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India / Gas Leak Aftermath #535315

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 09, 1984
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(Studio) Contd. daily death rate from recent poison gas leak from Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, reported; chairperson Warren Anderson said denied permission to tour site. Company's vol. compensation and plans to establish orphanage in Bhopal mentioned.
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Bhopal, India) Med. officials' effort to cope with survivors continuing needs described; films shown. Demonstration protesting Union Carbide and state government, which acknowledged past serious accidents at Bhopal plant, considered. Concern that gas leak contaminated local water supply noted. Status of lawsuits against corporation discussed. [Attorney John COALE - explains his strategy.]
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Dunbar, West Virginia) Dilemma faced by residents here, site of only other Union Carbide plant manufacturing methyl isocyanate, due to town's economy dependency on plant examined; films shown. [PEOPLE - criticize Union Carbide; encourage India to sue.] Geological factors affecting residents' prospects of escape in event of gas leak explained. [MAN - notes lack of evacuation routes.]
REPORTER: Jennifer McLogan

Cochran, John;
McLogan, Jennifer;
Palmer, John

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