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Union Carbide Corporation gets Bhopal relief

Published Aug 2, 2014, 9:48 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 3:13 pm IST
United States court has ruled out suing of Union Carbide Corporation
Women protesting for justice of Bhopal gas tragedy
 Women protesting for justice of Bhopal gas tragedy
New York: In a major blow to victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, a US court here has ruled that the Union Carbide Corporation cannot be sued for the ongoing contamination from the chemical plant. Non-governmental organisation EarthRights International had filed the lawsuit in the Southern District of New York on behalf of residents of Bhopal, saying land and water of the citizens are being contaminated by waste from the plant.
EarthRights said that as per the court’s ruling, Union Carbide cannot be sued despite evidence that construction of the plant was managed by an employee of the company. The lawsuit had also added the state of Madhya Pradesh, which owns the site of the former Bhopal plant, as a defendant and had sought that Madhya Pradesh also cooperate in clean-up of the site.


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