July 31, 2006 | Mark Paradies

Monday Accident and Lessons Learned – The Bhopal Investigation

I found an outstanding description of the difficulties encountered conducting a major investigation – the chemical release at Bhopal. The paper is entitled:

Investigation of Large-Magnitude Incidents: Bhopal as a Case Study

by Ashok S. Kalelkar and presented at the AICHE Conference on Preventing Major Accidents in May of 1988.

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What will you learn? The challenges of a highly political, legally contentious investigation.

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