The Bhopal Gas Tragedy





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Abstract

The case gives an overview of the Bhopal gas tragedy. On December 3, 1984, poisonous gas leaked from Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL's) pesticide plant in Bhopal, which killed thousands of people. The case brings out the ethical issues involved in the disaster.

It discusses in detail the reasons behind the disaster. The case discusses the role played by Union Carbide Corporation after the disaster, which seemed to be unethical. It also talks about the role of the GOI and Madhya Pradesh government in the disaster. The case is intended for MBA/PGDBM level students as a part of the Business Ethics Curriculum.

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Issuess

The case is structured to achieve the following teaching objectives:

  • Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
  • Reaction of the UCIL.
  • Role of government in granting permission.
  • Failure of safety measures.
  • Delay in Justice.

Contents
Introduction
Background Note
The Journey from Virginia to Bhopal
All's Not Well with the Bhopal Plant
The Tragedy
Union Carbide Takes the Offensive
The Settlement
Exhibits

Keywords

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