Ted Case Studies Bhopal Disaster
TED Case Studies, Volume 1, Number 1, September, 1992 AFRICA Africa Forest Loss, by Jennifer Douglas and Shehu Ibrahim AUSTRIA Austria Trop Wood Ban, by Christina Patterson BARREL Turkey Hazmat Trade, by Sawsan Al-Ali BASEL Basel Agreement, by Kevin Cuddy BEAR Bears and Trade, by Tung-Lin Wu and David DiLuciano
About 3,928 people were killed in the Bhopal disaster (Eckerman, 2001). The article (Devraj, 2004) reported that the victims who treated in Hamida hospital after the accident were 99% suffered from breathing problem, 86% had eye problems and 91% faced gastrointestinal problem. Cancer was also found in some Bhopal victims.
This case examines the 1984 catastrophe arising from a chemical leak at a Union Carbide Corporation plant in Bhopal, India, which resulted in the death of as many as 3,000 and injury to thousands more, from the standpoint of exporting risk.
This paper outlines what is known about the probable events leading up to the disaster in Bhopal, India, in 1984, wherein release of a gas cloud from an industrial plant killed over 3,800 people.