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Bhopal Case Study
In Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India there was a serious industrial accident. Poisonous gas
escaped from a chemical plant and caused huge problems for people, both immediately and
gradually.

Causes

It all started when a cleaner did not cut off the…

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2006 affidavit stated the leak caused 558,125 injuries including 38,478 temporary partial and
approximately 3,900 severely and permanently disabling injuries.

o The initial effects of exposure included:

Coughing

Vomiting

severe eye irritation

a feeling of suffocation

o Many people fled the scene as…

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o lung injuries

o female reproductive difficulties

o birth defects among children born to affected women.

Stories:

Swaraj Puri (Chief of Police) was preparing for bed when he heard a
man shouting. It was a pleasant, cool, night, he remembers. Bhopal's
chief of…

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A memorial to the Bhopal disaster in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (right)


A petition made by the Indians for the extraction of Anderson from the UK (left)

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