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Bhopal Site Shows Few Signs of Care

1:23 PM MDT | July 16, 2012 | Lyn Tattum in Bhopal

The tragedy that beset Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh, India on December 3, 1984 stands as one of the world’s worst industrial accidents. A pesticide plant operated by Union Carbide’s 51%-owned subsidiary, Union Carbide India Ltd. (UCIL), ran out of control and an exothermic reaction caused a cloud of methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas to be released over the surrounding community. The immediate death toll was estimated at 3,000 and many more--between 8,000 and 28,000, according to differing organizations and reports--subsequently died over the years due...


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