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...Bhopal: Crisis and Responsibility The worst chemical disaster that the modern world has yet seen took place in India in the year 1984. Union Carbide, a now defunct company, was producing pesticides within its industrial facility in Bhopal Madhya Pradesh when an explosion caused a release of hydrogen cyanide. The subsequent release formed a low lying cloud of gas that engulfed the shantytown in and around the industrial zone and affected the deaths of thousands within the local community. The true extent of the loss of life is still a hotly contested issue. For purposes of this research analysis, the author will assume that in excess of 8,000 people died from the immediate effects... the...
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Bhopal Disaster
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...Bhopal Disaster Introduction The unfortunate incident that took place on December 2, 1984 in the Bhopal of India is the ic example of unethical practices by a corporation that resulted in loss of thousands of precious lives. Causes of Disaster The incident was attributed to water leakage into methyl isocyanide (MIC) holding tank, due to slip blind water isolation plates that were excluded from another tank's lack of maintenance procedures' application. The reaction resulted into a major increase in the temperature of the liquid inside the tank causing the toxic gas to explode. Prior to the disaster, the company, Union Carbide was rated to have the best...
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Bhopal Gas Tragedy
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...Bhopal Gas Tragedy The Bhopal disaster or gas tragedy was occurred on the night of 2–3 December 1984 at Bhopal, the capital city of Indian State Madhya Pradesh. American Company Union Carbide was responsible for this tragedy. The CEO of Union carbide was Warren Anderson at that time. Union Carbide had a pesticide plant at Bhopal from which they manufactured pesticides and other products. Because of this tragedy, around 500,000 people suffered a lot and many of them sacrificed death and plenty of others are still living , fighting with numerous diseases. “15,000 people have died since 1984, when a gas leak at the Carbide...
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The Bhopal Carbide Disaster
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...BHOPAL - A NIGHTMARE FOR UNION CARBIDE" Union Carbide Corporation was a chemical manufacturing company based in the U.S. which had its establishment in various different nations out of which India was one. In Bhopal, India, UCC had initially a plant before the pre-partition days of India. But after the independence of the nation the government took over half the control of the operations of the plant and transformed the plant into an extensively labor-intensive plant to support them in providing jobs to the local people. However on the 2nd of December disaster struck when tons of deadly methyl isocyanate was released due... Case Study Analysis of communication between an organization and its public on...
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Overview of Bhopal Disaster
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...Bhopal Disaster The Bhopal, India disaster involving Union Carbide was one of the worst industrial disaster of all time involving over 3,000 deaths and thousands more disabilities. The disaster happened on the night of December 3, 1984 when a cloud of toxic methyl isocyanate (MIC) enveloped the homes of people in the nearby pesticides plant in Bhopal, India. It drifted inside the houses of the sleeping residents who woke up with the fume of the toxic chemical and coughed, choked and rubbed their painfully stinging eyes. When the gas cleared on the dawn of December 4, 1984, it left scores of dead and injured residents. The number of deaths and injured people however did not stop... Overview of...
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The Bhopal Disaster
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...Bhopal Disaster The tragedy at Bhopal occurred on the 3rd of December 1984, when a huge gray cloud of poisonous gases leaked out from Union Carbide’s pesticide plant which was located there. The tragedy was on an unprecedented scale, wherein more than 3780 persons were killed and more than 200,000 people suffered from latent injuries, which continued to manifest themselves over the years (Willey et al, 2006). The legal consequences of this disaster were such that the company paid out over $470 million as well as other considerations as damages. The technical reasons for the occurrence of the Bhopal disaster was the contamination of a...
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Bhopal Union Carbide Case Study
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...Bhopal Union Carbide Case Study Introduction: With an incidental accident occurring in the year 1984, in Union Carbide Chemical Factory, in Bhopal in India, a lethal chemical gas was released in the air killing and injuring thousands of people who were living in the region. While several individuals were killed, thousands of others suffered from severe health illnesses even till death. The company was held responsible for the incident considering their lack of sincerity and effectiveness in maintenance of the equipments and units that caused the leakage on one hand and on the other hand could not prevent the spread of the chemical as well. Although the US...
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Verview of the Bhopal, India disaster
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...Bhopal gas tragedy Introduction In 1984, residents of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh woke up to choking fumes from a gas leak that had occurred in a pesticide plant (Hanna, Morehouse, & Sarangi, 2005). A large mass of people were in the exposure of toxic gas, which leaked from a plant owned by Union Carbide. In the morning following the disaster, bodies of children, men and women of all ages littered the streets. It was a grotesque site to behold. Estimates on the fatalities from the incident vary with the Madhya Pradesh government giving a figure of 3,787 deaths related to the disaster. Victims of the incident also suffered from various injuries some of which...
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It Was Five Past Midnight at Bhopal
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...Bhopal: Review and Analysis [ID Five Past Midnight at Bhopal is a piece of holistic history, an anthropological review of the individuals and the discrete events behind the Bhopal disaster. It is an ethnographic work that allows people to see what happened behind the scenes. For those who wish to see how a disaster can evolve from seeds of carelessness, poverty and callousness, Five Past Midnight is a fascinating glimpse into a particular and dreadful case with immensely tragic consequences for an entire region. LaPierre and Moro (2002) note how the plant was a “hydra-headed” monster: It had a unit for alpha napthol, a unit for phosgene, a unit for methyl isocyanate, etc... ?It Was Five Past Midnight at...
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Case study of Union carbide and Bhopal
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... Martha Stewart Insider trading is when whoever has access to a companies’ confidential information about its stock takes advantage of the information by trading in the company’s stock. The accessibility of the alleged information ought to have an effect on the prices of the company’s security. Either insider trading can be legal or illegal depending on whether the information relied upon is public or non-public. The presidents of the firms, foremost shareholders, lawyers, accountants and other imperative employees are among the populace who may perhaps have right of entry to the non-public information. Most Americans considering its controversial nature overwhelmingly waited for the verdict...
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MHE514 - Psy. Social Aspts of Emerg. and Disaster Module 3 - Case
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...Bhopal Tragedy Running Head: Bhopal Tragedy Human made disasters- Bhopal Tragedy Bhopal Tragedy 2 Disasters can be ified into two categories; Human made and natural. Human made disasters are preventable if we take some precautionary measure. Most of the disasters are occurred because of the human strive for advanced facilities and profit making. This paper analyses the gas tragedy happened at the Union Carbide Plant, Bhopal, India in 1984. Introduction In one of the worst industrial disaster happened in Bhopal, India in 1984, December 3, around 20000 people were dead. Around 27 tons of...
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Business and Organizational behavior
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...Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster This paper answers the questions based on the Bhopal gas leak in India, which is among the worst industrial disasters in the world. The incidence occurred in the night of 2nd December 1994 at the Union carbanide factory in India. The disaster was because of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas leakage, which used for manufacturing pesticides. The gas leakage from the factory affected several people due to exposure to toxic gas around and in the city of Madhya Pradesh as the movie illustrates. QUESTION 1 The movie illustrates the various factors that might have caused the disaster in the city. According to the illustration, the management... Business and Organizational Behavior: Bhopal...
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...Bhopal - Union Carbide Tragedy The Bhopal - Union Carbide gas leak explosion occured over a span of 2 days from December 2-3, 1984. During this time, methyl isocynate gas escaped into the atmosphere when a faulty gas valve broke under immense pressure. Leaking into the slums residential area of Bhopal, India, more than 20 thousand people died from the effects of chemical exposure while over 3 thousand required medical treatment. (BBC, “1984: Hundered Die in Bhopal Chemical Accident”) Even animals were not spared as cats, dogs, and birds, littered the streets -- lifeless. This was and is, considered to be one of the most...
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The Legality of Risk Management
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...Bhopal gas tragedy, which account for the lives thousands of innocent people in 1984 was caught theattention of the public few days ago because of the controversial findings and punishments by the Bhopal court against the culprits. Union Carbide, the American company which created the damage and Warren Anderson, the then chairman of Union Carbide Corporation of USA, who lives in the United States, appeared to have gone scot-free as he is still an absconder and did not subject himself to the trial. The court has punished few employees of the Union carbide for two years jail term for a crime which resulted in the killing of more than 15000 people... The Legality of Risk Management Introduction The Bhopal...
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Lake Wabarmun, Alberta Oil Spill 2005
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...Bhopal, India 1984 February 11, Around midnight on December 2, 1984 an operator working at a Bhopal chemical plant in India noticed high pressure in tank 610 which was unusual. This was reported to the production assistant and a few minutes past minute on December 3, 1984 the assistant noticed that a disc had ruptured and a safety valve had burst. At 1 am MIC was escaping (Varma, Roli, and Daya Varma, 2005). Manufacture of the chemical seven began in Bhopal in 1980, using the chemical methyl isocyanate, MIC. The Union Carbide of India Limited was at the time a 50.9% subsidiary of the Union Carbide Corporation of the United States; the third largest chemical manufacturing company following Du...
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Research Paper
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...Bhopal disaster occurred in India, and it was a gas leak that led to the death of over 2000 people. Due to the magnitude of deaths, and the number of people exposed to the harmful gas, the tragedy is the worst industrial disaster to happen in the world. The accident occurred on 2-3 of December 1984, at the pesticide plant of Union Carbide in Bhopal, India. The immediate death was approximately 2200. Those that occurred after exposure to the gas amounted to an approximate number of 3787 people (Fortun, 2001). In 2006, the Indian government undertook a study on the consequences of the gas leak. The government gave a report, and estimated the number of the gas leakage victims was five hundred... The Bhopal ...
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Effective Communication Case Study
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...BHOPAL – A NIGHTMARE FOR UNION CARBIDE” Union Carbide Corporation was a chemical manufacturing company based in the U.S. which had its establishment in various different nations out of which India was one. In Bhopal, India, UCC had initially a plant before the pre-partition days of India. But after the independence of the nation the government took over half the control of the operations of the plant and transformed the plant into an extensively labor-intensive plant to support them in providing jobs to the local people. However on the 2nd of December disaster struck when tons of deadly methyl isocyanate was released due... Case Study Analysis of communication between an organization and its public on...
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...Bhopal Disaster due: The Bhopal disaster, also known as Bhopal gas tragedy; took place at midnight of December 2 and 3 1984 in India. The affected area was the Union Carbide India Limited, a pesticide industrial company based in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. This tragedy involved a gas leak, specifically methylisocyanate and other unknown chemicals from the company’s storage tank. More than 500,000 inhabitants were exposed to the toxic gas. The toxic gas spread into the shanty towns near the industry in less than two hours. The residents were affected by the gas which had an effect on their airways, psychology, and eyes leading...
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Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics-Case Study
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...Bhopal Gas Tragedy Introduction: The corporate houses are no longer business bodies with local presence. Liberalization that ultimately followed with globalisation turned them into global bodies with immense power that often not only restricted to financial indicators. As the corporate kept on spreading like an inferno it was realised that apart from market based financial success a corporate now also has to look after the associated social and moral values of each particular place that they might venture in. Courting this situation the concept of Corporate Social Responsibilities emerged that was later maintained by some and earned... ?A failure of Corporate Social responsibility (CSR The instance of...
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Business ethics
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...Bhopal scandal. The purpose of this paper is to describe... Ethics is defined as the branch of philosophy dealing with the rules of conduct (Webster’s II, 235). In the business world ethics is an essential element of successful corporations. The stakeholders of the enterprises expect companies to follow corporate responsibility which is the development of code of conducts and management systems to comply with regulatory bodies (Oecd). In the business world there have been many cases of companies which refuse to accept corporate responsibility as the business standard and acted in very unethical manners. A case that occurred in the mid 1980’s which raise public awareness about corporate ethics was the...
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Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics-Case Study
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...Bhopal Gas Tragedy: A malicious event in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility Introduction: The present era might be termed as the era of Globalization. As an eminent impact of that trade and investment across the geographical borders of the nations are on a rise and these are eventually unleashing a range of opportunities. The corporate houses or rather the global corporate houses might be considered as the flag bearer of this immense potential of trade and investment. However with great power come greater responsibilities and the corporate are no exception to this golden rule. This has brought forth the term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) implying the moral and social welfare... The Bhopal...
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Toxic waste-see information I sent
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...Bhopal wherein 3,000 residents were... of ships which then in turn damage the environment because of the toxic waste that they produce (Baynham 1). Without a doubt, India has become one of the countries where industrial disasters happen, often leading to environmental degradation and the accumulation of diseases caused by toxic wastes. Unfortunately, India is home to the city of Bhopal, the location wherein the world’s worst industrial disaster took place. TOXIC WASTES AND THE INDUSTRIAL DISASTER IN BHOPAL Bhopal, an ancient city in India, is considered to be one of the symbols of an industrial disaster in the country, Sengupta (1) notes. It...
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Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics-Case Study
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...Bhopal Gas Tragedy: A malicious event in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility Introduction: The present era might be termed as the era of Globalization. As an eminent impact of that trade and investment across the geographical borders of the nations are on a rise and these are eventually unleashing a range of opportunities. The corporate houses or rather the global corporate houses might be considered as the flag bearer of this immense potential of trade and investment. However with great power come greater responsibilities and the corporate are no exception to this golden rule. This has brought forth the term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) implying the moral and social welfare... ?The Bhopal...
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Disaster Safety Management
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...Bhopal disaster, 1984 was the worst’s industrial disaster, occurred in Madhya Pradesh. Methyl iso cyanate and many other toxic gases leaked from thepesticide plant in the night of December 2-3. Due to this incident, thousands of people died leaving many people injured. The pesticide plant was Union Carbide Pesticide India Limited. The immediate death toll was 2,259 and the death toll related to the gas release was 3,787. 1979 was when a MIC was introduced in the production plant. The water entered the tank containing 42 tons of MIC. This resulted in increased pressure and temperature over 200° centigrade. Due to the blowing North-Westly winds, the vented gases were...
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Describe the perceived roles and involvements of management accounting in supporting the decision process within the Union Carbide Pesticide Plant prior to the disaster;
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...Bhopal Gas Tragedy) $5 million Environmental cost Human life Human suffering Works Cited Bhopal trial: Eight convicted over India gas disaster". BBC News. 7 June 2010. Archived from the original on 7 June 2010. Retrieved 2014-12-25. Broughton E (10 May 2005). "The Bhopal disaster and its aftermath: a review". Environmental Health 4 (1): 6 pages. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-4-6. PMC... The Percieved Role and Involvement of Management Accounting in Support Decision Process within the Union Carbide Prior to the Disaster While it has been named as one of the greatest environmental disasters to ever hit the world, its consequences were felt for a period of time that no one would dare under emphasize (BBC News 20...
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Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
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...Bhopal about several years ago. The plant had faced tremendous challenges as well as accidental hazards due to various shortcomings in its operational instruments. In 1984, the Bhopal plant had faced a dreadful disaster... ?Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 0 Introduction 3 2.0 Is Anderson to blame at all for this accident? 4 3.0 What aspects of corporate citizenship and stakeholder theory can be used here? 7 3.1 Corporate Citizenship 7 3.2 Stakeholder Theory 11 4.0 Conclusion 15 References 16 1.0 Introduction Dow Chemical Company (the holding company of Union Carbide Corporation) is a pesticide manufacturing company of the US which had started its plant in...
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Environmental Crimes
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...Bhopal: The Case That Just Wont Go Away," The National Law Journal, May 21, 1990. A look back at an important event that informs our current thinking about environmental crimes and corporate liability. Required reading. 5. Clifford, Mary. (1998). Environmental Crime: Enforcement, Policy, and Social Responsibility. New York: Aspen. As a society what are we owed by those who look after or deal... ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY Aiken, Katherine G.. "Not Long Ago a Smoking Chimney was a Sign of Prosperity:" Corporate and Community Response to Pollution at the Bunker Hill Smelter in Kellogg, Idaho. Environmental History Review. 1994. This article addresses concerns about superfunds and the potential liability attachi...
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Environmental Laws and Regulations
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...Bhopal Gas Tragedy or the Exxon Valdez oil spill, to the individual whose automobile violates emission norms, every one has to pay a price. Survival All calculations of competitiveness and profitability are reduced to nothing, and the very survival of a business is threatened, when it has to pay millions or billions of dollars as penalty for non-compliance. The Bhopal Gas Tragedy (dubbed... Assignment ref: Environmental laws Environmental Laws and Cost Concerns Introduction Al Gore’s campaign for more legislative action for environmental protection has brought the subject to the center stage of discussions around the world. Climate change is now recognized as a real threat to the very survival of...
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Identify and research a problem caused by a U.S. corporation and then to convince the audience that something must be done to stop them from doing this
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...Bhopal Private sector corporations exist primarily for profit motives. There is no denying the fact that private firms do adhere to certain ethics and social norms. Still the very truth that the survival of any successful and viable corporation is ultimately dependent upon the state of its balance sheet makes it more then vulnerable to a glaring betrayal of ethical and social concerns, if the needs be. There exist ample amount of documented evidence and reports that qualify the fact that private corporations have time and again compromised on the acceptable standards of integrity and honesty to bolster their profits... of the of the Concerned 2 December 2008 Union Carbide: The Unfinished Business at...
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Risk Management
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...Bhopal Disaster The tragedy at Bhopal occurred on the 3rd of December 1984, when a huge gray cloud of poisonous gases leaked out from Union Carbide’s pesticide plant which was located there. The tragedy was on an unprecedented scale, wherein more than 3780 persons were killed and more than 200,000 people suffered from latent injuries, which continued to manifest themselves over the years (Willey et al, 2006). The legal consequences of this disaster were such that the company paid out over $470 million as well as other considerations as damages. The technical reasons for the occurrence of the Bhopal disaster was the contamination of a storage tank of methyl isocyanare with large amounts... The Bhopal...
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Environmental Law in India
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...Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, to formulate pesticides. The United Carbide also had no risk management plans nor did the government bothered to ask them to develop any. This intentional ignorance led to more than 20000 causalities. BBC - On This Day.3rd December,1984.In Context, Bhopal Disaster. The MIC facility... I. INTRODUCTION Industrial growth for developing countries, like India, is essential, if she wants achieve and then sustain a recognizable stake in the comity of nations. However, this desire for industrial growth must not be accomplished at the cost of the concern for the people and their welfare, if this factor is ignored, they future generations deem that industrial growth a...
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In the Process Safety Standard, OSHA placed new requirements on the prime/subcontractor relationship
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...Bhopal disaster that took place in Bhopal, India on December 2, 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant. UCIL was built in 1969 to produce pesticide using methyl isocyanate (MIC), with an MIC plant being added on in 1979. Subsequently, on December 2, 1984, water was able to seep into a tank that held 42 tons of MIC, resulting in an exothermic reaction, which in turn raised the temperature and the pressure in the tank. The tank then vented the pressure, which released the toxic gases, which blew over Bhopal. It is unknown how the water... In the new requirements that OSHA placed on prime and subcontractors, there are many elements to them. Among these requirements, employers are...
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Int'l Business
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...Bhopal. It is also critical to note however, that Kerteh is oil and gas city for Malaysia with very little population therefore if such an incident occurs again, the overall damage in terms of human causalities will be relatively less. Since Bhopal was a densely populated city as compared to Kerteh therefore the overall implications in terms of causalities may be low however, the damage to environment can be relatively higher. (Shrivastava and Siomkos) 4) Union Carbide is still the center of attraction because of its track record of violating... One of the key issues to be dealt within such situation would be to prepare for disaster management wherein the management of Union Carbide must have developed...
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...Bhopal. The Corporation did not provide all the necessary treatment for the victims and did not compensate for all the losses they have suffered. In this regard, government agencies should monitor the work of corporations and individuals acting as moral agents. Despite the fact that various economists including Milton Friedman expressed the conviction that the market economy should be free from government influence and control, this theory has every... Ethics and Moral Responsibility of Learning Ethics and Moral Responsibility One of the most famous contemporary economists, Milton Friedman argued that the concept of moral responsibility must be related primarily to individuals and not to corporations...
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Comparative Post Disaster
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...Bhopal disaster in India. Buncefield Explosion On 11th Dec 2005 there were explosions measuring 2.4 on Richter scale, in the oil storage depot of Buncefield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The first explosion was massive accompanied by a large fire that engulfed a high proportion of the site. Although there were no fatalities but 40 people got injured. Damage was not only restricted to the oil depot but many neighboring residential and commercial buildings were damaged. The fire and the emitting black clouds could be seen for several days (Braintree... Comparative Post Disaster Report Introduction 3 Buncefield Explosion 3 Mitigation Measures 5 Disaster Preparedness 6 Social, Economic and...
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Preparation of a comparative post- disaster report
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...Bhopal disaster in India. Buncefield Explosion On 11th Dec 2005 there were explosions measuring 2.4 on Richter scale, in the oil storage depot of Buncefield, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The first explosion was massive accompanied by a large fire that engulfed a high proportion of the site. Although there were no fatalities but 40 people got injured. Damage was not only restricted to the oil depot but many neighboring residential and commercial buildings were damaged. The fire and the emitting black clouds could be seen for several days (Braintree, 2010... ? Comparative Post Disaster Report Introduction 3 Buncefield Explosion 3 Mitigation Measures 5 Disaster Preparedness 6 Social, Economicand...
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Business Ethics
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...Bhopal plant in India. The incident was extremely horrific; however, the company offered negligible sum towards compensation to the victims. Dow Chemical after the takeover... ? Business Ethics Companies operate through a strategic plan to satisfy stakeholders’ needs and agendas; however, at the same time, it is essential for them to incorporate ethical behavior and social responsibility in their tasks and actions to satisfy customers, shareholders, employees, and society. That is how firms can create a true value for them. Schulman (2006) argues that ethics need to be a "part of the company's mission statement, long-term strategic plan, public pronouncements, and codes of conduct." He categorically...
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Ford motor company
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...Bhopal and where...  Final Project  Ford Motor Company The year of 2008 proved o be quite challenging for Ford Motor Company. This year witnessed the financial markets’ downfall, a nationwide mortgage in the US as well as housing disaster and increasing unemployment. The company suffered gravely because of the ability of it to invest was reduced owing to the drop for availability of financial resources. Internally the drop occurred because of the reduction in the revenue of the company and externally because of the lesser ease of access and increased finance cost. The overall demand of automobiles or cars decreased in 2008 in the US. The external business environment in 2008 remained tremendously...
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Five Air Pollution Topics
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...Bhopal disaster had long lasting effects on the environment and health. The gases leaked from a pipe and caused the death of many villages in Bhopal, India. The survivors’ eyes and lungs burnt. The effects lasted for over a decade (Harrison, 2001). Thirdly, the effect of cadmium which results in air pollution on children is that it leads to many health complications such as cancer and neural dysfunctions. Cadmium also affects the hair of children. As such, many children exposed to this substance suffer from air loss or scanty hair problem. Fourth, availability of particulate particles in the air including carbon monoxide... Important Topics on Air Pollution Air Pollution Air pollution refers to a...
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Social problems questions
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...Bhopal India due to corporate greediness and a lack of respect for human life. A firm called Union Carbide decided to cut down safety protocols to increase profit. This action caused a devastating gas leakage accident which killing hundreds of thousands of Indians due to the negligence of the firm and its total disregard for human life based on a philosophy of business profits over human life (Rosenburg). There are other example and circumstance not as drastic as Bhopal that illustrate a corporate attitude of placing profits ahead of the well being of its human resources. The corporation Nike and other apparel... Section 2 The discusses how businesses their employees to psychological and drug testing....
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Ford Motor Company
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...Bhopal.” Jackson Browning Report. Union Carbide Corp, 1993. Retrieved on August 22, 2011: http://www.bhopal.com/~/media/Files/Bhopal/browning.pdf Corporate Ford. Ford Motor Company 2008 Annual Report. Ford, 2008. Retrieved on August 22, 2011: http://corporate.ford.com/doc/2008_annual_report.pdf Ford Motor Company. Stock: Ford Motor Company (F), 2010. Retrieved on August 22, 2011: http://www.wikinvest.com/stock/Ford_Motor_Company_(F) ICFTU. The Trade Union Report on Bhopal. International Confederation of Free Trade Unions. Geneva, 1985.... Business Questions Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company is relatively the fourth largest automotive manufacturer in terms of production capacity. The company sells ...
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Film Analysis
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...Bhopal industrial accident, the levees breaking during Hurricane Katrina, and the mega tsunami at the Indian Ocean. Then, in efforts to educate people how to survive a disaster, Navy SEAL Cade Courtley demonstrates how to escape a burning building. The preceding events claimed thousands of lives in disasters... Disaster is an event that though it may seem inevitable should be prevented. In a number of the worse disasters in current history, the human factor of negligence and unwillingness often put already vulnerable people to the highest degree of risk. The Disaster Management Cycle of preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery are absent or at the very least lacking in such disasters as the Bhopal ...
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Research background information about crime prevention policies
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...Bhopal, 2009). New York university call boxes that have been placed all over the school serves as a way of dealing with emergency for safety purposes. Moreover, the NYU helps the school in maintaining security since it has a capacity to send blast texts through email or voice messages to cell phones in order to pass... Research background information about crime prevention policies Research background information about crime prevention policies The previous crime policy in University of Chicago, New York and Minnesota According to research carried out by the University of Chicago, roughly five hundred thousand individuals are murdered all over the world. Most of the people are confirmed to be victims of c...
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Influence of Ethics on Decision Making & Impact of Technology on Work-Related Stress
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...Bhopal India that lead to a gas leak explosion. The accident at the Union Carbide pesticide plant caused the death of over 8,000 people and injured over 50,000 due to corporate negligence and irrefutable immoral behavior (Primeseeeds, 1999). The utilitarian view of ethics considers ethical behavior to be that which delivers the greatest good to the greatest number of people (Shermerhorn, et al.). Let’s consider the case of immigrant works in the agricultural field. Currently the United States laws forbid... The business world has changed a lot during the last 30 years due to changes due to the changes in our society and technological advances. Despite all the changes there are universal principles of...
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Issues in the natural environment created by business
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...Bhopal Gas Tragedy’ and Exxon Valdez oil spill are cases in point and worth a brief review. The Bhopal gas tragedy The monumental disaster in Bhopal, India, towards end 1984 was caused by the leakage of methyl isocyanate gas from storage tanks in the pesticides plant, owned and run by Union Carbide India Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Union Carbide Corporation (UCC... Assignment Ref. No: Business Business and Natural Environment Introduction ‘Maximizing shareholders’ wealth’ is the core objective of all businesses, which face the remorseless forces of the market, and in turn device strategies and implement actions, even as they try to attain the core objective. In this situation of existence,...
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Polluters pays principle
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...Bhopal Gas Tragedy are kept in mind – the former resulting in billions of dollars of remediation and the latter winding up operations worldwide apart from paying high compensation. According to ThinkQuest, on March 24, 1989, the oil tanker Exxon Valdez, owned by the Exxon Corporation and carrying 1.2 million barrels of oil, hit Bligh Reef near Alaska and resulting in damage to its hull and hence, the largest oil spill in the US history (1999). The oil spill quickly spread over 1776 sq. miles... Argumentative essay Argumentative Essay on the ‘Polluter Pays’ Principle Introduction All human activities contribute to changes in the natural environment. Whether it is the simple act of breathing in and...
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Health and Safety Strand
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...Bhopal gas station led to one of the greatest disasters in the world. The leak in one of the gas tanks led to death of thousands... Section A: Health & Safety Introduction Majority of individuals are ignorant of the fat that vibration exposure has the ability to haver health effects on them. The agricultural, industrial, construction, transportation and fishing sectors are some of the areas likely to expose individuals to vibrations. Whole body and hand to body are two main types of vibrations, where each causes particular health problems. The former has the potential to cause back pains. Individuals working in the industries where they handle heavy machinery may experience these problems. However, they ...
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Consultancy Report
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...Bhopal disaster is one incident where a large manufacturing... Running Head: Ethical Consultancy Medical Industry Ethical Consultancy Report and Section # of Medical Industry Consultancy Abstract The medical industry is one in which there exists a great deal of competition that has a rather peculiar nature. Companies manufacturing medicines, drugs and supplements cannot and surely should not, compete with other on prices or quality of products manufactured. Novartis, Glaxo and Pfizer are three huge pharmaceutical giants in the world who know this fact and compete with each other on the strength of their ties with medical institutions and doctors. It is all a recommendation game as most of the drugs manufa...
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Engineering disasters that have occurred since 1800
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...Bhopal, India, in December 3, 1984.In the midnight the poisonous gas cloud released from the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL). It was a pesticide factory. The cloud released from the factory contained 15 metric tones of methyl isocyanate (MIC) which covered the area of around 30 square... Engineering disasters that have occurred since 1800 Introduction “Disasters happen all the time. Some are small while others affect everyone. Below are just a few disasters that had an affect on society.” An Engineer has to play a vital role in creating or building the new technology which are useful to make human life more comfortable. He fulfils various modern needs of the people. So the major role of the Engineer is...
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Corporate responsibility
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...Bhopal gas tragedy, which accounted for the lives thousands of innocent people in 1984, was happened because of careless handling of toxic chemicals by the Union Carbide company. They have given no respect to the life of the villagers staying near the plant. Union Carbide Pesticide plant from where the gas leaked belonged to Union Carbide India, a subsidiary of the US-based Union Carbide Company. The US-based Union Carbide Company was asked by the Indian government to pay compensation and make arrange for medical treatment for the affected people in India. But the US... Corporate Responsibility Introduction Nexen (2009) has defined Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) as the “commitment to behave...
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