Dec 3, 1984: Explosion at a Union Carbide pesticide plant released toxic gases which killed 2,000 in Bhopal, India.

Dec 3, 1984: Explosion at a Union Carbide pesticide plant released toxic gases which killed 2,000 in Bhopal, India.

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The Use and Storage of Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) at Bayer CropScience (2012). Download a free PDF at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13385&utm_source=pinterest

The Use and Storage of Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) at Bayer CropScience (2012). Download a free PDF at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13385&utm_source=pinterest

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More than 40 tons of methyl isocyanate spilled from a Union Carbide-owned pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, in 1984, killing more than 20,000 people in the world’s worst chemical disaster.

More than 40 tons of methyl isocyanate spilled from a Union Carbide-owned pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, in 1984, killing more than 20,000 people in the world’s worst chemical disaster.

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The #UnionCarbide methyl isocyanate (MIC) tank that released the gas killing tens of thousands in #Bhopal

The #UnionCarbide methyl isocyanate (MIC) tank that released the gas killing tens of thousands in #Bhopal

Bhopal: The third generation of Bhopal is now bearing the brunt of toxic leak of Methyl Isocyanate from the carbide factory on December 2, 1984.

Bhopal: The third generation of Bhopal is now bearing the brunt of toxic leak of Methyl Isocyanate from the carbide factory on December 2, 1984.

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The Bhopal gas tragedy was a gas leak incident on Dec., 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India - considered one of the world's worst industrial catastrophes. A leak of methyl isocyanate gas and other chemicals from the plant resulted in the exposure of hundreds of thousands of people. As many as 25,000 deaths have been attributed to the disaster in recent estimates.

The Bhopal gas tragedy was a gas leak incident on Dec., 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India - considered one of the world's worst industrial catastrophes. A leak of methyl isocyanate gas and other chemicals from the plant resulted in the exposure of hundreds of thousands of people. As many as 25,000 deaths have been attributed to the disaster in recent estimates.

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Photo by: David Graham, Changing Ideas. Available for free use upon request to the Bhopal Medical Appeal.  The Abandoned Union Carbide Pesticide Plant, Bhopal, India  HISTORY A gas leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India saw the beginning of the worst industrial disaster in history. It has come to be known as the Hiroshima of the chemical industry. 40 tonnes of deadly methyl isocyanate gas, used in the manufacture of the pesticide Sevin, spewed from the plant into the…

Photo by: David Graham, Changing Ideas. Available for free use upon request to the Bhopal Medical Appeal. The Abandoned Union Carbide Pesticide Plant, Bhopal, India HISTORY A gas leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India saw the beginning of the worst industrial disaster in history. It has come to be known as the Hiroshima of the chemical industry. 40 tonnes of deadly methyl isocyanate gas, used in the manufacture of the pesticide Sevin, spewed from the plant into the…

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Just after midnight on December 3, 1984, tens of thousands of pounds of methyl isocyanate (MIC), a highly toxic gas used in manufacturing chemicals, leaked into the air over Bhopal from the city’s Union Carbide pesticide plant. The plumes of poisonous vapour killed 3,200 people in the immediate aftermath

Just after midnight on December 3, 1984, tens of thousands of pounds of methyl isocyanate (MIC), a highly toxic gas used in manufacturing chemicals, leaked into the air over Bhopal from the city’s Union Carbide pesticide plant. The plumes of poisonous vapour killed 3,200 people in the immediate aftermath

Thirty one years ago, on this day, a tragedy took place, deadly plumes of poisonous Methyl Isocyanate gas—about 500 times more toxic than cyanide– leaked from the Union Carbide factory and killed more than 8,000 immediately

Thirty one years ago, on this day, a tragedy took place, deadly plumes of poisonous Methyl Isocyanate gas—about 500 times more toxic than cyanide– leaked from the Union Carbide factory and killed more than 8,000 immediately

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