Justice Denied? Only 25-years later
July 31, 2009 9:46 AM   Subscribe

Warren Anderson was the head of Union Carbide Corp. when its factory in the central Indian city leaked 40 tons of poisonous gas on Dec. 3, 1984 — the world's worst industrial disaster. On Friday, in response to a recent appeal by a victims' group, Prakash Mohan Tiwari ordered the arrest of Anderson, who is reportedly living in the U.S. Tiwari, who is the chief judicial magistrate of Bhopal, also ordered the federal government to press Washington for the American's extradition. There are a couple of ways you can view this disaster, the "official" version. And there there's this.
posted by Ruthless Bunny (3 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: The Bhopal/Dow/hoaxster story in general is kind of fascinatingly awful, but these are pretty thin links that don't really bring in much of the story and your post is built around a tiny AP wire article. There's probably a better way to do this post, but this is too thin. -- cortex

Dow shareholders will see NO losses, because Dow's policy towards Bhopal HAS NOT CHANGED. Much as we at Dow may care, as human beings, about the victims of the Bhopal catastrophe, we must reiterate that Dow's sole and unique responsibility is to its shareholders, and Dow CANNOT do anything that goes against its bottom line unless forced to by law.

Is... is that for real? I mean, we all know that this is how corporations operate, but I don't think I've ever seen one state it so blatantly.
posted by DecemberBoy at 9:51 AM on July 31, 2009

It's an activist site, DecemberBoy, so not so much what you're thinking. It's very well done, though.
posted by Kyol at 9:52 AM on July 31, 2009

Is... is that for real?

Not quite, but it's exquisite, no?
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 9:53 AM on July 31, 2009

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