Researches into the cause of the Carbide catastrophe are yet to see the light of the day

This appeal presents the latest of many legal battles stemming from perhaps history's worst industrial catastrophe: the
1984 toxic gas disaster at a chemical plant in Bhopal, India. Earlier actions included scores of individual and class-action
complaints filed in federal courts throughout the United States and consolidated in the United States District Court for the

The Union Carbide concealed information about radiation levels in a uranium plant for 20 years. Murky details are coming to light now

The Union Carbide India Ltd. (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, which used to manufacture (among other products) the pesticide Sevin (carbaryl) gained world-wide recognition as a result of the tragic chemical disaster on the night of 2-3rd December

In May 1999, Greenpeace International, along with the Bhopal-based NGOs Bhopal Group for Information and Action and Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sanghatana, carried out an investigation of the former UCIL site. Samples of soil were collected both from areas once used for waste disposal, and around the former Sevin plant, where a ruptured and leaking storage tank was found.

It is 15 years since 60 tonnes of methyl isocyanate MIC leaked outfrom Union Carbide Corporation's UCC plant in Bhopal, killing 5,000 people and affecting more than five lakh. Even today, many questions remain unanswered: How did the gas leak oc

• Pesticides can harm unborn children, and an estimated Rs 24,000 crore is needed to fight pesticide-borne dis-eases, says Suresh Prabhu, Union minister for environment and forests. •

With the dismantling of the Union Carbide factory responsible for the Bhopal gas leak, vital evidence in the case, which reveals the company s callousness, will disappear

Supreme Court judgement on Bhopal Gas Disaster dated 13/09/1996.

DECEMBER 3, 1994. The stage was set in Bhopal, again, for an army of people. Mediapeople. Activists. As for those who had rushed out of their homes 10 years ago to the day straight into the most