воскресенье, 4 марта 2012 г.

India may try ex-Union Carbide chief for Bhopal

Indian ministers called Monday for the government to extradite the former head of Union Carbide and pursue liability claims against Dow Chemical as part of a new push for justice in a 1984 toxic gas leak that killed 15,000 people, a minister said.

Anger over the world's worst industrial disaster _ at a plant owned by a Union Carbide subsidiary in central Indian city of Bhopal _ was revived this month after a court convicted seven former senior employees of the company's Indian subsidiary of "death by negligence" and sentenced them to two years in prison.

Many in India saw the verdict as far too light a punishment for the tragedy, and the government …

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