posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 07:08 PM
reply to post by First Sergeant Kent A. Tr
. . I wanna find some stuff in history when things blow up in peoples faces.
LOVE CANAL, INDIA
December 3, 1984:
Thousands die in a Bhopal, India, chemical accident which leaked deadly gases from a chemical factory near the central Indian
city of 900,000 people. The accident happened at the American owned Union Carbide Pesticide Plant. Mr Y P Gokhale, managing director of Union Carbide
in India, said that methyl isocyanate gas (MIC) escaped when a valve in the plant's underground storage tank broke under pressure. Because of the
hypothesized reactions that took place within the storage tank and in the surrounding atmosphere, it is thought that apart from MIC, phosgene, and
hydrogen cyanide along with other poisonous gases all played a significant role in this disaster.
The lethal gas leak from the Bhopal factory in 1984 killed as many as 7,500 people immediately and caused tens of thousands of people in the area to
have severe medical problems. Testimonies from doctors who provided medical assistance during the tragedy claim over 15,000 were dead in the first
How Cheap Is Life In India? Union Carbide only paid out an average of $370-$533 per person in February, 1992.
As many as 100,000 people are
still in need of urgent medical attention and have missed out on compensation. The abandoned factory remains, with toxic waste and pesticide residue
strewn about the property. The groundwater in the area is still contaminated.
[edit on 3/18/2008 by donwhite]