The Bhopal Disaster of 1984

TitleThe Bhopal Disaster of 1984
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsVarma, R, Varma, DR
JournalBulletin of Science, Technology & Society
Volume25
Issue1
Pagination37-45
Date Published2005
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number02704676
KeywordsBhopal , Developing , disasters , GREEN , hazards , India , INDUSTRIAL , methyl , multinationals , PESTICIDES , poisonous , safety , Union
AbstractThe world's worst industrial disaster in Bhopal, India, happened because of inadequate maintenance by Union Carbide and poor monitoring by the Indian authorities. Malfunctioning safety measures, inappropriate location of the plant, and lack of information about the identity and toxicity of the gas worsened the effects of the accident on people and livestock. In this article, the authors present what happened and why and what lessons can be learned at this terrible cost.
NotesVarma, Roli 1; Email Address: varma@unm.edu Varma, Daya R. 2; Email Address: daya.varma@mcgill.ca; Affiliation: 1: University of New Mexico 2: McGill University; Source Info: Feb2005, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p37; Subject Term: DISASTERS; Subject Term: INDUSTRIAL safety; Subject Term: DEVELOPING countries; Subject Term: BHOPAL (India); Subject Term: INDIA; Author-Supplied Keyword: green revolution; Author-Supplied Keyword: hazards; Author-Supplied Keyword: methyl isocyanate; Author-Supplied Keyword: multinationals; Author-Supplied Keyword: pesticides; Author-Supplied Keyword: poisonous gas; Author-Supplied Keyword: safety failures; Author-Supplied Keyword: Union Carbide; Company/Entity: UNION Carbide Corp. Ticker: UK; Number of Pages: 9p; Illustrations: 1 Diagram; Document Type: Article
DOI10.1177/0270467604273822

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