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The Bhopal Gas Industrial Disaster is considered one of the biggest and worst disasters in history.


Bhopal Gas Disaster

The Bhopal Gas Disaster also referred to as Bhopal Gas Tragedy was an accidental disaster that took place on the night of 2-3 December 1984 in the capital city of Madhya Pradesh. The incident took place in a pesticide plant Union Carbide India Ltd. (UCIL) when around 45 tons of Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) gas leaked from the plant.

The highly toxic gas was exposed to, and nearby cities of the plant and affected nearly 5,00,000 people. According to the Madhya Pradesh government’s estimates, the tragedy killed 3,787 people in and around Bhopal. However, media reports peg the actual death toll anywhere between 16,000 and 30,000.

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In 1989, Union Carbide Corporation (UCC) paid $470 million (equivalent to $871 million in 2020) to settle litigation stemming from the disaster.

Effects of Bhopal Gas Tragedy

The tragic incident of the Bhopal Gas Disaster resulted in the loss of human and animal lives and severe Environmental Impacts. Most of the victims died from suffocation due to gas outspread. The gas was so heavy and thick that it filled their lungs, essentially drowning them to death.

However, the effects were not just limited to that period of time. The gas affected around 5-6 lakhs of human lives. The effects last for several decades. resulting in prolonged long-term illness. The researchers also said that the incident can lead to numerous chronic diseases, as well as a higher rate of spontaneous abortion and defects in births.

Apart from the human toll, over 2,000 livestock animals were killed by the gas that night. The heavy gas also poisoned the fish and water bodies, thus making the water undrinkable.

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