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  1. Bhopal
    International Dimensions of Ethics Education in Science and Engineering Case Study Series Bhopal Plant Disaster Appendix A: Chronology by MJ Peterson Revised...
  2. Bhopal, India Chemical Accident, 1984
    against Union Carbide, including the murder charge against Warren Anderson. They thought this was a fair settlement and compensation for the victims. But many...
  3. Ehics And Legal Standars
    company agreed to this.[48] [edit]Charges against Warren Anderson and others UCC Chairman and CEO Warren Anderson was arrested and released on bail by the Madhya...
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Charges against Warren Anderson and others
UCC Chairman, CEO Warren Anderson was arrested and released on bail by the Madhya Pradesh Police in Bhopal on 7 December 1984. The arrest, which took place at the airport, ensured Anderson would meet no harm by the Bhopal community. Anderson was taken to UCC's house after which he was released six hours later on $2,100 bail and flown out on a government plane. These actions were allegedly taken under the direction of then chief secretary of the state, who was possibly instructed from chief minister's office, who himself flew out of Bhopal immediately.[57][58][59] In 1987, the Indian government summoned Anderson, eight other executives and two company affiliates with homicide charges to appear in Indian court.[60] Union Carbide balked, saying the company is not under Indian jurisdiction.[60]

In 1991, the local Bhopal authorities charged Anderson, who had retired in 1986, with manslaughter, a crime that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. He was Compensation from Union Carbide

    • The Government of India passed the Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster Act that gave the government rights to represent all victims in or outside India.[5]
    • UCC offered US $350 million, the insurance sum.[5] The Government of India claimed US$ 3.3 billion from UCC.[5] In 1989, a settlement was reached under which UCC agreed to pay US$470 million (the insurance sum, plus interest) in a full and final settlement of its civil and criminal liability.[5]
    • When UCC wanted to sell its shares in UCIL, it was directed by the Supreme Court to finance a 500-bed hospital for the medical care of the survivors. Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (BMHRC) was inaugurated in 1998. It was obliged to give free care for survivors for eight years.[5]
    • A US court rejected the law suit blaming UCC for causing soil and water pollution around the site of the plant and ruled that responsibility for remedial measures or related claims...
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