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Union Carbide Wins Dismissal of Suit Over Bhopal Plant

Dow Chemical Co.’s Union Carbide won dismissal of a lawsuit alleging polluted soil and water produced by its former chemical plant in Bhopal, India, injured area residents, one of at least two pending cases involving the facility known for the 1984 disaster that killed thousands.

U.S. District Judge John Keenan in Manhattan ruled on June 26 that Union Carbide and its former chairman, Warren Anderson, weren’t liable for environmental remediation or pollution-related claims made by residents near the plant, which had been owned and operated by a former Union Carbide unit in India.