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INDIA-BHOPAL-CLEANUP
(2007-05-29)
(wgvu) - - DESPITE OBJECTIONS, A COMPANY PLANS TO
BURN TOXIC WASTE FROM A 1984 INDUSTRIAL DISASTER IN INDIA THAT
KILLED AT LEAST TEN-THOUSAND PEOPLE.
THE GAS LEAK FROM A PESTICIDE PLANT IN BHOPAL WAS THE WORLD'S
WORST INDUSTRIAL DISASTER. IN ADDITION TO THE TEN-THOUSAND KILLED,
MORE THAN 550,000 OTHERS WERE AFFECTED IN SOME WAY.
THE COMPANY THAT PLANS TO BURN TOXIC WASTE FROM BHOPAL SAYS THE
WASTE POSES NO THREAT. BUT ENVIRONMENTALISTS SAY THE COMPANY IS NOT
UP TO THE TASK.
SURVIVORS HAVE BEEN FIGHTING TO GET THE SITE CLEANED UP. THE
PLANT WAS RUN BY A SUBSIDIARY OF UNION CARBIDE AT THE TIME OF THE
ACCIDENT.
UNION CARBIDE WAS LATER TAKEN OVER BY MIDLAND'S DOW CHEMICAL,
WHICH SAYS IT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEANING UP THE SITE.

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