Wednesday, December 2, 2009

25 years on, lives are still 'poisoned' in Bhopal: News

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    • an all-party religious prayer meeting in which Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister is also expected to take part, that claimed 15,274 lives and affected 5,74,000 persons after leakage of MIC gas from the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) plant on the intervening night of December 2-3, 1984..
    • Hitting out at the Centre and Madhya Pradesh government, NGOs fighting for the cause of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy victims have alleged that neither the gas-affected persons were paid adequate compensation, nor any steps had been taken to dispose off the toxic wastes from the plant site.

    • A recent report indicated high levels of toxic chemicals in Bhopal's drinking water. Residents in the areas surveyed had high rates of birth defects, rapidly rising cancer rates, neurological damage, chaotic menstrual cycles and mental illness, it said.

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