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Bhopal Disaster

December 03, 1996
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12 years ago today, the Union Carbide Corporation’s fertilizer plant in Bhopal India spewed toxic gas, killing 4000 people and injuring a half a million others. It was the world’s worst industrial accident. And people are still dying and suffering from illnesses related to their exposure to Union Carbide’s poisonous gas; that’s why the Bhopal Disaster has been called the "Hiroshima of the Chemical Industry." Bhopal has also emerged as a classic example of corporate crime that’s gone unpunished.

Guests:

Dr. Rosalie Bertell, Epidemiologist and Chair of the International Medical Commission on Bhopal

Thomas Callendar, Neurotoxicologist and member of the Commission


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