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Bhopal: The Second Tragedy

Synopsis
Mark Tully investigates the Bhopal disaster of 1984 and its continuing devastation on the city’s inhabitants. Ten years after methyl isocyanate gas from a Union Carbide chemical factory leaked over the Indian city and more than 2500 people choked to death, people were still ill and dying and only a minority of compensation claims had been settled. The programme describes the continuing corruption, mismanagement and misinformation. US lawyers augue that multinationals are more free from responsiblity for what happens in Third-World countries than before the disaster. Visits to Mexico and Brazil support this view with evidence of continuing environmental poisoning and hazardous industrial practice.
Series
Network First, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 51 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
out of distribution
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
chemical industries; environmental disasters; India; toxic substances

Credits

Director
Sunandan Walia
Producer
Sunandan Walia
Writer
Mark Tully
Contributor
Nigel Gibbons
Cast
Mark Tully 

Production Company

Name

Carlton UK Productions

Name

Central Independent Television

Notes
use Carlton UK Television
Name

Enboard productions

Distributor

Name

Carlton UK Television Ltd

Web
http://www.carlton.com External site opens in new window
Phone
0115 986 3322
Fax
0115 964 5202
Address
Video Resources Unit
East Midlands TV Centre
Lenton Lane
Nottingham
NG7 2NA

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