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Bhopal: Way Ahead

DURING 1969-84, Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) mainly produced three pesticides namely sevin (carbaryl), temik (aldicarb) and sevidol, which is a formulation of carbaryl and gammahexachlorocyclohexane (γ-HCH).

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Anderson's Extradition & Approval for a Memorial

A Delhi court of the chief metropolitan magistrate gave the green signal to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on March 23 to extradite former Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) chairperson Warren Anderson- an accused in the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy case, now based in US. Anderson, now 90, has never faced trial in the Bhopal gas tragedy case.

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Bhopal to Germany

Twenty-eight years after the lethal gas leak at Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, the 350 tonnes of toxic waste lying at the defunct factory is likely to be airlifted to Germany for safe disposal. The disposal process, however, will start only after India’s Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Transboundary Movement) Rules of 2008, which forbid export and import of hazardous waste, are amended. Read more  

Whose toxic waste is it anyway?

New Delhi, July 20, 2011: Oliver Twist would feel for the 350 million tonnes of toxic chemicals still sitting inside the defunct Union Carbide factory in Bhopal. In 1984, an accident at the chemical company’s plant spewed deadly methyl isocyanate gas into the air, immediately killing 3,500 people. Residents subsequently suffered from deadly cancers and generations of children continue to be born with horrendous birth defects. Read More

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BHOPAL: A TOXIC LEGACY

Now Bhopal is a metaphor for disaster, industrial and human. It has been the object of much speculation and typically endless litigation, including the latest travesty of justice.  

See also

CSE's comments on NEERI-NGRI Final Report NEERI-NGRI Final Report: Assessment and Remediation of Hazardous Waste Contaminated Areas in and around M/s Union Carbide India Ltd., Bhopal - June, 2010 IICT: Technical and tender document for detoxification, decommissioning and dismantling of Union Carbide plant - February, 2010 NEERI's presentation to Group of Ministers (GoM) - June, 2010 Minutes of the meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) held from 18-21 June, 2010  

Young India's Bhopal challenge

The Bhopal question has one more angle: why was there so much public and media outrage over this 25-year-old issue? Why did the national media focus on this story, which till now had been consigned to the backrooms where only noisy environmental activists live?