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Victims of gas leak in Bhopal seek redress on compensation

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 12 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:366
  1. Sanjay Kumar
  1. New Delhi

    Thousands of compensation claims relating to one of the world's biggest industrial disasters, at the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal in 1984, are being taken to India's Supreme Court for revision next week.

    The move comes in the wake of a Supreme Court order of 19 July, which asked the government to distribute the remaining 15 billion rupees (£176m; $325m; €263m) lying in the coffers of the Reserve Bank of India.

    In the incident, poisonous gas leaked from the …

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