Bhopal is a metaphor for disaster, industrial and human. It has been the object of much speculation and typically endless litigation. A case study in regulatory law, it could serve as wonderful proof in an argument to uphold the precautionary principle. R

The city of Bhopal, in Madhya Pradesh, central India, suffered the world

The authors have reviewed studies of human health effects that resulted from exposure
to methyl isocyanate gas that leaked from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India,
in 1984. The studies were conducted during both the early and late recovery periods. Major
organs exposed were the eyes, respiratory tract, and skin. Although mortality was initially

Nine years after the Bhopal methyl isocyanate disaster, we examined the effects of exposures among a cross-section of current residents and a subset of those with persistent symptoms. We estimated individual exposures by developing exposure indices based on activity, exposure duration, and distance of residence from the plant.

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This paper describes the inadequacies in the response of the Union Carbide Corporation to the accidental release of the highly toxic gas, methyl isocyanate, from its plant in Bhopal, India in 1984. Over 20,000 people are estimated to have died from exposure to this gas since 1984, with some 120,000 chronically ill survivors. Union Carbide fought to avoid compensation or to keep it very low.

This appeal presents the latest of many legal battles stemming from perhaps history's worst industrial catastrophe: the
1984 toxic gas disaster at a chemical plant in Bhopal, India. Earlier actions included scores of individual and class-action
complaints filed in federal courts throughout the United States and consolidated in the United States District Court for the

Shreekant Gupta, reader at Delhi School of Economics talks about the economic tools available to reduce industrial pollution

It is the tale of two European rivers. The Rhine and the Danube. No river system in the world has a density of industrial agglomerations comparable to that of the Rhine. The river connects the economies of some of the richest countries, while the Danube l

An international convention for protection of the Danube hopes to restore the river s ecosystem

the European Commission ( ec ) has decided to file a case against Germany, Luxembourg, Ireland, Belgium, Portugal and Austria in the European Court of Justice. ec would be doing so