The Bhopal Disaster and Potentially Dangerous Industrial Plants in Third World Nations


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The beginning:
The Bhopal Disaster and the Efficacy of Potentially Dangerous Industrial Plants in Third World Nations
I. Introduction
Description – Bhopal Disaster defined
Thesis statement – Sophisticated industrial plants are dangerous in poor third-world environments.
II. Synopsis
How plant wound up in India
Maintenance problems
What was being produced
III. Analysis
Problems of shantytowns growing up around the plant
Controversy over immediate cause
Factors that exacerbated the problem
IV. Implications
Weak enforcement of safety regulations
Failure to prepare for an emergency
Failure of compensation to victims
V. Conclusion
Historical significance
Industry reaction
Larger environmental issues
The Bhopal Disaster was an accident at a chemical plant on...
The end:
.....f used improperly they are too long lasting to be safe (Newton & Dillingham, 1994, pp. 47-48).
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Broughton, E. (May 2005). The Bhopal disaster and its aftermath: a review. Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source. (December 2010) at <>
Newton, L.& Dillingham, C. The legacy of explosion: Bhopal and responsible care. In Newton, L.& Dillingham, C. (1994). Watersheds: Classic Cases in Environmental Ethics. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. (6 December 2010) at < .