The UCIL plant is still a health hazard

The government still does not know what still afflicts people in Bhopal

What the Centre and the state government did to rehabilitate victims

Industry flouts weak regulations at will

Bhopal is a metaphor for disaster, industrial and human. It has been the object of much speculation and typically endless litigation. A case study in regulatory law, it could serve as wonderful proof in an argument to uphold the precautionary principle. R

Greenpeace and Bhopal disaster survivors transported toxic waste from the Bhopal disaster site to Dow Chemical Co's largest European operation, Dow Benelux, in the Dutch town of Terneuzen. About 20 activists were arrested after they unloaded 250 kg of the

The city of Bhopal, in Madhya Pradesh, central India, suffered the world

The authors have reviewed studies of human health effects that resulted from exposure
to methyl isocyanate gas that leaked from the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India,
in 1984. The studies were conducted during both the early and late recovery periods. Major
organs exposed were the eyes, respiratory tract, and skin. Although mortality was initially

Nine years after the Bhopal methyl isocyanate disaster, we examined the effects of exposures among a cross-section of current residents and a subset of those with persistent symptoms. We estimated individual exposures by developing exposure indices based on activity, exposure duration, and distance of residence from the plant.

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This paper describes the inadequacies in the response of the Union Carbide Corporation to the accidental release of the highly toxic gas, methyl isocyanate, from its plant in Bhopal, India in 1984. Over 20,000 people are estimated to have died from exposure to this gas since 1984, with some 120,000 chronically ill survivors. Union Carbide fought to avoid compensation or to keep it very low.

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