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What is the case study of Bhopal gas tragedy?

What is the case study of Bhopal gas tragedy?

A total of 36 wards were marked by the authorities as being “gas affected,” affecting a population of 520,000. Of these, 200,000 were below 15 years of age, and 3,000 were pregnant women. The official immediate death toll was 2,259, and in 1991, 3,928 deaths had been officially certified.

What are the failures of Union Carbide?

The difficulty in getting accurate information from India severely hampered Union Carbide’s ability to get information out quickly to the media. This led to an overall impression of “stonewalling” by the company and thus reduced the effectiveness of their overall attachment strategy (Shrivastava, p. 101).

How was Bhopal gas tragedy managed?

In March 1985, the Indian government enacted the Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster Act as a way of ensuring that claims arising from the accident would be dealt with speedily and equitably. The Act made the government the sole representative of the victims in legal proceedings both within and outside India.

Did Union Carbide handle the crisis well?

In bold and unequivocal terms, Anderson declared that Carbide had accepted its “moral responsibility” for the estimated 2,000 deaths and 200,000 injuries, and he acknowledged that “our image has been hurt.” But he emphasized that Carbide’s handling of the problem had been a “textbook example of crisis management.”

What was Union Carbide’s strategy for the accident?

Union Carbide’s communication’s staff clearly intended to adopt a strategy of publicly accepting moral (if not legal and financial) responsibility for the incident and focused the company’s efforts on the human cost of the accident. This was widely perceived to be the correct strategy (Kurzman, 1987).

When did Union Carbide v Union of India start?

In September 1986 Union of India initiated proceedings against Union Carbide in Bhopal District Court. The District court asked Union Carbide to deposit as sum of 350 Million as interim compensation. Union Carbide went into appeal in High Court & the court reduced the sum to 250 Million. Finally, Union Carbide reached Supreme Court.

How did Union Carbide get involved in the Bhopal accident?

Union Carbide had no means of established communication with its plant in India. When the accident occurred they were reliant on a small number of phone lines in and out of Bhopal. This compounded the company’s inability to get accurate information out to the public.