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Bhopal Disaster

StoryDecember 03, 1996
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Guests
Dr. Rosalie Bertell

Epidemiologist and Chair of the International Medical Commission on Bhopal

Thomas Callendar

Neurotoxicologist and member of the Commission


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.


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