Clean up Union Carbide disaster site in Bhopal, India
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The Bhopal disaster was an incident where methyl isocyanate gas and other chemicals were leaked into the environment by Union Carbide, which is considered one of the world’s worst industrial disasters. It occurred on a night in December of 1984 at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl isocyanate gas and other chemicals. The toxic spill made its way in and around the towns located near the plant. Estimates vary on the death toll. The official immediate death toll was 2,259. The government of Madhya Pradesh confirmed a total of 3,787 deaths related to the gas release. Others estimate 8,000 died within two weeks and another 8,000 or more have since died from gas-related diseases. A government affidavit in 2006 stated the leak caused 558,125 injuries including 38,478 temporary partial and approximately 3,900 severely and permanently disabling injuries. Dow Chemical Company purchased Union Carbide in 2001; they purchased the company’s assets and liabilities
To this day the company still has not cleaned up its mess nor has it properly compensated its victims. Please sign this petition and tell DOW to do the right thing!
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