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The Bhopal disaster or Bhopal gas tragedy was an industrial disaster that took place at a Union Carbide pesticide plant in the city of Bhopal, India. On 3 December 1984, the plant released 42 tonnes of toxic methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas, exposing more than 500,000 people to toxic gases. The first official immediate death toll was 2,259. A more probable figure is that 8,000 died within two weeks, and it is estimated that an additional 8,000 have since died from gas-related diseases


[2009] Bhopal chemical poisoning continuing 25 years on

[2001] Bhopal: Industrial Disaster Victims Still Battle Health Effects 17 Years Later

[2000] USA: Union Carbide CEO Fugitive in Bhopal Suit

See: Agent Orange

The Bhopal Chemical Disaster: Twenty Years Without Justice