Justice will be served

India's Supreme Court ruled that that $330 million held in trust for the victim’s compensation related to  the 1984 Union Carbide gas leak will be distributed directly to the victims.  
In 1984, the Union Carbide Corp plant in Bhopal, India, sustained and could not control a catastrophic gas leak. The evidence in the case identified poor safety procedures and maintenance on the part of Union Carbide as the sole cause. 

The government of India concluded that the number of deaths from gas-related aftermath, such as tuberculosis and other respiratory problems, has now brought the death toll to 15,310. The number of injured was determine to be 578,000. The $330 million in compensation will be split among all 578,000 victims. 

Union Carbide’s former CEO, Warren Anderson, may be in for another rude surprise. India officials stated they are pursuing criminal proceedings against Anderson. 

Michael Berglin

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