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Friday, December 4, 2009

25th Anniversary of the Bhopal gas leak disaster

Twenty-five years ago a Union Carbide plant in a densely populated part of the city of Bhopal, India, leaked some 40 tons of poisonous gas, which diffused into the surrounding settlements to kill people in their sleep. Some 8-10,000 people died within the first 72 hours and another 15,000 people have died as a result of their exposure to the toxic gas. Some 120,000 survivors have debilitating medical conditions that require extensive continuing health care. The survivors are still struggling to obtain just compensation and appropriate rehabilitation and continuing care. Furthermore, the site itself is still toxic and still poisoning people. The world's worst industrial disaster is not over after a quarter of a century - it is truly the disaster that keeps on giving.

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