Bhopal -- a wasted opportunity

Twenty-five years after the Bhopal gas tragedy, the world is no wiser about the safe management of hazardous technologies.

It has taken more than a quarter of a century to bring the perpetrators of the worst industrial accident in history to justice. On June 7, a Bhopal court convicted eight former members of Union Carbide India's senior management over the horrific gas leak and sentenced them to two years in jail. They will also pay a fine of Rp100,000 $2,100.

The sentences are modest and provide little comfort to the thousands of victims who lost their lives...

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