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  •  I would be interesting in hearing... (5+ / 0-)

    ...how the Union Carbide rank-and-file employees viewed the accident.  Did they tend to accept the company's position that it was deliberate sabotage?  Did they feel they company had done all that was reasonable for it to do in the aftermath?  

    If you're not at liberty to comment, I understand.

    We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Justice Louis D. Brandeis

    by dsteffen on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 10:31:57 AM PST

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    •  I don't recall hearing much about it. (2+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, dsteffen

      Rhone-Poulenc had bought about half the plant by then, including the MIC unit. I worked at Institute from early '87 to late '90 (and had another temp gig there in the Polyox unit in 1999-2000), so it wasn't terribly far in the past, but not a hot topic either. I do recall we really didn't want any blue light specials - they wouldn't have been the "Attention K-Mart shoppers...." kind. Flashing blue lights were part of the toxic gas release alarm system.

      Cogito, ergo Democrata.

      by Ahianne on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 06:58:45 AM PST

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