× Streaming access to the collection is currently unavailable, due to unscheduled maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience to your patrons. If a research affiliate would like assistance accessing content during this time, they can contact us for special instructions.
× The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is currently closed to in-person research, but is still fulfilling loan requests. For the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), visit vu.edu/coronavirus.
Search the Archive

India / Gas Leak Tragedy #535180

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 03, 1984
View other clips in this broadcast →

(Studio) Recent assassination of India's Prime Min. Indira Gandhi and riots that followed recalled. Death toll known so far from gas leak at Union Carbide plant in Bhopal reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(New Delhi, India) Details of methyl isocyanate leak discussed; scene in Bhopal described. (Audio report)
REPORTER: Jonathan Mann

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Union Carbide reported calling worldwide halt to production and shipment of gas involved in Indian tragedy. [Company spokesperson Jackson BROWNING - explains company's approach.] Lack of any accidents at only United States plants making methyl isocyanate, Woodbine, Georgia, and Institute, West Virginia, mentioned; apparent circumstances of Bhopal leak illustrated on screen, discussed. Gas' impact on human body explained. [Environmental Action Fndn. spokesperson Ken SILVER - comments on multintl. companies seeking "pollution havens" in developing Third World ntns.]
REPORTER: Mike Jensen

Brokaw, Tom;
Jensen, Mike;
Mann, Jonathan

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.