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Bhopal, India - Union Carbide Disaster

Related Lawyers: Richard S. Lewis, Reena A. Gambhir
Related Practice Areas: Environmental Threats

Hausfeld lawyers represented residents of Bhopal, India who were exposed to toxic wastes, that contaminated the soil and drinking water surrounding the infamous Union Carbide Plant, which was the site of the 1984 gas leak that killed and injured thousands of nearby residents. Since the gas leak disaster in 1984, Union Carbide has abandoned the plant, causing the remaining chemicals to enter the surrounding groundwater and resulting in high rates of cancer and neurological disorders in neighborhoods surrounding the plant.

Lawsuits were filed in the Southern District of New York seeking to compel Union Carbide to clean up the plant site and to provide medical monitoring to the surrounding communities and pay damages to those who have been injured by the extensive pollution. 

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