This pollution has since affected their health and has resulted into more cancer deaths, miscarriages, defects in births, dying of livestock and the sick fish. The attempts to solve the problem and prosecute those involved have proven futile since the county‘s judicial system is marred by corruption. The company was required to clean up its mess and pay for the damages. The toxic waste dumped in the area is believed to be of an estimate of 18 billion gallons, and its remains are still present to date.The company that took over the ownership from Texaco was later ordered to pay eighteen billion dollars for the damages. This was to act as the reparations for the
The chemicals included urea, fluorescent dye, mercury, insecticides, propethampos, etrimphos, orgonochlorine metoxuron, etc. Sirens were used by the authority to alarm not only people living locally but also to people living in the nearby regions surrounding the border of France and Germany. The river flowed through Switzerland, Germany, France and Holland. This fire caused damage which was treated over the years. It was the major destruction in Europe over the decades.
The ships captain had a drinking problem and on the night of the incident he was unfit to be in charge of the tanker and so left an unqualified crewmember in control. This inexperienced crewmember wouldn’t have collided with Bligh Reef if the ships RAYCAS radar had not been broken and disabled for more than a year before the disaster. The incorrect crewmember being in charge of the tanker (the third mate instead of Captain Joseph Hazelwood) and broken equipment played a huge role in the collision. Environmental Impacts Marine creatures were affected greatly by the spill as the toxic oil disrupted the food chain; the oil massively destroyed plankton numbers as it prevented sunlight from getting through the water (Plankton need to sunlight to grow, reproduce and ultimately end up as food for fish). Recent scientific studies have found that the fish developed gross deformities such as extra fins, or suffered from retarded development.
At the same time, supplies water to Kiev's 2.4 million residents. This caused a major problem to the people as now; their drinking water is contaminated with radioactive materials. Other than that, the radioactivity in the seas, lakes and rivers became a threat to aquatic life. Thankfully, the groundwater was slightly affected because the radioactive material fortunately decayed before it could reach the groundwater supplies. Four kilometers of pine trees turned reddish-brown after the accident.
They also began specializing in plastics, industrial chemicals, and synthetic rubbers. In the late 1960’s, Monsanto created the first herbicide called Roundup. In 1970, Monsanto produced a chemical known as Agent Orange, an herbicide used during the Vietnam War to eliminate dense forests and any crops that were used to feed the troops. It was later determined that this chemical contained dioxin, which is highly carcinogenic and in 1979, Monsanto and several other companies that manufactured this chemical were charged with a lawsuit that would haunt this company for many years to come (History.com Staff, 2011). Monsanto does not maintain an ethical culture as they let down their stakeholders ethically with the production of Agent Orange.
Smith argues the dangers of the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) produced by Monsanto and how the United States Government is a large promoter of such a large corporation in order to prove to his audience, those shielded from the truth of the health risks of GMOs, that crops in which our government subsidizes are unsafe, unhealthy, and unnatural. Smith is the author of the “world’s bestselling and #1 rated book,” Seeds of Deception. He is highly educated in the health risks of GMO foods, which have been introduced to our crops that the government
1. Does Monsanto maintain an ethical culture that can effectively respond to various stakeholders? In the past Monsanto did not show great ethical behavior when they created Agent Orange; than in 1970’s lawsuit arose from Vietnamese war.. They did stand up and pay for the Veterans after the war since their chemicals made them sick. The next incident was around the 1960’s with the New Mnsanto it was tained quite quick when the cover-up of toxic dumping into a creek.
Hemp, as defined by Dr. Tom Murphy, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa L. plant whose growth is strictly intended for agricultural and industrial purposes. Many years ago, the production and sale of industrial hemp in the United States was declared unlawful without obtaining a government permit. Hemp has dealt with a bad rap for hundreds of years, and has remained unlawful in this country due to misconceptions of its uses. If made legal in America once again, hemp holds the potential to change the world by opening the doors of thousands of different industries and providing opportunities for the production of various goods. Industrial hemp has been in use around the world since the Stone Age.
The immediate effect of the Oil spill impacted the wildlife which included oil-coated birds (Ducks) and sea turtles. “In-situ burning oil” (the burning of oil in a contained area on the surface of the water) was used as a method for the treatment of the oil spill which negatively impacted the environment. Hence, the Bp Oil spill negatively impacted many components of the environment and other factors, making it the largest disaster in American history. The Bp Oil Spill crisis occurred due to the company’s negligence bringing awareness to the disastrous impacts it has cause on different industries. The Bp Oil Spill greatly impacted the environment teaching the companies to strengthen the approach to preparedness and response planning.
Unlike other organizations, BP was also changing with the dynamics of today’s business environment and was adopting new business strategies and management practices (BP and Verenium announce pivotal biofuels agreement, 2010). With this changing environment, the company faced an accident in the Gulf of Mexico situated in United States of America where 11 workers were dead. This is one of the biggest failures in the history of modern era, which cost near about 43 billion dollar and is continuing. Due to this disaster, company has to pay huge amount of fine to various authorities. This essay discusses about the situations of the company and tries to reveal what are the reasons are responsible for this failure.