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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘pesticide’

50 Years After ‘Silent Spring’

50 Years After ‘Silent Spring’

      Rachel Carson's Brave, Groundbreaking 'Silent Spring' at 50 Years       by Joseph J. Mangano and Janette D. Sherman Fifty years ago, a Johns Hopkins–educated zoologist did something that few at the time thought was possible. With the publication of one book, she started a national debate about the universally accepted use of synthetic pesticides, the irresponsibility of science, and the limits of technological promise. She also challenged the ... Full Story

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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