"25 Years After Bhopal, Institute Still Reducing MIC"

"CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Twenty-five years ago Thursday, a leak of the chemical methyl isocyanate -- MIC -- killed thousands of people who lived near a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India. It was the worst industrial disaster in history.

Since then, residents of the Kanawha Valley have lived with and periodically complained about the huge stockpile of MIC at a sister facility, the former Carbide plant in Institute.

This year is different."

Ken Ward Jr. reports for the Charleston Gazette December 3, 2009.

See Also:

"Bhopal Survivors Fight for Justice" (BBC News)

Opinion: "Preventing the Unthinkable -- Bhopal, U.S.A." (Huffington Post)

"Victims of Bhopal Gas Tragedy Demand Cleanup" (AP)

"India's "Death Factory" Leaves Toxic Legacy 25 Years on" (Reuters)

"Bhopal Anger on 25Th Anniversary of Killer Leak" (AFP)

"PM Promises Cleanup of Bhopal Gas Leak Site and Support To Affected" (Times of India)

"No Justice for Bhopal, 25 Years on" (UK Guardian)

Thursday, December 3, 2009