ABC Evening News for Monday, Dec 10, 1984
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(Studio) Death toll from Union Carbide gas leak in Bhopal, India, recently said continuing to rise; details given.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld
(Bhopal, India) Survivor Rehman Patel's heroism during gas leak examined; films shown. [RR superintendent E.D. KDKHARE - describes Patel's refusal to leave post to search for own family.] [PATEL - felt his actions were merely his duty.] Attorney Melvin Belli noted representative Patel and others in class action suit against Union Carbide; joint legal action between United States attys. and Indian lawyers discussed. [DC attorney John COALE - explains focus of suit against Union Carbide in US.]
REPORTER: Jim Hickey
(Danbury, Connecticut) [Union Carbide chairperson Warren ANDERSON - believes victims can be fairly compensated without adverse economy impact on company] Investors' concern over financial health of corporation noted reflected in pre- and post-leak company stock activity; details outlined on screen. [ANDERSON - acknowledges differing approaches to Union Carbide stock now.] [E.F. Hutton spokesperson Garo ARMEN - analyzes situation.] Anderson said denying any criminal responsibility by corporation
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory
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