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WASHINGTON: Warren Anderson, who headed Union Carbide when a gas leak in its Bhopal pesticide plant killed thousands, is dead, the New York Times reported.



Anderson died Sep 29 at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Florida, aged 92, the Times said. His death, not announced by his family, was confirmed from public records.



Anderson flew to Bhopal four days after the world's worst industrial disaster and was arrested. But after paying bail he left India and never returned to face trial.



Indian authorities made multiple requests to extradite him, and officially labelled him a fugitive. A judge declared him an "absconder".



Toxic gas leaked from the Bhopal Carbide plant on the night of Dec 2-3, 1984 killing over 3,000 people instantly and thousands over the years. The plant made insecticides.



The disaster left many thousands injured and maimed, many suffering lung cancer, kidney failure, liver disease and serious eye disorders after coming into contact with methyl iso cyanate (MIC).



In 1989, Union Carbide paid $470 million to the Indian government to settle litigation stemming from the disaster. The settlement was denounced by rights activists as peanuts in view of the tragedy.



Anderson at one point of time "ruled over an empire with 700 plants in more than three dozen countries", the Times said.



After the Bhopal horror, "for the first time in his life, Anderson couldn’t sleep; at one point he holed up for a week at a hotel...



"He and his wife, Lillian, spent evenings reading newspaper articles about the tragedy to each other," the daily said.



When they went to restaurants, he was afraid to be seen laughing because people "might not think it was appropriate”.



In 1986, at age 65, he retired from Union Carbide. In later years he gardened and fished with his wife, who survives him, and baked Swedish bread, following an old family recipe.



His death passed almost unnoticed until an article appeared in Vero Beach 32963, the weekly newspaper of the Vero Beach barrier island.



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Source: IANS
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"Posted by SatishChandra on Jan 12,2011 20:34 PM
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Satish Chandra
Posted by:Satish Chandra - 31 Oct, 2014
2: Mother-Chod stupid Indians! This is a post I made a couple years ago:-

"Posted by SatishChandra on Jan 12,2011 20:34 PM
Stealth or no-stealth, 5th generation or 4th generation, fighter aircraft are as obsolete for India's defence as bows and arrows. They can be used against neighbors such as Pakistan and China but the United States is EVERYBODY'S neighbor. It has already invaded and occupied Afghanistan, a part of traditional India and will expand its occupation to the rest of the subcontinent. I am India's expert in strategic defence and the father of India's strategic program including the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program. The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan means the coast-to--coast destruction of the U.S. by India; see my blog titled 'Nuclear Supremacy for India Over U.S.', which can be found by a Yahoo search with the title, for what India needs to do. Russia and other white countries are U.S. allies. These are the enemies to destroy. All other enemies will be taken care of automatically. Conventional arms are worthless for destroying the United States. Nuclear arms to destroy the United States with a FIRST STRIKE -- this is the key -- are cheap and easy to produce with technology India already has. All the money earmarked for fighter aircraft etc., and more, must be pumped into research, development and production of missiles able to deliver India's nuclear warheads -- in the thousands -- to the continental United States. India's missile scientists & engineers should have tested such missiles to their full range decades ago -- everything else, including short and intermediate range missiles and missile defence, is secondary and tertiary -- but have not done that because of prohibitions by India's C.I.A.-controlled governments. This must be done on a war footing after first destroying RAW through which the C.I.A. rules India; see my blog. Satish Chandra"

Since I wrote the above India's nuclear warheads have been emplaced in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities to destroy Washington and New York (with a signal from anywhere in the world with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destroyed if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation; no need to eject or suffer the aches and pains of ejection and no need for missiles). Mother-Chod Indians are too stupid to understand this but luckily only one person is needed to do this; no need for an air force or its stupid paraphernalia. If Mother-Chod defence journalists do not understand this, they can move to New York and see it first hand.

Blowing up Washington and New York will also immediately solve the Kashmir problem.

Satish Chandra
Posted by:Satish Chandra - 31 Oct, 2014
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