would become the worst industrial accident in history at that time. Eventually it reached a settlement with the Indian

  • Explain Why Companies Should Be Held Responsible For The Environment

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    IMS Final Essay Bhopal is name that is unfamiliar to many. However, to the ones who know it, it represents one of the largest tragedies caused by a business in the 20th century. According to a survivor of the disaster, immediately after it happened, “The streets were… crowded as people were running and shouting,” and the next morning, people had to go “collect bodies from the street.” This tragic incident exposed more than half a million people to a toxic gas that was being manufactured at a chemical

  • Station Nightclub Fire Case Study

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    71 percent of the people that were at The Station Nightclub Fire, which occurred in West Warwick Rhode Island on February 20, 2003, that either died or was injured. This paper will look at the contributing factors in this shocking number as it pertains to fire prevention. When breaking down a case study, this case being The Station Nightclub Fire, there are three main factors you must look at. Those factors are fire behavior, human behavior, and building behavior. How the fire started and what

  • Dow Chemical Company Case Study

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    isn’t to be a good corporation citizenship and was not responsible for the environment. For example, they manufacture and distribute some highly restricted or forbidden chemicals such as DDT, Agent Orange, and Dursban in U.S.A. Dow’s response to Bhopal

  • The Negative Impacts Of The Boston Molasses Flood

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    In the year 1919, on January 15th, Boston experienced a strange disaster. This said disaster is now known as the Boston Molasses Flood. The disaster occurred when an above-ground tank filled with 26 million pounds of molasses burst and unleashed a wave of molasses from eight to fifty feet high and moving at 35 miles per hour killed people and destroyed buildings in the surrounding neighborhood. After the wave of molasses had slowed down, it settled at two to three feet in depth. Acting like quicksand

  • Why Did 1989 Hillsborough Stadium Disaster Lead To Social Change?

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    How did The 1989 Hillsborough Stadium Disaster lead to social change? Yasmin Dolman The disaster that took place at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield during a match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989 is one which significantly shaped the way society thinks and acts in many ways. 96 Liverpool fans died and 766 injured as a result of a human crush when "one part of the stadium was dangerously over-crowded" (Nauright, J Parrish, C. 2012). Consequently, The Taylor report

  • The Hatfield Train Crash

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    This report provides research, findings, and analysis on the Hatfield train crash that occurred on 17th October 2000. Through this summaries are produced of the way in which the event was reported immediately; what is currently perceived to have happened; the people and companies who were at fault for the crash, what the main and underlying causes of crash the crash were and changes made to legislation and safety standards following the event. Analysis is also made into the consequences of the crash;

  • The Marketing Mix

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    could mean profit and an unbalanced marketing mix could be the reason behind a business’s downfall. A simple search on “Bopal” takes us to the Bhopal gas tragedy that killed several thousands of people in India and left thousands of others disabled. There may be many others who are still suffering from aftermath of that disaster. Before launching a new product