Présentation de l'éditeur
The Black Box of Bhopal is a thoroughly researched work that will challenge many of the public's assumptions about the disaster. Written by a former Union Carbide scientist who had unique access to important new documents and research analysis about the investigation, has provided unparalled and surprising new insights into the construction and operation of the Bhopal plant and the internal workings of Union Carbide Corporation and its Indian subsidiary Union Carbide India Ltd. (UCIL). More importantly, it discloses the extensive correspondence between the Ministries of the Government and UCIL from the inception of the MIC plant.
The author has considerable experience with MIC, and was also a member of the laboratory investigation team that determined the cause of the leak. Through extensive explanation of the plant's history, scientific studies of the residue from the tank, and critical evaluation of the subsequent government-controlled investigation, a clearer understanding of the events will be revealed that may surprise many readers.
Supported with extensive bibliography and original documents, this book provides new insights, separates facts from fiction, exposes widely-accepted myths as baseless, and presents an unbiased picture of the real causes behind this tragic event.
Biographie de l'auteur
The author is a research chemist with over twenty years of experience in the use of methyl isocyanate (MIC), and is a holder of over sixty-five patents and several scientific publications. Subsequent to the tragedy, he was a member of the Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) investigation team that determined the real cause of the gas leak.