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India’s Supreme Court Reopens Bhopal Case

11:50 AM MDT | September 14, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

The Supreme Court of India (New Delhi) has reopened the Bhopal gas case to reexamine a verdict in June by a court in Bhopal that convicted seven former Union Carbide executives for negligence and for failing to prevent the methyl isocyanate (MIC) leak at Union Carbide’s Bhopal, India plant in December 1984 that killed more than 4,000. The seven convicted include Keshub Mahindra, former chairman of the Indian arm of Union Carbide and other former senior Indian officials of the company, and were to face a maximum sentence of up to two years in prison for causing...

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