Jun 07 2010
Too little and far, far too late for the victims of this tragedy:
Twenty-five years after the Bhopal gas tragedy killed over 20,000 people, a local court in Bhopal convicted former Union Carbide of India Limited (UCIL) chairman Keshub Mahindra and seven others in the case, awarding each of them two years in prison.
The Bhopal Gas Tragedy was an industrial catastrophe that occurred at a pesticide plant owned and operated by the American chemical company Union Carbide in Bhopal.
On the night between December 2-3, 1984, the plant released methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas and other toxins, resulting in the exposure of over 500,000 people.