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An Indian court reissued a summons for...

An Indian court reissued a summons for the former chairman of Union Carbide Corp. to answer homicide charges over the Bhopal poison gas tragedy. Two previous efforts to serve the summons on Warren Anderson, who retired from the U.S. multinational in 1986, had failed, a court in the central Indian city was told. More than 2,600 people were killed and 200,000 injured on Dec. 3, 1984, when a cloud of methyl isocyanate gas leaked from the company’s pesticides plant in Bhopal. The Indian government has charged negligence and is suing Union Carbide for $3.3 billion in compensation for 500,000 victims. Homicide charges against Anderson, eight other company executives and two Union Carbide affiliates were filed last December, after talks on an out-of-court settlement of the damages suit broke down.


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