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NAS Analysis of Bayer MIC Plant Cites Wastewater Concerns

11:20 AM MDT | May 22, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

The National Research Council (NRC; Washington), a division of the National Academy of Sciences, says Bayer’s methyl isocyanate (MIC) unit at its Institute, WV site should take greater care with effluent discharges due to potential adverse health effects related to wastewater. In 2009, Bayer announced it had reduced MIC production by about 80%, and will terminate all production by the end of this year. MIC is used in the production of carbamate pesticides, and is most known for the death of an estimated 4,000 people at Bhopal, India in 1984 after an...

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