Satinath Sarangi



Crimes of Bhopal and the Global Campaign for Justice

Sarangi underscores the role of states and their institutions in subordinating worker and community health to the needs of global corporations. From his unique perspective as Managing Trustee of the Bhopal Clinic and Sambhavna Trust, Sarangi reflects on the toll of the disaster: over 20,000 fatalities; more than 30 survivors die each month; over 120,000 survivors desperately need medical attention for chronic exposure-induced diseases; thousands of families are on the brink of starvation because the breadwinners are dead or too sick to work; and over 20,000 people in the surrounding area must rely on water contaminated by chemicals that have leaked from the abandoned factory.

health care, occupational health, environmental crime, Bhopal disaster, social movements

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 29, No. 3 (2002): 47-52