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Bhopals toxic links with Indore

People in Indore and the adjoining Pithampur industrial area in Madhya Pradesh are protesting the incineration of Bhopal’s toxic waste near their homes. The waste disposal facility in Pithampur in Dhar district was completed recently. On March 18, the Madhya Pradesh state pollution control board allowed Ramky Enviro, the private company operating the facility, to start trial runs.

Not learning from Bhopal

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We have no protocol for handling chemical accidents, managing medical relief or fixing the liability of polluters

Government Policies and Action Plans

The National Green Tribunal Act, 2010

The National Green Tribunal Act 2010 approved by the President of India on June 2, 2010. It provides for establishment of National Green Tribunal- a special fast-track court for speedy disposal of environment-related civil cases.

The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010

Bill to provide for civil liability for nuclear damage, appointment of claims commissioner, establishment of nuclear damage claims commission and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Environmental Impact

Research on waste at the Union Carbide factory and what it has found

This fact sheet includes research on waste at the Union Carbide factory and what it has found.

What is being done regarding toxic waste at Union Carbide, Bhopal

This fact sheet contains what is being done regarding toxic waste at Union Carbide, Bhopal.

Medical Aftermath

The Union Carbide Disaster in Bhopal: A Review of Health Effects

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

DRDE claims on toxicity of UC factory

This study was conducted to assess the safety with special reference to acute toxicity, if any of six samples (Excavated waste, Lime sludge, Naphthol tar (or Naphthol tar), Reactor residue, Semi processed pesticide and Sevin tar) collected from `Stored Toxic Wastes at the former UCIL plant site at Bhopal'.

Legal Issues

Judgment on the Bhopal Gas Disaster: In the Court of Bhopal, dated 7th June 2010

Final judgement on Bhopal gas disaster delivered 25 years, after the tragedy by Bhopal district court. 8 senior executives of Union Carbide have been convicted and sentenced to 2 years of Jail. But this is too little & too late, say victims and the activists.


Bhopal: The inside story

On the night of December 2, 1984, forty tons of deadly methyl isocyanate leaked out of a Union Carbide pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, killing thousands and injuring many more.

Bhopal: Industrial genocide?

The deaths in Bhopal caused by Union Carbide's noxious fumes should not have happened at all. Equally unnecessary and unwarranted is the continuing suffering of those who managed to survive. Situations that caused a tragedy of such magnitude could and should have been averted.