Bhopal victims will appeal court setback
Date: 21 Mar 2003
Vicitms of the Bhopal gas disaster have said that they will appeal a New York court ruling that dismissed a class action seeking damages.
Federal District Judge John Keenan said that the company had sold all its shares in the plant and used money to build a hospital in Bhopal. The company, he suggested, had done enough and too much time had now passed for further action.
This is the third time in 18 years that judge Keenan has rejected attempts by victims to seek redress for the disaster.
The gas leak at the Union Carbide plant in 1984 killed thousands of people and left many more seriously injured. It stands as one of the worst industrial disasters in the world's history.
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