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Union Carbide Corporation

Lawsuit in US shows fresh evidence to nail Union Carbide role in Bhopal gas disaster

Issue Date: Feb 7, 2014
Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) for the Bhopal gas tragedy have released new evidence that allegedly demonstrates the chemical company’s direct role in designing and buil

US court frees Union Carbide of liability in Bhopal gas disaster case

Author(s): Moyna
Issue Date: Jun 28, 2012
In yet another blow to the survivors of the Bhopal gas disaster, a US district court has dismissed a plea seeking to make Union Carbide liable for contamination caused by its pesticide plant in Bhopal.

Bhopal gas leak: curative petition downplays number of deaths

Issue Date: Oct 21, 2011
Survivors of the gas disaster that struck Bhopal in December, 1984 have accused the government of downplaying the scale of the devastation caused by the gas leak from the Union Carbide pesticide plant. In the curative petition filed in the Supreme Court,  the government has asked the court to direct the US-based company, now owned by Dow Chemicals, to compensate for 5,295 deaths and 527,894 people getting injured in the tragedy.

SC begins hearing curative petition in Bhopal gas tragedy

Issue Date: Apr 18, 2011
A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice H S Kapadia began the hearing of curative petitions in the Bhopal gas tragedy on April 13. While hearing the curative petition filed by the CBI to re-examine the 1996 Supreme Court's judgement, the five-judge bench questioned the CBI for approaching the court after a gap of 16 years and not filing a review petition during these years.

SC notices on Bhopal gas disaster compensation

Author(s): Ravleen Kaur
Issue Date: Feb 28, 2011
The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Union Carbide Corporation, Dow Chemicals and others on a Centre's plea seeking increase in compensation to the victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy from Rs 750 crore to Rs 7,700 crore.
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