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Unformatted text preview: Kalvin Chiu ANT 131 Oct. 20, 2010 Advocacy after Bhopal: Chapter 3 & 4 After the Bhopal disaster, the former chairman of Union Carbide Corporation, Warren Anderson, issued a statement regarding the moral responsilbity of the whole disaster. One would think that by accepting moral responsibility would mean taking responsibility for your actions, but as we read in his statement, Mr. Andersons apathy towards the predicament clearly points out the inhumanity behind corporations closed doors. In his statement, he said that UCC is not able to accept responsibility for the accident because Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL), who owned the plant that had exploded, had been an established corporation for nearly 50 years. Also, Mr. Anderson addressed any misconceived information, such as that the 22% of the stock held of UCIL by UCC was strictly owned by the Indian government and Indian investors. In addition to denying full responsibility for their actions, he also had the audacity to say that he would have stayed to help, but...
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