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A Legacy of Suffering
In 1984, 40,000 tons of methyl isocyanate (MIC) escaped from the United Carbide factory in Bhopal, India, killing thousands of people. Local residents have been asking for the factory to be cleaned up and the area decontaminated ever since. Neither the Indian government who own the land, nor DOW Chemical, who now own the factory, have taken on the responsibility of clean-up and new generations, including families who weren’t in the area during the gas-explosion, are born with disabilities and chronic ailments directly attributed to the water and soil around them.