Running head: UNION CARBIDE DISASTERUnion Carbide DisasterInstitutional AffiliationDate1UNION CARBIDE DISASTER2IntroductionBhopal is a city in India with a large population of about 800, 000. A pesticide plantcalled union carbide in Bhopal leaked some years back. The contents of the plant were apoisonous gas methyl isocyanate that spilled over the surroundings. The effects of the leakagewere the death of over 3,000 people, permanent disability of over 50, 000 people and death ofmore 15,000 people due to inhaling the poisonous gas in the air. A lawsuit was taken in the USand again taken back to the Indian government. The company was hence faced with largecompensation claims that they had to pay.Potential Ethical Issues at The PlantAfter going through a rough season with the law to compensate the affected people, theeffects of the leakage are still felt by people living around the place. One of the things theresidents complain about is how lazy the company is, and the government is complacent as welltowards the contamination of the water the residents are consuming. The poisonous waterspreads to many other communities that are affected and must make do with the poisoned water.An initiative is made by the government to take samples of the water, and hence see what can bedone to make sure that the required steps are taken. This though does not take place since thegovernment is still too lazy to deal with the situation. The chemicals continue to spread ...
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