In December 1984, India witnessed a major toxic gas leakage at a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal. The enormous leakage of thousands of gallons resulted in the loss of nearly 2000 people. Based on three excerpts from various official coverage, the case outlines how the tragedy occurred and its legal, financial and emotional implications on the management of the company. This case gives students an opportunity to learn how foreign direct investment brings with it significant accountability and responsibility. Students will also be encouraged to think about the commercial, financial and moral responsibility of the US-based leadership of Union Carbide with regards to the undertakings of the Indians at the plant in India.
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