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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘methyl isocyanate’

On This Day, November 3, 1984

On This Day, November 3, 1984

The Bhopal-Union Carbide disaster In the early morning hours, one of the worst industrial disasters in history begins when a pesticide plant located in the densely populated region of Bhopal in central India leaks a highly toxic cloud of methyl isocyanate into the air. Of the estimated one million people living in Bhopal at the time, 2,000 were killed immediately, at least 600,000 were injured, and at least 6,000 have died since. Bhopal was a city in India's Madhya Pradesh region between ... Full Story

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