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Bhopal: The World's Worst Industrial Disaster, 30 Years Later
 
1.Trees frame a rusting building at the abandoned former Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, on November 11, 2014. On the night of December 2, 1984, the factory owned by the U.S. multinational Union Carbide Corporation accidentally leaked methyl isocyanate and other highly toxic gases into the air, killing thousands of largely poor Indians in the neighborhoods nearby. #

1.Trees frame a rusting building at the abandoned former Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, on November 11, 2014. On the night of December 2, 1984, the factory owned by the U.S. multinational Union Carbide Corporation accidentally leaked methyl isocyanate and other highly toxic gases into the air, killing thousands of largely poor Indians in the neighborhoods nearby. #

2.In December 1984, the entrance to the U.S.-owned Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, shortly after the release of poisonous gas. #

2.In December 1984, the entrance to the U.S.-owned Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, shortly after the release of poisonous gas. #

3.Two men carry children blinded by the Union Carbide chemical gas leak to a hospital in Bhopal on December 5, 1984. #

3.Two men carry children blinded by the Union Carbide chemical gas leak to a hospital in Bhopal on December 5, 1984. #

4.Thousands of animals perished in the disaster as well, poisoned by the huge gas leak. Photo taken on December 4, 1984. #

4.Thousands of animals perished in the disaster as well, poisoned by the huge gas leak. Photo taken on December 4, 1984. #

5.A photo from December 4, 1984, shows relatives surrounding victims of the Bhopal tragedy. #

5.A photo from December 4, 1984, shows relatives surrounding victims of the Bhopal tragedy. #

6.A victim of the Bhopal tragedy walks in the streets on December 4, 1984. In the background is the site of the factory. #

6.A victim of the Bhopal tragedy walks in the streets on December 4, 1984. In the background is the site of the factory. #

7.This photograph taken on December 17, 1984, shows bodies of victims lined up following a poison gas leak which killed thousands from the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal. #

7.This photograph taken on December 17, 1984, shows bodies of victims lined up following a poison gas leak which killed thousands from the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal. #

8.Water is hosed onto canvas screens set up around the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal on December 18, 1984, as part of measures taken to avoid further leakage of fumes that had earlier taken a huge toll of deaths and injuries. #

8.Water is hosed onto canvas screens set up around the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal on December 18, 1984, as part of measures taken to avoid further leakage of fumes that had earlier taken a huge toll of deaths and injuries. #

9.A December 1984 photo shows victims who lost sight after a poison gas leak from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, in front of the US Union Carbide factory (shown in background). #

9.A December 1984 photo shows victims who lost sight after a poison gas leak from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, in front of the US Union Carbide factory (shown in background). #

10.A worker cleans dust as he displays a panel of photographs of some of the thousands of people who died in the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster at the forensic department of Gandhi Medical college in Bhopal on June 8, 2010. #

10.A worker cleans dust as he displays a panel of photographs of some of the thousands of people who died in the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster at the forensic department of Gandhi Medical college in Bhopal on June 8, 2010. #

 
 
 
 
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