India's AG Wants to Double Payout from US Chemical Company

Friday, December 03, 2010

India's Attorney General has filed a case to double the payout for a 1984 tragedy caused by U.S. chemical company Dow Chemicals. The company owned a Union Carbide chemical plant in Bhopal, India, which leaked gas 26 years ago and caused the death of thousands of people in the area. Dow Chemical paid a $470 million settlement in 1989, but now India is petitioning for over $1 billion.

Joining us for more on the story is Mark Dummett, South Asia reporter for our partner the BBC. 

Guests:

Mark Dummett

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Kate McGough

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