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Bhopal gas tragedy: Industry's ugly face

April 25, 2008

The Bhopal gas tragedy remains a live issue 23 years after toxic gases leaked out of a Union Carbide plant in December 1984.

Recent developments indicate a desire on the part of the government to put an end to it. A series of reports looks at these developments and the continuing presence of 9,000 tonnes of toxic waste on the premises of the plant.

People living around the Union Carbide plant site here have two options when it comes to drinking water.

Text : Shashikant Trivedi

Image: Survivors of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak tragedy who walked 800 kms from the Madhya Pradesh to New Delhi protest and shout anti-government slogans in New Delhi on April 3, 2008, to demand that the UPA Government keep its promises made to them on relief and rehabilitation.| Photograph: Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images

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