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Warren Anderson: Bhopal's tormentor

  • Warren Anderson, Bhopal gas tragedy, Union Carbide, Industrial accidents

    Former Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson, wanted in India in connection with the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which claimed over 3,000 lives in one of the world's most lethal industrial accidents, has died in the US state of Florida aged 92.

  • Warren Anderson, Bhopal gas tragedy, Union Carbide, Industrial accidents

    Anderson, a Brooklyn carpenter's son who ascended to the top of the Union Carbide Corporation, died on September 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Florida but his death was not announced by his family and was confirmed from public records, the New York Times reported.

  • Warren Anderson, Bhopal gas tragedy, Union Carbide, Industrial accidents

    The Indian government made multiple requests to extradite him, and officially labeled him a fugitive. A judge also called him an "absconder".

  • Warren Anderson, Bhopal gas tragedy, Union Carbide, Industrial accidents

    Anderson reached Bhopal four days after the accident, where he was immediately arrested. But after quickly paying bail, he never returned to face trial.

  • Warren Anderson, Bhopal gas tragedy, Union Carbide, Industrial accidents

    The Bhopal horror began around midnight on December 2-3, 1984, when a chemical reaction in a plant that made insecticides caused a leak of toxic gases that swept through the surrounding community.

  • Warren Anderson, Bhopal gas tragedy, Union Carbide, Industrial accidents

    More than a half-million people were injured, with many dying from illnesses including lung cancer, kidney failure and liver disease.

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